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Newsletter: SSHRA (April-June 2022)

Dear SSHRA Members,

We offer our sincere thanks for your patronage and support. SSHRA has now grown to 14762 followers and members from 58 countries.

Social Science and Humanities Research Association (SSHRA) is an international community of researchers, practitioners, students, and educationists for the development and spread of ideas in the field of social sciences and humanities.

SSHRA is promoted by Eurasia Research. SSHRA aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals, encourage intellectual development and create opportunities for networking and collaboration. These objectives are achieved through academic networking, meetings, conferences, workshops, projects, research publications, academic awards, and scholarships.

The driving force behind this association is its diverse members and advisory board, who provide inspiration, ideas, efforts and drive collaborations. Scholars, Researchers, Professionals are invited to become a member of SSHRA and join this ever-growing network, working for benefit of society and research with the spirit of sharing and mutual growth.

Salient Features:

  • 15000 + and growing network of professionals

  • Professional and Experienced team

  • Conferences in Asia, Europe & Africa

  • Events at reputed institutes and grand venues

  • Life-time free membership

  • Strong Social Media Platform for networking

  • Young Researcher Scholarships

  • Research publication in international journals

SSHRA invites academicians, practitioners, professionals, students, and researchers to join as Life-Time members.

Individuals/ Institutions/ Corporates can become a member by submitting the membership fee and filling the Membership Form given below.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • SSHRA members enjoy benefits that are essential to career and academic success.

  • Life-Time Membership

  • 10,000+ Members from across the globe

  • Effective networking through social media platforms and International Conferences

  • Membership is the starting point to participate in SSHRA conferences and to join as a domain expert, reviewer, and conference committee member

  • Member’s name and affiliation is announced on the Association’s website

  • Members can mention their membership on their Resume, Profiles and for other academic and professional purposes

  • Publication opportunity in our Best in class Journals and Magazines

  • Access to new research information and latest trends through our content and network

  • Leadership position opportunities in SSHRA

Life-Time Membership Fee: USD 55

We are glad to present you with our latest edition of the newsletter. The newsletter showcases the associations of current and upcoming endeavors.

Our worthy Keynote speakers open up the conference enlightening participants with their speeches. Here is the list of keynote speakers who participated in our conferences:

Eurasia Research International Conference begins with opening remarks by the honorable Keynote speaker highlighting the main context on Social Sciences and Humanities.

Victoria Dunaeva

The Co-founder and head of Activus Aspectus Innovative Laboratory, Warsaw, Poland

Victoria is a Sociologist, clinical psychologist, communication and emotional skills trainer, and conference speaker. She is the author of research papers in the field of sociology of education, the psychology of health, and personal development in international scientific publications (Inter-Disciplinary Press, Oxford, United Kingdom; "Civilization of health”, Independent School of Philosophy and Social Studies, Poland). She is a member of the Editorial Board of the international magazine "Psychophysiological Research: Theory and Practice". She is the lecturer and author of workshops in regular sessions “Knowledge, Development, Health" (Cracow, Poland).

Dr Vincent La Placa

Associate Professor of Public Health and Policy at the University of Greenwich and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Park Row, London

Dr Vincent La Placa is an Associate Professor of Public Health and Policy at the University of Greenwich and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and teaches various modules concerning social theory and research methodologies. He was a Senior Research Consultant at the Department of Health (now DHSC) where he managed the qualitative strand of the Healthy Foundations Life-stage Segmentation, one of the largest pieces of qualitative research conducted by the Government. He has currently been working on a series of academic peer-reviewed journal articles around public health and wellbeing and has also co-edited a book, "Wellbeing: Policy and Practice" with Anneyce Knight, formerly Associate Dean for Global Engagement at Bournemouth University, and Dr. Allan McNaught, formerly Associate Professor, at Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University in Dubai, published in 2014. He is also currently co-editing and writing a book (to be published by Routledge), entitled, "Social Science Perspectives on Global Public Health". Dr. La Placa was recently appointed an Honorary Fellow of Eurasia Research's Teaching, Education and Research Association (TERA).

