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 wish to thank all of you who participated in the just concluded 99th annual meeting in San Diego, California.  And, I am delighted to invite you and your colleagues to join us again at next year’s annual meeting as we celebrate 100 years of convening to share research and network.

SSSA’s centennial annual meeting will be held October 29-31, 2020 in Austin, Texas, where it all began.  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 once again 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.

I hope to see you in Austin!  To 100 years and counting … Cheers!

Cynthia M. Cready, Ph.D.
SSSA President, 2019-2020
University of North Texas

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