The Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) is the oldest social science association in the country, bringing together academicians, professionals, and graduate and undergraduate students in a spirit of collaboration for a century.  I invite you and your colleagues to join us at our next annual meeting as we celebrate 100 years of convening to share research and network.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues, SSSA’s centennial annual meeting has been postponed to April 15-17, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The meeting theme is:  “100 Years and Counting … Breaking Boundaries in a New Century.”  In addition to special events commemorating our 100 year mark, the meeting will feature paper sessions, panels, author-meets-critics sessions, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and paper workshopping opportunities, both in the individual fields of the social sciences as well as within an interdisciplinary framework.  We welcome participation from all scholars, including retired professionals, and the presentation of current research on all topics, methods, and periods or areas in the fields of Anthropology, Economics, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

All paper and panel proposals for the 2020 meeting are being forwarded to the New Orleans 2021 meeting.  If you would like to withdraw your submission from consideration for the 2021 meeting in New Orleans, login to your All Academic account where you submitted your proposal, select add or edit and delete the submission. We also encourage new submissions.  Hopefully, we will be able to develop some special sessions concerning the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Black Lives Matter.  Such sessions would fit well into the 100­th theme as there were similar concerns 100 years ago with the flu pandemic that began in 1918 as well as with the rights of racial and ethnic minorities.

Please stay safe.  I hope to see you in New Orleans!

Cynthia M. Cready, Ph.D.
SSSA President, 2019-2021
University of North Texas

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