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 in the greater Southwest and the nation. Members of SSA receive a subscription to the Association's journal -- the Social Science Quarterly

2014 Annual Meetings Participation

The Southwestern Sociological Association (SSA) and other affiliates of the Southwestern Social Science Association (SSSA) will convene the 94th Annual SSSA Meetings in San Antonio, Texas, April 17-19, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt on the Riverwalk. The theme for the meetings is "The Evolving and Everlasting Social Sciences". We invite the submission of abstracts/proposals for paper, panel, poster, and visual sociology presentations on this theme or other topics from a sociological perspective. Click on the following link to access the first call for abstracts and participants for the SSA 2014 meetings.

First Call for Abstracts and Participtants,SSA 2014

Deadline: Abstracts will be accepted online until Friday, November 15, 2013.

Note that abstract and paper submissions will be online via an electronic submission form. Please review the program call for relevant links and details about the submission procedure.

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 Carla Goar (Kent State University) 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.

Nominations for Vice President and Executive Council

Distinguished Paper Award (non-student)

Distinguished Graduate Student and Undergraduate Student Paper Awards

Visual Sociology Photo Essay Student Paper Competition

Norma Williams Distinguished Service Award

SSA Newsletter

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

Note that most recent newsletter has announcements and information regarding • 2014 Nominations for SSA Officers • 2014 Plenary Speaker Cecilia Ridgeway, Past President of the American Sociological Association • Lists of Current SSA Officers and Committees • 2013 SSA Award Recipients

Most Recent Newsletter-2013 August

Previous Newsletters:

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

SSA Officers 2013-2014

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

SSA Officers and Committees 2013-2014

Our thanks to the many SSA members who are serving the association.