56th Annual Conference
April 2-5, 2014
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hyatt Regency Downtown
330 Tijeras NW
Make your hotel reservation online.

The General Program Coordinator for the conference is President-Elect:

N. Prabha Unnithan
Department of Sociology
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO 80523
Office: (970) 491 6615

conference information

Deadline for proposals was December 1, 2013.

Scholars willing to serve as moderators or discussants should also indicate their interest to the appropriate section coordinator. All participants (presenters, moderators, discussants, etc.) are required to register for the conference prior to March 1, 2014.

For additional information, please consult the Fall 2013 WSSA newsletter or contact the Program Coordinator.

View final conference program.

conference registration:

Regular Online Pre-Registration will be available until March 21, 2014. Late Online Pre-registration, costing an additional $30 for regular registrants and an additional $15 for students and retirees, will be available from March 22 through March 26, 2014. There will be no registration activity between midnight, EST, on March 26 and 3:00pm CST, on April 2, when On-Site Registration opens at the conference site.

If you wish to send a paper registration instead of an online registration, click here to print out the form.  Please be aware that paper registration forms must be received, not just postmarked, by March 26, 2014. 

IF you cannot attend the conference, but wish to retain your subscriptions to the Social Science Journal and the WSSA News, click here to go to the Subscription Membership-only online form, or click here to download the paper Subscription Membership-only form to mail, with a check or money order. 

Vendor registration: See the "vendors" section, below.

Local links:

Albuquerque Activities
Albuquerque Convention & Vistors Bureau
Albuquerque: Wikitravel
Visting Albuquerque


Membership will be automatically included in conference registration, making all conference registrants members of the Association. As always, membership will continue to include subscriptions to the Social Science Journal and the WSSA News.


Publishers and others who would like to join the conference’s book exhibit should contact Scott Carson, the Social Science Journal’s Editor, at:

Scott Carson
University of Texas, Permian Basin
4901 East University
Odessa, TX 79762
Phone : 432-552-2195

Vendors of other merchandise are also welcome to apply.  Please contact either Dr. Carson, above, or Conference Manager Kate Herke, at, to discuss the possibility of having a table in the conference's vendor section.

poster session

The Coordinator for the 2014 Poster Session is Dr. Theodore Ransaw, of Michigan State University. He can be contacted at or 517-432-9627.

related announcements

If your organization would like to post an announcement about an upcoming event or conference that will be of interest to WSSA members, please contact the Communications Director, Kate Herke.