Call for Papers: 2017 Virginia Social Science Association (VSSA)
Annual Meeting

The 2017 VSSA Conference will take place on March 25 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia

2017 marks the ninetieth annual meeting of the Virginia Social Science Association, the oldest association of academics in Virginia. With immigration again emerging as a salient issue around the world it is vitally important that the social sciences provide much needed analysis and perspective. Toward this end, the ninetieth annual meeting is themed: “Immigration— People and Societies in Movement: Immigration, Migration, Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons.” We are especially interested in submissions that address the “Immigration” theme, but as always, welcome panel and paper proposals from any social science discipline (anthropology, economics, gender & sexuality, health, history, international relations, media studies, politics, policy studies, sociology) 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 February 19, 2017.
The proposal should be no more than 500 words and should summarize the theoretical argument, methodology, findings, and significance of the panel or paper.
Paper proposals should be submitted to

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For pre-registration information, please see the conference registration page.
Directions to Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park Campus:
Hotel block available at the Downtown Richmond Hilton at a reduced rate for VSSA Annual Meeting attendees.
Virginia Commonwealth University Monroe Park Campus Map.