Southwestern Sociological Association

The Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) is a disciplinary affiliate of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) , 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 in the greater Southwest and the nation including through The Social Science Quarterly , the journal of the SSSA.

2017 Annual Meetings Participation

On behalf of the Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) and other affiliates of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) SSA President Dr. Carla Goar (Kent State University, cgoar@kent.edu ) welcomes your participation in the 98th annual SSSA Meetings which will convene in Austin, Texas, April 12-15, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency . The theme for the meetings is "Social Science and Social Change"

First Call for Abstracts and Participtants,SSA 2017

SSA President and Sociology Program Chair Dr. Carol Walther (Northern Illinois University) invites the submission of abstracts/proposals for paper, panel, poster, and visual sociology presentations on this theme or other topics from a sociological perspective.

The SSSA Call for Papers can be found at the SSSA website

Formal submissions to the SSA program can be made online via the submission website.

Dr. Walther's contact information is Department of Sociology, Northern Illinois University, Zuluaf Hall 815, Dekalb, IL, 60115, ( cwalther@niu.edu ).

Deadline: October 21, 2016

Program Notes and Updates for SSA Annual Meetings

Stay tuned for updates and announcements regarding association activities and preliminary program information. Based on past practice, we would expect notification of paper acceptance and access to preliminary programs to be sent by email through the online submission system and conference organizers.

Silent Auction at the SSA Annual Meetings

Of course, don't forget the Sociology Silent Auction to support the American Sociological Association's Minority Fellowship Program. Plan to bring items you wish to donate to the booth in the exhibit hall to be included in the auction and bid generously for the donated goodies. Thanks to Vice-President Dr. Carson Menken, Baylor University ( carson_mencken@baylor.edu ) for organizing the Silent Auction this year.

Nominations for Awards and Positions

Click on the following links to view calls for nominations for the indicated items.

SSA Newsletter

Click on the following links for current and previous SSA newsletters.

Note that most recent newsletter has announcements and information regarding:

  • Lists of Current SSA Officers and Committees
  • 2016 Plenary Speaker, Dr. Zandria Robinson, Rhodes College
  • 2016 Annual Meeting Hotel, Transportation, and Silent Auction Information
  • 2016 Award Call for Nominations

Most Recent Newsletter-2015 November

Previous Newsletters:

Our thanks to SSA Newsletter Editor – Janet Armitage ( jarmitage1@stmarytx.edu ,St Mary’s University, San Antonio, TX).

SSA Officers 2015-2016

Click on the following link for a listing of current SSA Officers and Committees.

SSA Officers and Committees 2015-2016

Our thanks to the many SSA members who are serving the association including Gabriel Amaro and Kate Willyard for assistance with maintaining this page.