Recently Published Books at SSS 2024

At the 2024 Annual Meeting, the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee will recognize recently published books by, or about, historically marginalized groups. The committee will also host a free raffle to give away donated books to graduate students and first-time attendees.  If you are interested and willing to donate one copy of your … Read more

2024 Award Recipients

Dear SSS community, On behalf of the Committee on Honors, I am pleased to announce the 2024 Southern Sociological Society award recipients. We invite you to attend the Presidential Honors and Convocation event at the Annual Meeting to offer congratulations and best wishes to the following recipients: Roll of Honor Award Larry Isaac, Vanderbilt University … Read more

Follow-Up: SSS Response to Florida

Dear SSS community, Thank you for responding to our short survey about what sociology is and what SSS should do in response to attacks on sociology in Florida and potentially elsewhere. We have created a word cloud based on your responses. It heartens me to see the many ways in which sociology is seen as … Read more

Registrations, Memberships, and Room Reservations for SSS 2024

Good day SSSers! You’ve seen President Gayle Kaufman’s exciting and important theme, “Disrupting Binaries” – charging us to engage in a sociology that dismantles biases, structures, and laws that do harm to people.  You’ve seen the Preliminary Program for our 87th annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society – masterfully assembled from your submissions by Program Co-Chairs Hiromi Taniguchi, … Read more

SSS Response to Florida

Dear SSS members, I am writing to express my outrage at the recent decision by the Florida board of governors to remove Principles of Sociology from the list of core course requirements. It is frustrating to see sociology under attack because of the many benefits to students and society of engaging with a sociological perspective … Read more

SSS 2024 CREM Minority Serving Institution Travel Scholarship

The Southern Sociological Society and the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities (CREM) are pleased to announce the availability of travel scholarships for support in attending the 2024 annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis and are meant to assist faculty in defraying costs associated with attending … Read more

SSS Antiharassment Taskforce Seeks Advocates

The SSS Antiharassment Taskforce has been working hard to solidify antiharassment policies and practices for SSS. As part of this undertaking, we are interested in recruiting Advocates from SSS members who are planning to attend the meeting this year. Please see below to see the responsibilities and experience that advocates will get during their 1-year … Read more

SSS 2024 Preliminary Program Now Available

We are happy to tell you that the preliminary program is now available here! We would like to thank the members of the SSS2024 Program Committee – Aarushi Bhandari, Blu Buchanan, Felicia Casanova, Melanie Escue, Won-tak Joo, Nik Lampe, Braden Leap, Gabriela Leon-Perez, Corey Miles, Ugur Orak, Ryan Parsons, Elizabeth Rahilly, Kapriskie Seide, Jaclyn Wong, … Read more

Good STARTS Inclusivity Institute

The Southern Sociological Society is offering a second round of Striving Towards Anti-Racist Teaching in the South (STARTS) to a cohort of 20 graduate students to give them good STARTS in their classrooms and the discipline. Workshops will be held virtually during Spring 2024, leading up to the Southern Sociological Society meetings where we will … Read more

Announcing the SSS 2024 Presidential Plenary Sessions

Dear SSS community: I am super excited for our upcoming meeting in New Orleans! There will be so many great sessions and activities. For today, I want to focus on the amazing presidential plenary sessions. On Thursday, we will have S.L. Crawley present a plenary on “Resisting Sociology’s Binaries — and Why It Matters.” Dr. … Read more