Welcome to the Anthropology Affiliate of the Southwestern Social Sciences Association. We meet each year during the SSSA Annual meeting. We accept papers, posters, roundtables, panels, and other presentation formats from all aspects of anthropological study, and scholars do not need to specialize in any regional or sub-disciplinary area to participate. Anthropology sessions at the SSSA meetings offer a positive atmosphere for feedback to scholars of all levels, from those new to the field, to graduate students, to seasoned veterans. Given the holistic nature of anthropology, this represents a great opportunity to network and present amid scholars from across the social sciences.

Current Officers


Jonathan S. Marion
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Director, VIS Lab (vision.image.sense)
University of Arkansas

2019 Programming Chair

Mariah McElroy 
Ph.D. Student, Anthropology
University of Arkansas