Sweet Briar College Sociology Student Blogs on Research, SSSA Annual Meeting

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Sweet Briar College sociology student Courtney Nelson recently attended our 2018 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  She presented results from research she conducted in a summer program at Texas A&M University on education and labor outcomes for Americans who immigrated from western Africa in this decade.  She authored a blog article on her research experience and her presentation at ...
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Statement on SSSA Annual Meeting, Hurricane Michael

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As you know Hurricane Michael has formed and is growing.  I have received emails from individuals concerned about whether the conference will be canceled.  The current, short answer to that is No.

I am in Orlando now (and as many of you know, lived here for 12 years) and am not terribly concerned about the effects of the hurricane on the ...
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University of the Incarnate Word Political Scientist Publishes Article on US Supreme Court Politics

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University of the Incarnate Word political scientist Brandon Metroka has published a new article on how speaker ideology impacts how the US Supreme Court views 1st Amendment freedom of speech cases.  His work has been published in the Justice System Journal and can be accessed here.  He found that the links between speaker ideology, the method of speech chosen, and ...
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2018 Annual Meeting Presidential Plenary to Feature Panel of Speakers

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President Lydia Andrade has announced that the Southwestern Social Science Association’s 2018 Annual Meeting will feature a panel of three distinguished scholars at its plenary session.

Dr. Andrade said, “Our theme for this year’s meeting is ‘It’s A Small World’, reflecting the ever-increasing interconnectedness of people, systems and academic disciplines (and of course giving a nod to Disney).  To highlight this theme, ...
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Amendment to SSSA Bylaws Proposed

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This post shall serve as notice to members that an amendment to the SSSA Bylaws has been proposed.  The full text of the proposed amendment and a brief explanation behind it can be downloaded here.

The purpose of this amendment is to establish a new office of Communications Director, with consequential amendments to other sections reflecting creation of this office and ...
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Graduate Student Fair and Employment Service to be offered at the 2018 SSSA Annual Meeting

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Our 2018 Annual Meeting is just around the corner, and we are very pleased to announce that we will again offer our Graduate Student Fair and our Employment Service at the meeting.

The Graduate Student Fair and the Employment Service are open to institutions and organizations wishing to speak to prospective graduate students and to those who are or soon will ...
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Book by SSSA Past President Receives Accolade

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Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship (University of North Carolina Press, 2017) by Dr. Patrick Barr-Melej, past president of the SSSA, was recently listed as one of the “Historical Studies of 2017 to Highlight” by Santiago, Chile’s major daily newspaper La Tercera. Barr-Melej is Professor of History at Ohio University.

 

The book illuminates modern Chilean ...
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SSSA Sociologists Publish Research on Rural Banking

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This year Baylor University faculty Carson Mencken and Charlie Tolbert (Sociology affiliate) published two additional articles from their research on Changing Rural Bank Lending Patterns:

“Locally Owned Bank Concentration and Bank Loans for Nonmetropolitan Business Start-Ups and Expansions: A Multilevel Analysis from the 2007 Survey of Business Owners” Rural Sociology  83(2): 376-401.

“Small Business Lending and Economic Development in Texas Counties: A ...
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SSQ Editor Keith Gaddie honored with V.O. Key Award

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Professor Keith Gaddie, general editor of Social Science Quarterly, was honored with the V.O. Key, Jr. Award for The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act, recognized as the best book of the year published in southern politics by the Southern Political Science Association.  Prof. Gaddie co-authored the book with Profs. Charles Bullock and Justin Wert.  This marks the second time that ...
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SSSA Political Scientists Publish New American Government Reader

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Southwestern Social Science Association political scientists recently joined together to publish a compelling new American government reader, Considering American Government, available from Kendall Hunt.  Edited by SSSA President Lydia M. Andrade and former political science affiliate president James W Riddlesperger, Jr., the text features chapters on a variety of current issues on US government and politics. Each chapter was written by a ...
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