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Call for papers 2018 Western Social Science Association (WSSA)

The 2018 Western Social Science Association (WSSA) conference is upon us.  San Antonio is the host city, April 4-7.  The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. 
WSSA is committed to multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, service and collegiality.
American Indian Studies (AIS) has been—and strives to continue to be—one of the largest groups at the conference.  Help us keep that momentum going by joining us in April!  Many of us know how instrumental Vine was to AIS and WSSA over the years. 
Each year we honor Vine through a student paper competition.  The 2018 “Vine Deloria, Jr. American Indian Studies Student Paper Award” will recognize the advancement of knowledge that resonates with the principles
Vine is known for and that which honors his contribution to American Indian Studies.
The deadline for the student paper competition is March 1, 2018.
Email all submissions for the student paper competition to Michelle Hale ( or Leola Tsinnajinnie (  Instructors and community members, please encourage any student you know to submit. 
Students: this is a great opportunity to get your work out there and to network with scholars and practitioners in the field.  Award winners will receive this prestigious award in front of the membership of WSSA.
We expect a record-setting number of scholars, community members and participants in San Antonio to share new knowledge, models, approaches, innovation and ways of thinking.  In the works is a special panel dedicated to Vine’s legacy;
we will have a chance to share storytelling, humor and memories as we remember our friend and colleague, Vine.  We invite students and faculty from tribal colleges, universities and community colleges. 
Field professionals and community-based researchers are also welcome and encouraged to join us.
Here is how you can participate:
·         Submit a single paper
·         Propose a panel (please include your list of panelists)
·         Propose a roundtable
Submit your presentation title and a 200-word abstract that describes the paper, panel or roundtable discussion to:
The deadline for proposals and papers is December 8, 2017.
For more information on WSSA, including membership, latest news and updates, section and affiliates, and the Social Science Journal, please visit the Association website.
We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio!
Michelle L. Hale, Ph.D.                                            Leola Tsinnajinnie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor                                                     Assistant Professor                                     
American Indian Studies                                            Native American Studies Department
Arizona State University                                            University of New Mexico
Discovery 356, PO Box 874603                                 Mesa Vista Hall 3080 MSC 06 3740
Tempe, AZ  85287-4603                                            Albuquerque, NM  87131-0001                  

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