The Virginia Social Science Association is the oldest association of academics in Virginia.
Call for Papers
Entering our 94th year, the Virginia Social Science Association is Virginia’s longest serving association of academics. VSSA is multi-disciplinary and welcomes scholars and researchers from across all of the social sciences. For our annual conference, we will accept panel and paper submissions from any and all social science disciplines and on any relevant subject. The conference offers opportunities to those whose work bridges disciplinary boundaries, who may want to test their findings among interdisciplinary peers, or who are just entering the world of academic research. All “social science” proposals are welcome.
Please submit paper and panel proposals no later than
5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2021.
This year's conference will be hosted virtually.
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Discounted registration fees beginning April 1:
Faculty - $25
Graduate & Undergraduate Students - Free!
Accepting manuscript submissions
The Virginia Social Science Journal (ISSN 0507-1305) is a refereed journal published by the Virginia Social Science Association. It seeks to encourage research in the social sciences broadly construed. Publication is not confined to Virginia-related research nor is it confined to scholars working in Virginia; the Journal is interested in all manuscripts of interest and concern to social scientists. The Journal routinely publishes papers in the areas of anthropology, business, criminology and justice studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Congratulations to the 2019 VSSA Award Recipients:
VSSA Scholar Award
Blue Wooldridge, VCU
Mario D. Zamora Distinguished Service Award
Beverly Colwell Adams, UVA
VSSA Public Service Award
Eboni Buggs, LCSW
Best Graduate Paper Award
Best Undergraduate Paper Award
Contact the VSSA
Please direct all inquiries to:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia State University
Central Virginia Community College