Reese Wong

Founder of ISSIA HK, Community Coordinator at AmCham HK, Content Manager at Ashoka, Public Speaker (WHF London & AISC 2021), UNESCO HK Youth Ambassador, Hong Kong

Reese Wong is a young changemaker and Founder of ISSIA HK (, a youth-led nonprofit that champisons global citizenship education, empowering young changemakers through peer-to-peer and project-based learning. Since 2019, ISSIA has involved over 300+ students from 80+ schools in Hong Kong and beyond, launching 30+ projects surrounding SDG 4 and 17. Reese's work has been featured on the World Economic Forum, Nasdaq, SCMP, RTHK and more.Reese is currently a UNESCO HK Youth Ambassador and was a Youth Delegate at UNITE 2030 and YOUNGA 2021. As a speaker, he has spoken at 30+ engagements, including the World Humanitarian Forum and the Asia Pacific International Schools Conference. As a passionate advocate for youth empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals, he aims to lead, innovate and catalyze long-term social impact. He currently works at Ashoka, the world's largest community of social entrepreneurs and is a Enlight China Fellow at the Watson Institute.

Dr. Maria Teresa Matriano

Assistant Professor, Middle East College, Al Rusayl, Knowledge Oasis, Muscat, Oman

Dr. Maria Teresa Matriano is a Principal Investigator of Funded Research Projects, Author and Academician. She had been Training Institute Administrator for twenty years drafting academic policies while collaborating with members of higher education. She has expertise in teaching Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, MBA dissertation writing, and UG Projects. She has acquired certification from Oman SME-MOHE as a Certified Entrepreneur Educator; and was the adviser of Middle East College’s team to C.E.O, Florida, U.S.A. Global Pitch Competition where the team captured the first-place position last October 2021. She’s also an Associate Editor of the Global Journal of Research Publication.

Sara Zamir

Associate professor and a Researcher at Achva Academic College and Ben-Gurion University, Eilat, Israel

Prof. Sara Zamir is an associate professor and a researcher at Achva Academic College and Ben-Gurion University at Eilat, Israel. She served as the Head of the certification studies "Measurement & Evaluation in Education", Head of "Educational Management" Department and Head of Instructional Advancement Unit at Achva academic college. Currently, she is the President's advisor for gender equity at Achva college. She obtained her PhD in Educational Policy and Administration from BenGurion University of the Negev, Israel. She teaches courses as well as publishes many articles in the fields of sociology, political socialization, communication, and educational evaluation. She edited the book "The voice of Peace in the Process of Education" in 2008. Her second book "Literary school textbooks as peace agents - Changes and diversity of peace education perspectives" was published in 2012 by Ben-Gurion University publishing house. Her third book "Education and communication" was published in 2014 by Henrietta Szold at Jerusalem Institute publishing house.

Prof. Dr. Peter Shephard

Chairman Oxbridge Institute of Professional Development, Trustee Cambridge Global Learning University, England, United Kingdom

A prolific researcher and writer, who also enjoys teaching. He is an Adjunct Professor at an International Business University, teaching Strategic Leadership and HR/Talent Management at the Doctoral level, in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, & the UK. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow with Oxbridge Institute of Professional Development (UK) and Distinguished Fellow with Cambridge Global Learning (UK). He edits an e-Magazine on Learning and two international Journals. He has lived and worked in 15 countries and has a home in the UK and in Malaysia. He has authored 8 books, in such areas of Neuroscience, Leadership, Personality and Learning.

Prof. Dr. Ferda Halicioglu

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in Economics, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics, Lincoln University, United Kingdom

Prof. Dr. Ferda Halicioglu is a valued member of the research world and has been associated with many renowned Turkish universities and colleges. He is also an editor for Global Business and Economics Review. His research has been ranked in the U.K. by RePEc, which indicates that he is in the top 10% according to overall research performance. As of June 2014, the Turkish monthly magazine Platin identified him as one of the most influential 25 Turkish economists in the World. The total citations for his research are more than 4500, and significant numbers of these citations are in international journals with high impact factors. He has been awarded numerous awards and scholarships throughout his career.

