Sign up to receive up-to-date information about the WSSA Conference.

Image

World Social Science Association

Formerly the Western Social Science Association

Scholarship, Service, Collegiality

Translate Website

Section Schedules (Week)

Choose a Section from the dropdown menu.

Choose Section

Section Schedules (Daily)

Choose a Section from the dropdown menu.

Choose Section

Section Schedules (Month)

Choose a Section from the dropdown menu.

Choose Section

GD - Globalization & Development

03
Apr
2024

WSSA Welcoming Reception

04-03-2024 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes

04
Apr
2024

GD-01 Issues in Globalization and Development

04-04-2024 8:00 AM -9:30 AM
Llano

Coordinator: Michele Companion
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Affiliation: University of Colorado Colorado Springs

 

Moderator: Michele Companion, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

 

Karl Marx, Internationalism and Land Crisis in Malawi’s Sugar Industry
    - Foster Chimpeni Kamanga, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Can the Crisis truly act as a Trigger for Self-Organising a New Resilient System of Intercultural Education?
    - Mu-Jeong Kho, University College London
Commonalities among Countries: A Data-Driven Approach to Diplomacy
    - Safia Malallah, Kansas State University
Effectiveness of School Violence Prevention Programs in Elementary Schools of the United States: A Systematic Review
    - Ie May Freeman, Azusa Pacific University
    - Jenny Tellez, Alliant International University
    - Anissa Jones, Central Unified School District
Development practices that generate Inequitable Climate Impacts: A Case study of gas exploration canals in southern Louisiana

    - Michele Companion, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

05
Apr
2024

WSSA President's Luncheon

04-05-2024 11:15 AM -1:00 PM
Garden Terrace

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

05
Apr
2024

PS-03 (GD) Migration, Globalization and Social integration

04-05-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Chula Vista

Coordinator: Jesus Ruiz Flores
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Affiliation: Universidad de Guadalajara

Coordinator: Fernando Pedro Viacava-Breiding
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Affiliation: UTecnologico Nacional de Mexico, Campus Morelia

 

Moderator: Ernesto Sagás, Colorado State University

 

Rural Resettlement: Post-Migration Experiences of Afghan Refugees in a Rural US town and Local Political Support
   - Holly Oberle, Colorado Mesa University 
AFRICAN CULTURE AND ITS PERCEIVED TRANSMISSION CHALLENGES AMONG SOCIAL STUDIES LECTURERS IN OYO STATE, NIGERIA
   - ADEYEMI Oluremi Olubusuyi, Oyo State College of Education, Lanlate 
Navigating the Belt and Road Dilemma in Today's Global Landscape
   - Mitchell Gallagher, Wayne State University 
   - Dishari Rakshit, Wayne State University 
Colorado's Latinxs and the New American West
   - Ernesto Sagás, Colorado State University 

05
Apr
2024

ABS-23 (PS, GD) Workshop - Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox

04-05-2024 1:00 PM -2:30 PM
Directors

Coordinator: Anna Casaglia
Email:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Affiliation: University of Trento

 

Chairperson: Christian Leuprecht

 

Moderator:

 

Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox
   - Christian Leuprecht, Royal Military College of Canada & Queen's University
   - Todd Hataley, Fleming College
   - Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, University of Victoria
   - Laurie Trautman, Western Washington University

05
Apr
2024

San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm Fieldtrip

04-05-2024 2:30 PM -5:30 PM

Field Trip to the San Antonio Food Bank's Urban Farm at Mission San Juan


Please join us for an amazing local experience on Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Sign up at the Registration Desk by 1:00 p.m. to guarantee a spot on this local trip.

 

 

The San Antonio Food Bank’s farm at Mission San Juan is actually on a National Park site. All of the San Antonio Missions, besides the Alamo, are run by the National Park System, and ours is an unusual land use agreement where we’re able to cultivate on some of its land. When the Spanish colonists arrived and established the missions almost 300 years ago, they started farming that land using acequias, which were diversion ditches inspired by Roman and Moorish irrigation techniques. We continue the same tradition by farming this land, where a portion is irrigated using the historic methods of the Spanish and the indigenous. We also focus on cultivating more drought tolerant crops that can withstand rising temperatures. What food we grow ends up going to the community in South Texas that needs it through our Food Bank distribution programs.

05
Apr
2024

A Facebook Concert

04-05-2024 8:00 PM -9:00 PM
Presidential Suite

Coordinator: Lisa Ossian
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Affiliation: Indian Hills Community College

 

The Kinkaider's Song:  A Homesteader Ballad from the Nebraska Sandhills

 

   - Tom Isern, North Dakota State University

 

The family of prairie folksong tracing lineage to the gospel hymn, “Beulah Land,” is prolific. “Beulah Land” is about a place, the blissful afterlife. Prairie singers borrowed its melody and motifs to localize them to their own places on the plains, sometimes as joyful paeans to a bountiful country, other times as sardonic commentaries on a hard land. “The Kinkaider’s Song” is exceptional in that it is traceable to a particular time and place: the Kinkaider picnic of 16 August 1911, a gathering of homesteaders at the Will Davis grove, a seven-year-old tree claim near Anselmo, in northern Custer County, Nebraska. Fourteen-year-old Matilda Matthews was there and wrote for a regional newspaper, the Atkinson Graphic, “We composed a song, ‘The Kinkaider’s Song,’ and sang it.” The song resounding through the Davis grove in 1911 arose from the historical circumstances of the Kinkaid Act of 1904, which allowed homesteads of a full section, 640 acres, rather than a quarter-section, 160 acres. Its sponsor and heroic proponent, Congressman Moses P. Kinkaid, was present when the Kinkaiders sang their anthem in his honor. From there the song passed into oral tradition and the mysterious canon of Great Plains balladry. Recently discovered, the original text and circumstances of “The Kinkaider’s Song” illustrate the capacity of digitized source materials to move ballads previously anonymous into the realm of known authorship and context--an important development in the interpretation of Great Plains folksong.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA Breakfast & Give Back

04-06-2024 7:30 AM -9:30 AM
Regency ABC

Pastries and coffee.

During this break we will be asking for donations to the local food bank.

06
Apr
2024

WSSA President’s Reception

04-06-2024 6:30 PM -8:00 PM
Garden Terrace

All Attendees Invited

 

WSSA Recepción del presidente

 

Se invita a todos los asistentes