Southwestern Sociological Association

The Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) is a disciplinary affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association, the nation’s oldest interdisciplinary social science professional association established in 1919. The SSA promotes the advancement of sociological research, knowledge, teaching, and professional service throughout the greater Southwest and the nation.

2019 Officer Elections

Voting is now open for the Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) election of officers for 2019-2020!

This year we ask the members of SSA to select among candidates for three positions: a Vice President; two members of the Executive Council; and a Student Representative.
Ballots are being emailed to registered members and are valid through October 1st.
Email ballots are anonymous and can only be used once.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this year’s election, please contact Dr. Warren Waren.

GIS Workshop at the Annual Meeting

The GIS Workshop at the 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 31, 1-3 PM, in Promanade B on the 3rd floor at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.  Bring your laptops!  All are welcome.

Sociology Silent Action at the Annual Meeting

Please join the Sociology Affiliate in celebrating 15 years conducting the Silent Auction.  These books and gifts are representative of all the disciplines and you are sure to find something to take home. The auction proceeds go to support the American Sociology Association’s Minority Fellowship. You can read more at this website:

The auction raises over $1000 each year and with your help, this can be the most successful auction to date.  Please check out the list of donations at the Sociology Affiliate Web Page:

If you have something to donate, please contact Elizabeth Kelly, at


Items up for auction at the Annual Meeting include:

STATA and STATA press books,

Frank Furstenberg- Behind the Academic Curtain: How to find Success and Happiness with a Ph.D. (5)

Book info:

Theresa Morris- Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic

Book info:

Health Care in Crisis: Hospitals, Nurses, and the Consequences of Change

Book info:

ESRI  PRESS-      Women in GIS, Mapping their stories (2)

GIS For Science- Applying Mapping and Spatial Analytics (2)

ESRI Map book (2)

ESRI WORLD GIS DAY- 5 one year subscriptions to be given away at the GIS workshop on October 31

University of California Press- The Scholar Denied, Aldon D. Morris

Brookings Press- Diversity Explosion- How new Racial Demographics are Remaking America, William H. Frey

Divided Politics Divided Nation- Hyper conflict in the Trump Era, Darrell M. West               

Cecilia Menjivar- Enduring Violence-Ladina Women’s Lives in Guatemala             

                        Immigrant Families

Sage Publication- gift items

Discover Sociology 4th Edition

Sociology in Action

Our Social World Condensed

Discover sociology Core Concepts

Social Inequality in a Global Age 6h Edition


Family Law and Public Policy, Laura Walker

Constitutional Rights-Cases in Context, INCLUDES FREE ACESS to Aspen Voices and Law Videos, Randy Barnett and Howard E. Katz

Formations of United States Colonialism, Aloyosha Goldstein, Editor

Wrestling with Angels, Marjorie L. Cappock

From Social Movement to Moral Market, Paul-Brian McInerney

Corrections, 3rd Edition, Mary K. Stohr, and Anthony Walsh

Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Class, 3rd Edition– Susan J. Ferguson, Editor

Enrique’s Journey, Sonia Nazariz

Diversity and Society, Joseph F. Healy and Andi  Stepnizk

Anay’s will to Learn, A woman’s Education, Elaine Hampton

Conflicting Commitments, Shannon Glecson

The MATA book, William Gould

Constitutional Law, Laying Down the Law– Robin Scheina Brown and Kelly A. Koermer

Peer Pressure, Peer Reinvention, The role of friends in Crime and Conformity, Barbara J. Costello and Trina L. Hope

Sociology Paper Award Nominations

Information on the Sociology Paper Awards will be posted here as it becomes available.

Southwestern Sociological Association Officers

Office Name Beginning of Term for Current Office End of Term for Current Office
President Maria Cristine Morales 2018 2019
Vice President Robert Wallace 2018 2019
Past President  F. Carson Mencken 2018 2019
Vice President Elect Elizabeth Kelly 2018 2019
Secretary/Treasurer Joseph Comeau 2014
Executive Council Theresa Morris 2017 2019
Kamesha Spates 2017 2019
Gwenetta Curry 2018 2020
Warren Waren 2018 2020
Student Representative Brennan Miller 2018 2019