About Us

The Southwestern International Studies Association (SISA) is an affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA). The SSSA also features affiliate associations in Economics, History, Political Science, Social Work, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies, as well as participants from Anthropology and Psychology. The SSSA also boasts the Social Science Quarterly, a highly regarded and well-ranked interdisciplinary journal published by Wiley-Blackwell. We invite you to join our association, share your work with a welcoming and collaborative community of scholars and students at our annual meetings, and help us celebrate the social sciences!

News about affiliate members

Great news for International Studies! Congratulations to Dr. Israel Nandamudi (East Texas Baptist University), President-Elect of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA), who will assume the presidency in 2020, and Dr. Salli Vargis (Georgia State University), Vice President-Elect, who will follow Israel as president, beginning her service as SSSA President in 2021.

We also want to thank outgoing president, Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh (Harrisburg University of Science and Technology) for his service and dedication over the past several years.

Current Officers

President
Christopher White, PhD
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of History and Political Science
Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
cwhite@livingstone.edu (work)
herrwhite@outlook.com (personal)
(919) 641-0049

Program Chair
Haroon Khan, PhD
Professor of Political Science
Department of Social Sciences
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR
khanh@hsu.edu
(870) 230-5241