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Name of award changed : "New" has become "Emerging"

by WSSA Admin,
Published on September 27, 2016

WSSA annually presents awards to three junior faculty members at United States universities, recognizing their cutting edge research and their substantial contributions to the social sciences, and the strong promise of future such contributions.  Honorees are chosen by the Immediate Past-President of the WSSA, the President, and the President-Elect.  

WSSA's Updated Website is Here

by WSSA Admin,
Published on September 27, 2016

In a many-months-long collaboration, WSSA's top executives worked with Webmaster Matt Molenar to revise and update WSSA's website.  That website will go live September 28, 2016.

2016 Outstanding New Scholars awarded

by WSSA Admin,
Published on May 14, 2016

Each year WSSA officers choose three outstanding scholars, junior faculty members at United States universities who have been active in their disciplines for less than six years, whose cutting edge research and substantial contributions to the social sciences, and strong promise of future such contributions, make them worthy of the designation "Outstanding New Scholar".  For details on this year's awardees, see full article text. (Beginning with the 2017 awards, the designation will be "Outstanding Emerging Scholar")

2016 Student Awards Presented

by WSSA Admin,
Published on May 14, 2016

WSSA Constitution changes accepted at 2015 conference

by WSSA Admin,
Published on April 15, 2015

Proposed changes to the WSSA Constitution were accepted by the membership at the 2015 business meeting.   The updated Constitution is now available through the "Archives & Documents tab", at the top of this page, under the "Constitution, Minutes & Tax Documents" link.