The Southwestern Social Science Association brings together scholars, graduate students, and undergraduates for the discussion, examination, and exploration of human society and social relationships. You are cordially invited to join us for our 98th Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida October 10-13, 2018. Our meeting will feature panels, poster sessions, roundtable discussions, and paper workshopping opportunities, both in the individual fields of the social sciences as well as within an interdisciplinary framework.

The social sciences encapsulate relationships of the past, present, and future that bind individuals and societies together. It is through the shared examination of various subjects across the disciplines that we enhance our understanding of the world. Twenty-first century forces of change, technology, and globalization have stimulated increased intercultural and interdisciplinary perspectives on the human condition. Therefore, the theme for this year’s meeting is “It’s a Small, Small World,” which reflects the ever-increasing interconnectedness of people, systems, and academic disciplines.

We welcome the participation of all scholars and the presentation of work on all topics, methodologies, 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. We hope you will join us in Orlando to share your work and participate in a lively discussion of the forces that drive the world of the 21st century.

Lydia Andrade, Ph.D.
SSSA President, 2017-18
Department of Government and International Affairs
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX