2021 Centennial Annual Meeting Student Travel Grants open for applicaton

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The Southwestern Social Science Association is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for our Student Travel Grants for the 2021 Centennial Annual Meeting in New Orleans.  We will award up to ten travel grants of $300 each.  More information on the grants and the application form are available on the SSSA website.  Deadline for application is ...
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SSSA Announces Hybrid 100th Annual Meeting

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The Southwestern Social Science Association WILL be meeting in New Orleans at the Hotel Monteleone, April 15-17, 2021. To accommodate those who cannot or prefer not to travel but want to participate in the 100th annual conference, we are ALSO offering virtual sessions. It is the best of both worlds! We urge you to consider submitting your proposal now to participate in the ...
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SWPSA to hold February Centennial Event Panel on COVID-19

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The Southwestern Political Science Association will host their February 2021 Centennial Virtual Speaker Series panel on Thursday, February 18, at 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern.  The topic is Comparative Impacts of COVID Around the World.  Speakers include

  • Dr Christopher Clark, President of St Vincent’s Hospital,
  • Dr. Thomas Birkland, Professor at North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Kristin Taylor, Associate Professor at Wayne State University
  • Dr. Wayne Cetrone, ...
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Southwestern Social Science Association Executive Committee Statement on the Assault on the United States Capitol Building, January 6, 2021

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Like many around the world, we, scholars of the Southwestern Social Science Association, watched with shock and horror as the United States Capitol building was attacked and occupied by supporters of President Donald Trump. This attack occurred as the Congress was fulfilling its constitutional duty to certify the votes cast by the Electoral College as part of the 2020 US ...
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SWPSA to continue online lecture series with a Century of Women in American Politics panel

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The 2020 SWPSA Executive Council’s virtual lecture series, created to contribute to ongoing academic dialogue, and engage students and community members, will host its second of four events on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 3 pm to 5 pm eastern via Zoom. Our first panel session focused on Race and Racism in America and featured three distinguished colleagues Dr. Menna ...
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SSSA past-past president Andrade and past SWPSA president Riddlesperger co-edit new American government reader

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Southwestern Social Science Association Past-Past President Lydia Andrade and former Southwestern Political Science Association president James Riddlesperger, Jr., are pleased to announce publication of a new American government reader which they co-edited.  The SSSA congratulates both of these scholars and leaders on their new work.

Considering American Government is a dynamic, readable, engaging presentation of material  not traditionally covered or given ...
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Southwestern Political Science Association to host virtual speaker series

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Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Annual Meeting as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 Southwestern Political Science Association Council agreed that a virtual lecture series might in some small way allow us to touch base with one another, contribute to ongoing academic dialogue, and engage students. To those ends, it has planned a four-part series ...
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Professor Alex R. Piquero to be the keynote speaker at the 2021 Centennial Annual Meeting

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Southwestern Social Science Association President Cynthia Cready is pleased to announce that Alex R. Piquero will deliver the presidential keynote address titled Immigration & Crime: Debunking the Myth at the association’s centennial annual meeting.  The centennial annual meeting is April 15-17, 2021 in New Orleans, LA.  The plenary session is scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 4:00 PM, followed by the ...
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Southwestern Social Science Association 2020 Centennial Annual Meeting is cancelled

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October 28 – November 1, 2020 Austin, Texas

#SSSA2020 Cancellation Notice

Due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) is canceling its 2020 Annual Meeting and postponing our centennial celebration until the 2021 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for April 15-17, 2021 at The Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Accordingly, for 2021, we will keep the 2020 theme ...
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SSSA Statement on the COVID-19 Pandemic and the 2020 Centennial Annual Meeting

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The Centennial Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) Meeting is scheduled for October 29-31, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The SSSA leadership is closely monitoring novel coronavirus (COVID-19) developments as reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, and Read More