New Zealand & Australian Studies

A Section of the Western Social Science Association

 

The New Zealand & Australian Studies Section comprises sessions of papers and panel discussions presented at the annual meeting of the Western Social Science Association. The purposes of the section are

 

  1. to promote the scholarly study of New Zealand and Australia in North America
  2. to provide a forum for the presentation of research on New Zealand and Australia
  3. to provide an opportunity for scholars with interests in New Zealand and Australia to meet professionally

 

The WSSA

 

The umbrella organization for NZ-OZ Studies is the Western Social Science Association. The WSSA is a house with many rooms: it has sections devoted to disciplines (Anthropology, History, Political Science, and so on) and other sections devoted to topics or studies (Arid Land Studies, Canadian Studies, Women's Studies, and others), with cross listing of sessions between sections. The annual meeting of the WSSA is a major, international conference that convenes in late April in a western American city. Its content extends beyond the traditionally social scientific disciplines, involving scholars of the arts, humanities, sciences, and applied fields. This is an exceedingly collegial and congenial meeting.

 

Facebook

 

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Notice the badge at right promoting New Zealand & Australian Studies on Facebook? This is where information about conferences (including calls for papers) is posted. The Facebook page is world-readable. Become a fan of the page, however, and you can post news, photos, video, you name it, anything having to do with your activities in the study of New Zealand and Australia.

 

An Invitation

 

Scholars of all fields with an interest in New Zealand or Australia will find collegial and knowledgeable company in this section of the WSSA. Papers by faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are welcome. Join the conversation!

 

Friendly Links

 

Tom Isern, Webmaster of the New Zealand & Australian Studies Section of the WSSA

 

Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Georgetown University

 

Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies, University of Texas

 

Fulbright New Zealand, Wellington

 

Australian-American Fulbright Commission

 

Association for Canadian Studies in Australia & New Zealand