Texas A&M-Kingsville professor named Career Enhancement Fellow

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Dr Liliana Rodriguez, assistant professor of sociology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was recently named as a Career Enhancement Fellow by the Institute for Citizens and Scholars and funded by the Mellon Foundation. The fellowship will allow her to advance her research in immigration, race relations, and Latina/o studies, in addition to other fields. She is also co-coordinator of Southwest Borderlands ...
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SSSA Secretary Chastity Blankenship announces publication

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Outgoing SSSA Secretary Chastity Blankenship, Southern Florida College, has co-authored a recently published article entitled “‘Since me Back Home’: Using Country Music to Clarify Criminological Theory in Undergraduate Courses” in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Her article can be accessed at this link.

The SSSA congratulates her and her colleagues on their work, and we also thank her for her ...
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SSSA Announces 2022 Bonjean, Lineberry Awards

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The Southwestern Social Science Association is proud to announce the recipients of the Charles Bonjean and Robert Lineberry awards for 2022. These awards are presented for the two best articles published in our journal, Social Science Quarterly, in the preceding year.

The Charles Bonjean Award, goes to “Measuring Income Inequality Across Countries and Over Time: The Standardized World Income Inequality Database ...
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SSSA keynote speaker Thomas Preston gives YouTube presentation “Crisis in Ukraine”

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SSSA 2022 Presidential Keynote Address Speaker Dr. Thomas Preston recently gave a presentation for the Foley Institute entitled “Crisis in Ukraine.” The presentation was uploaded to YouTube and is available to the general public at this link.

Dr. Preston offered background on the events leading toward Putin’s decision to invasion of Ukraine, including Russia’s view as an “existential threat” of ...
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SSSA Presidential Reception open to guests

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As part of our (COVID-delayed!) Centennial Celebrations, the Presidential Reception on Thursday, 21 April, will be open to guests in addition to registered attendees.

The evening will include a cocktail hour and dinner, recognition of honorees, dancing across the decades, a 1920s costume contest, and a Charleston contest. Everyone is encouraged to dress in 1920s period attire.

Those attending the full Annual ...
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Nominations sought for SSSA Secretary, General Program Director

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The SSSA Council will elect a Secretary and a General Program Director at the 2022 [Centennial] Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. Members of the SSSA, in good standing, are eligible for consideration for the Officer position of Secretary and of General Program Director; both are members of the Executive Committee and SSSA Council. Those interested and willing to serve ...
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Dr. Thomas Preston to serve as keynote speaker at SSSA 2022 Annual Meeting

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SSSA President Israel Nandamudi is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Preston will deliver the Presidential Keynote Address at the SSSA 2022 Annual Meeting.

Dr. Thomas Preston is C. O. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Washington State University and a specialist in security policy, foreign affairs, and political psychology (leadership analysis). He received his M.A. at the University of ...
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Change-of-name motion to be brought up at 2022 SSSA Annual Meeting

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The Southwestern Social Science Association’s Council has voted to authorize that the change-of-name motion tabled at the San Diego Annual Meeting be brought off the table and to a vote at the San Antonio Annual Meeting.

If approved, this motion would change the association’s name to the Social Science Society of America. The new name would retain the SSSA acronym. This ...
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Applications now open for 2022 Annual Meeting Student Travel Grants

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The SSSA Council is pleased to announce availability of student travel grants for our 2021 Centennial
Annual Meeting in New Orleans. We will award up to twenty (20) grants in the amount of $300 each, with at least one (1) award provided to an attendee in each of our affiliates (identified as the primary affiliate on the student’s membership file).

Deadline ...
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2021 Student Travel Grant Awardees Announced

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The SSSA is pleased to announce the winners of the student travel grants for our 2021 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Honorees will be recognized during the Presidential Plenary Session on Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4:00PM-5:00PM, onsite in Iberville AB at Hotel Monteleone and online. Each recipient will receive an award of $300.  Congratulations to our honorees!


M.S., Behavioral Health ...
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