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The submissions portal for the 2022 conference will open September 25, 2021.

by WSSA Admin,
Published on September 24, 2021

The submissions portal for the 2022 conference will open on the evening of September 25, 2021. 

Papers and panels proposed for the conference must be submitted, to a specific section, through the links embedded in each Section's information, on the "Sections & Affiliates" page of our website.

Until they are changed on the evening of September 25, the submission links inside each section's information will still connect to the portal for the 2021 conference.

Seeking new Section Coordinator for the Sociology Section

by WSSA Admin,
Published on September 7, 2021

Dr. KuoRay Mao, after many years of excellent service as Coordinator of the Sociology section, is stepping down.  WSSA seeks a new Coordinator for the Section, preferably someone with at least several years as a presenting member of the section.  Send inquiries to this year's President-Elect/Program Coordinator, Jussi Laine, jussi.laine@uef.fi, or to the Communications Director/Conference Manager, Kate Herke, WSSA.Admin@WesternSocialScienceAssociation.org.

New Student Grant & Awards Coordinator chosen: Ngozi Akinro

by WSSA Admin,
Published on August 2, 2021

Ngozi Akinor, Ph.D., MBA, is the candidate chosen to be the WSSA's new Student Grant & Awards Coordinator.  She is an Associate Professor of Mass Communication, and Student Media Adviser- Rambler TV Faculty Adviser, at Texas Wesleyan University, in Fort Worth, TX, USA.  She will be "leaning the ropes" from the former Student Grant & Awards Coordinator, Dr. William Schaniel, who stepped down to become the 2021-2022 Vice-President/Secretary of the WSSA Executive Council.

New Book Review Editor for the Social Science Journal chosen: Jonathan Westover

by WSSA Admin,
Published on August 2, 2021

Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D., MPA, SFHEA, is the Chair of, and Professor in, the Utah Valley University's Woodbury School of Business Organizational Leadership Department.   He is also the Academic Director of the University's Center for Social Impact, and a Faculty Fellow in its Center for the Study of Ethics.   www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanhwestover/

2021 virtual conference included live-streaming & recorded sessions, & full papers-click for details

by WSSA Admin,
Published on June 2, 2021

Registered participants in the 2021 conference can view the full documents submitted for the conference by logging in to their Whova accounts and using the "Documents" link on the left-hand side of the home page to move to the page holding all of the accepted document-only submissions to the conference.  The PRE-recorded session submitted to the conference can be viewed using the "SessionsToGo" link on the left-hand side of the page.  The recordings of live sessions are stored in several separate ZOOM accounts; WSSA is working to consolidate them all into a single account which attendees will be able to access, but there are some technical difficulties with the process, so it may still be a while before those are availble.  When they become available, that will be announced here, and on WSSA's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/wssapage