Welcome to the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

93rd Annual Meeting

October 7, 2022 at Indiana University Northwest

Call for Papers

Featured Member

Hanover College History Professor and member of the IASS Board Dr. J. Michael Raley was awarded the Daryl R. Karns Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity at his home institution.

Message from the President

My name is Monica Solinas-Saunders. I am an Associate Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Northwest. More Here...

93rd Annual Meeting

Dr. Omar McRoberts, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago, will deliver the keynote address at the 93rd annual meeting of the Academy. More Here...

Featured Event

Hanover College History Professor and member of the IASS Board J. Michael Raley spoke at the Jefferson Co. Public Library about the history of the Undergrounds Railroad in the county.

Featured Scholarship

Dr. Selena Sanderfer Doss, Associate Professor of History at Western Kentucky University and a board member of the Academy published a paper titled, "Looking for Better: A History of Black Southern Migration" in the Midwest Social Sciences Journal.

Her paper is a broad overview of migrations affecting black southerners, including the Atlantic slave trade, the domestic slave trade, colonization movements to Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Exoduster movement, the Great Migration, and the Return South migration.


MSSJ (Previously JIASS) is a peer-reviewed journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences. The Journal is currently accepting and inviting papers on a continuous basis. While DOIs will be made available as papers are accepted, the annual volumes are compiled in November of each year. More Here...