[January 15, 2021]

Invitation to submit papers – SSSP conference 2021: “Revolutionary Sociology”

Take part in the first Virtual Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems!

We, the members of the Transnational Initiatives Committee within SSSP, invite you to consider participating in our  online-only conference in August 6-8, 2021. The conference theme is Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring.
We aim for a global outreach and for a globalization “from below” within our discussions on social problems and our pursuit of social justice. Our committee’s mission is to bring many more academics, activists, community organizers etc. from outside the USA/Canada into our discussions and our organization, particularly colleagues from the “Global South” – i.e. from Asia, Africa, and Latin America/Caribbean.
Hence, our committee co-sponsors six session with a particular transnational characteristic and comparative approach (see list below). Submit your abstract now through the Call for Papers system  here:
You do not have to be a member of the SSSP to submit a paper or abstract.
The extended deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time). Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and please forward this message to others who might be interested!
Kind regards,
Eberhard RAITHELHUBER (he/his) and Alan J. SPECTOR (he/his); Co-Chairs of the Transnational Initiatives Committee within SSSP
Morena TARTARI (she/her), Chair of the Transnational Virtual Initiatives Committee

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Short list of sessions we co-sponsor

Session # 4: Beyond Migration: The Role of (Im)mobility in Community Inclusion and Exclusion  |Preliminary description
Session # 158: Revolutionizing Belonging: Transnational Perspectives on Reconstructing Health and Wellbeing in the Context of Undocumented Migration | Preliminary description 
Session # 159: The Black Lives Matter Movement: Transnational Solidarity and Reverberances in Other Countries | Preliminary description
Session # 160:  The Global Political Economy of Covid-19 Pandemic: The Impact of and Responses from Civil Society and International Community | Preliminary description
Session # 161: The Rise of and Opposition to Authoritarian Race-Ethnic-Religious-Caste Oppression in Late Capitalism | Preliminary description       
Session # 162: Developing Feminist Leadership and Research on Movements and Indigenous Communities in the Global South | Preliminary description

Paper submissions

If you are concerned about any of the topics listed below, please submit your abstract by January 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) by accessing our  website. Most sessions that we co-sponsor have the format of a “ critical dialogue” to explore connections among the various short presentations with a similar theme. Please have also a look into the topics of more than 150 announced sessions!

Financial support

If your abstract is accepted, you are required to be a current member and register for the meeting. However, if this is a burden for you, SSSP may be able to grant exemption from paying the registration fees based on its internal funding policies.
For example, non-U.S. and non-Canadian presenters residing in economically disadvantaged countries who without these funds would be unable to attend the meeting can file an exemption request. In addition, our committee manages a small fund to support people beyond the United States and Canada – and especially those from countries outside the global North.
We can use these funds to subsidize both the conference fee and the membership fee. If your submission is accepted and you are eligible for such financial support, we can help.