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World Social Science Association

Formerly the Western Social Science Association

Scholarship, Service, Collegiality

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Submission deadline: December 10, see full article for details.

Seeking new Section Coordinator for the Criminal Justice & Criminology Section

After several years of successful service, Kevin Thompson has stepped down as Coordinator for the Criminal Justice and Criminology section.  His designated successor found herself unable, after all, to take over for him, so we are now seeking another WSSA member to head the section.  If you are interested, please notify Jussi Laine, this year's President-Elect/Program Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Kate Herke, Communications Director & Conference Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or to the Communications Director/Conference Manager, Kate Herke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..