Dr. Michel Gagne

Oxford Association of Management in the Grade of Certified Doctor of Business Administration, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Mr. Gagné is a high-performance lifestyle coach and consultant, a mental preparation coach with Canadian Olympic Medalists athletes, a management trainer in international corporate circles, a speaker and facilitator for more than 50 years. He has worked in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. An excellent, motivator, Michel has worked with several Olympic Medallists and Athletes from Canada and abroad since the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. He has been an advisor, trainer, and coach of several Olympic Coaches from Canada, Caribbean Islands, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei. He was involved in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games as Manager of the Training Venues. He started getting involved in mental preparation for Olympic Athletes in several sports in Canada and abroad from 1972 until now.

The main aims of the conference are:

  • Advancement of Research and Innovative ideas through conference, workshops, seminars, and publications

  • Fostering a global community based on research and knowledge

  • Fostering innovation and ideas through research-based activities

  • Global dissemination of ideas and research through the use of technology

  • Working towards world peace and community development

Chat Session with Eminent Participants

SSHRA is in the process of expanding its knowledge base, to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals, encourage intellectual development, and create opportunities for networking and collaboration. In each, Eurasia International Conference, article, project synopsis, teaching notes, observations are submitted by the international community of Researchers, Practitioners, Students, and Educationists for the development and spread of ideas. The Editorial Review is showcased on the association’s website, newsletter, social media, and upcoming endeavours. Some of the editorial reviews are shared below:

Sanae Ait Jillali

Research Laboratory in Finance, Audit and Governance of Organizations-LRFAGO, National School of Commerce and Management (ENCG), Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco

Eurasia Research makes continuous efforts in transforming the lives of people around the world through education, application of research & innovative ideas. To Promote Young Researchers, Eurasia Research International conferences provide a Young Research Scholarship in the form of a full Registration fee waiver to participate in such events. This gives immense encouragement to the researchers who have brilliant ideas to exhibit their research work on the International platform.


In each, Eurasia International Conference, Best Paper Award is given to Best Researches. In the SSHRA – Social Science and Humanities Research Association, the Best paper award is given to the participants with the best scholarly paper submitted and presented at the conference. Some of the Best Paper are shared below:

Name & Affiliation: Leah Gaines, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Central Florida, Orlando, United States

Title: “Turns Black Skin White”: Status, Black Women, and Early 1900s American Beauty Advertisements

Abstract: Black women in America have been at the crux of many intersections of oppressions and expectations. Often, this is manifested through beauty standards that privilege Eurocentric features. American society often uses such standards to determine whether Black women are deserving of respect, equal treatment, and human decency. This public conversation on what is, or is not, appropriate for Black women’s social value connects to a long historical discourse centering Black women and beauty. Considering early 1900s American beauty advertisements, this presentation serves to explore some of the ways that beauty has been advertised to Black women under the guise of equality, social mobility, and respectability. Some of the questions that this presentation will answer include: 1. During the early 1900s, what were some of the beauty products and practices advertised to Black women? 2. How do the advertisements promote social, political, and/or economic equality, justice, and/or citizenship? 3. What do these beauty advertisements, articles, and discussions tell us about societal expectations and perceptions of Black women and beauty? To collect data for this research, I used the college online databases for access to ProQuest Black Historical Newspapers. Searching the newspaper for beauty advertisements, I looked for articles published during the early to mid 1900s that would provide insight on societal standards and perspectives of beauty. Ultimately, the findings share that a specific beauty was a way to first class citizenship, a new ethnic identity, and cleanliness. This understanding of what beauty was for Black women was heavily influenced by white supremacy, the social construction of race, and racism. Considering historical practices of determining beauty and access to opportunity, this research calls for the challenging of current and future societal definitions of beauty, the politics of respectability, and the way that race is either privileged or deemed unworthy in society.

