Latest News Announcements

New Social Science Journal editors chosen

by WSSA Admin,
Published on February 13, 2018

Former editor Stephanoie Witt graciously accepted the role when the WSSA found itself unexpectedly in need of a new editor, originally only intending to fill it as an emergency measure, but did such a wonderful job that she later bowed to the Executive Board’s pleas to stay on longer.   She is now stepping down, to have more time for her primary career.

Two faculty members of the University of North Dakota have been chosen to take up the role of editors of the Social Science Journal.  They are Krista Minotte and Daphne Pederson, and will serve as joint editors.  WSSA welcomes them to the WSSA Council! 

Paper submissions and student competitions for 2018 are now closed.

by WSSA Admin,
Published on November 28, 2017

Submissions to sections, for papers/panels/roundtables, are now closed.  (The deadline for submission of proposals to the Section Coordinators, for papers, panels, or roundtables, was extended by a week, from December 1,2017, to December 8, 2017. )  However, students who have submitted their abstracts to a section can still submit their papers to the Student Paper Award Competitions or to the John Wicks Dissertation Award Competition, and can still apply for Travel Grants. See our website ( for descriptions and rules, under the "WSSA Awards/ Careers" tab. The deadline for competition submissions was January 15. Applications for Travel Grants will remained open through February 15.

WSSA Elections Resuts for 2018 are in. Click here for results.

by WSSA Admin,
Published on November 15, 2017

President-Elect : Debra Andrist
Vice-President/Secretary : Diane Calloway-Graham
Council Members 2018-2021 :
       Monica Gallamore
       Jessica Clark
       Stephen Mumme

See ABS Call for Papers 2018 under "WSSA Awards/Careers" > "Other Conferences/Calls"

by WSSA Admin,
Published on October 11, 2017

An abbreviated version of the ABS Call for Papers for the 2018 conference is now available, uder the "WSSA Awards / Careers" tab, under "Other Conferences / Calls for Papers".  You can also link, here, to the ABS website, and can find the link to submit a proposal for a paper, panel, or roundtable on WSSA's "Sections & Affiliates" tab.