Dear Colleagues,


The Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) brings together academicians, professionals, graduate and undergraduate students for candid discussions and objective analysis and evaluations of our academic output. I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to all of you who participated in the just concluded Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL; as we transitioned from the Spring to the Fall scheduling.

You are all cordially invited to join us for our 99thAnnual Meeting in San Diego, CA, October 31-Nov.2, 2019. Our meeting will once again feature paper sessions, 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. I encourage you to contact your colleagues and friends in the social sciences; and encourage them to attend the San Diego Annual Meeting. The 2019 Annual Meeting theme is: “Social Transformation: The Role of Academia”.

The social sciences encapsulate relationships of the past, present, and future that bind individuals and societies together.  Come celebrate our scholarship/scholarly output and highlight the contributions we, as Social Scientists, have made and continue to make toward the social transformations within the United States and beyond! Let’s make this Annual Meeting a great success; as we prepare for our 100 th Annual Meeting in 2020!

SSSA welcomes the participation of all scholars, including retired professionals, and the presentation of current research 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; and I look forward to welcoming and meeting you all in San Diego.


Pascal Ngoboka, Ph.D.
SSSA President, 2018-19
Professor of Economics
University of Wisconsin-River Falls,Wisconsin,USA.