The Society for the
Study of Social Issues





Pulse Nightclub Tragedy in Orlando Syllabus

Created by SPSSI members, this new syllabus highlights Important topics of discussion about the Pulse Nightclub Shooting: LGBTQ, Intersectionality, Gun Violence, and Terrorism & Islamophobia. The syllabus can be used in part or in whole in a range of courses, and provides research texts as well as news stories and other teaching resources to complement understanding, reflection, and discussion. Read More




SPSSI Welcomes Marshall Fellow Rashmi Nair to Washington

Rashmi Nair is the 2016-2017 James Marshall Public Policy Fellow. With support from SPSSI, Nair will serve as a fellow in a congressional office, bringing her research background and expertise to a range of policy issues. Read More





In the Wake of Orlando, Hard Questions

The horrifying mass shooting in Orlando raises hard questions about the prevalence of hate crimes against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals; the continuing persistence of gun violence; and the psychological factors that lead some people to commit radical acts of terror. Read more.




Upcoming Deadlines

Clara Mayo Grants Program
October 10th Deadline
This program supports masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. 

Grants-in-Aid Program
October 15th Deadline
Proposals are especially encouraged involving (a) unique and timely research opportunities, (b) underrepresented institutions, graduate students, and junior scholars, (c) volunteer research teams, and (d) actual, not pilot, projects. 



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Opportunities at SPSSI UN

SPSSI welcomes applications from psychologists and graduate students to join the team of SPSSI Representatives at the United Nations in New York

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Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin