VSSA Call for Papers 2019

Deadline Extended

Call for Papers: 2019 Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA)
Annual Conference

The 2019 VSSA Conference will take place on April 13 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia

Conference Theme:
Resistance and Resilience

The Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA) is Virginia’s longest serving association of academics.  As a multi-disciplinary organization, we are uniquely positioned to fully accentuate the natural interdependence of the social sciences.  Our interdisciplinary roots are a source of real strength at a time when solutions to our most urgent social problems require multi-dimensional thought and coordinated action.  We are proud to announce the theme for our ninety-second annual conference:  Resistance and Resilience.  We are especially interested in submissions that emphasize the power of resistance in mobilizing change agents, the creativity of resistance in fueling visions of a better world, the permanence of resistance in creating lasting change, and the necessity of resilience in the face of adversity.

As always, while we are particularly interested in submissions that address the conference theme, we welcome panel and paper submissions from any social science discipline on any subject.

To be considered for inclusion in the program, please submit a one page panel or paper proposal by 5:00 p.m. on March 11, 2019.

Paper proposals should be submitted to VSSA via:

This form

Student paper awards:

Faculty members are urged to encourage their graduate and undergraduate students to submit scholarly papers for the “Best Paper” competitions:  Best Undergraduate Paper or Best Graduate Paper.  Papers will be considered for an award only if the paper is accepted for the program.  Faculty endorsement is also required for award consideration. The winner of the graduate award will receive $500 and the undergraduate award winner will receive $250. Winners will be announced publicly at the annual meeting and winners will receive their awards at the annual meeting luncheon.  The winner must be present to receive the award.

The requirements for consideration of full papers for student paper awards are:

(1) Maximum length (text and notes): 25 standard double-spaced pages.

(2) Submissions for a prize must be endorsed by a faculty member.

(3) Student submissions must be accompanied by a cover page that supplies all the following information: Name of author, title of paper; college/university, graduate or undergraduate, year in school, major, phone, email, mailing address; name and contact information of the faculty member endorsing the paper.

(4) Completed student paper submissions should be submitted by March 11, 2019 to VSSA via:

This form

(5) The winner must be present to receive the award.


Additional Information:

Please direct any questions to: VSSA

For pre-registration information, please see the conference registration page.

Maps and Directions to Longwood University:  http://www.longwood.edu/about/directions/