Welcome to the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA). Founded in 1919, SSSA is the oldest interdisciplinary social science association in the United States, and is composed of professionals and students in the social sciences, including academics and other professionals.

SSSA is the umbrella organization for seven academic and professional affiliate associations, including the areas of Economics, History, International Studies, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s & Gender Studies. The purpose of SSSA is to promote, cultivate and correlate the various areas of the social sciences and their applications through:

  • Publication of Social Science Quarterly, a well-regarded and well-ranked interdisciplinary journal; and
  • Annual meetings, which regularly draw about 1,000 social scientists from across the country and the world.

We are in the process of transitioning the Association from a Texas-based organisation to one based in Oklahoma for taxation purposes. Legal documents relating to this transition are available for you to view by clicking here.  This transition of SSSA was approved at the SSSA General Business meeting on April 10, 2015.

PLEASE FIND A PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE 2016 ANNUAL PROGRAM HERE Social Science and Public Conversations program