Keywords: Black Women and Beauty, Politics of Respectability, Beauty Standards, First Class Citizenship, Critical Race Theory.

Name & Affiliation: Shannu Narayan, Humanities and Liberal Arts in Management, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) , Kozhikode, India

Title: 3c’s of National Anti-Profiteering Authority: Competency, Cases, and its Contribution

Abstract: India introduced Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2017 with one of the advantages expected was lower prices of goods and services due to reduction in tax rates and the provision of input tax credit (ITC). However, there were apprehensions that businesses may not pass on the benefit of tax rate cuts and ITC to the consumers in the form of lower prices. To ensure that consumers benefit from this regime, an “Anti-profiteering” clause was introduced in the GST Law. The aim being ensuring businesses pass on to consumers any tax rate cuts and cost savings resulting from adoption of GST. Anti-Profiteering Rules, 2017 was formulated prescribing an administrative structure to deal with consumer complaints about profiteering by businesses. The structure comprises, among others, Director General of Safeguards (DGS), and National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) who investigates written consumer complaints of profiteering practices by businesses and submits the investigation report to the NAA, which then gives its verdict. Stringent penalty can also be suggested against business entities for profiteering. The objectives of this paper are to: understand the jurisprudence; and examine whether NAA was successful in meeting its objectives. The cases/disputes handled by the NAA and verdicts/orders given on each case will be the basis of data collection. The qualitative method of research will be undertaken considering this being an inter-disciplinary and doctrinal research based study with an interface of law, economics, and public finance.

Keywords: GST, Anti-Profiteering, NAA, Court Cases, Consumers, business entities, enterprises

Name & Affiliation: Ali Fallahzadeh, Faculty of Art, Department of Artistic Research, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

Title: Goldman’s Pluralistic Approach to Aesthetic Experience in Case of Piet Mondrian’s Intuitive Neo-Plastic Art

Abstract: The objective of this article is to demonstrate the credibility of pluralistic approach to aesthetic experience, mainly focused on Goldman’s recent argument, in case of Neo-Plastic paintings which is chosen as the most mature and sophisticated paradigm of pure abstract art. Furthermore, this article aims to assess the validity of the thesis of contemporary aestheticians, particularly Goldman, who purport that even when spectators attend to form and formal qualities, they should attend to art object through a pluralistic mode: interactive and simultaneous involvement of all mental faculties namely perception, imagination, emotion, and cognition. Hence, this article proposes this hypothesis that Neo-Plastic art, as one of the most sophisticated instances of pure abstract painting created based on premises of formalism, can be truly perceived by using a pluralistic mode of aesthetic experience. To authenticate such hypothesis, Mondrian’s writings will be examined in the light of two different viewpoints to aesthetic experience: formalists intuitive approach and Goldman’s pluralistic approach. At the end of this article, we will realize that although Mondrian, and majority of scholars, in several instances in his writings emphasizes on the role of intuition for creation and aesthetic perception of spiritual content (universal beauty as truth) of his Neo-Plastic art, but his approach for aesthetic experience of works of art, similar to recent argument of Goldman, is pluralistic; meaning that for appreciation of aesthetic value of Neo-Plastic paintings all mental faculties, except imagination, are correlatively involved. Undeniably, having a vigorous and compelling account on tenability of pluralistic approach to aesthetic experience in case of pure abstract art, greatly expands the quality of spectator’s aesthetic appreciation for this genre of art which its true aesthetic value has been often obscured for spectators.

Keywords: Aesthetic experience, disinterested contemplation, formalism, intuition, pure abstract art, Alan H. Goldman, Piet Mondrian.

Name & Affiliation: Hüseyin Emrah Karaoğuz, Department of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul, Turkey

Title: The Developmental State in The United States? An Institutional Perspective on The Debate

Abstract: The developmental state (DS) is arguably one of the most prominent international political economy frameworks that shed light on economic development. Emerged in the early 1980s, DS is commonly seen as the most attractive alternative to the mainstream paradigms on development – especially the ones that prioritize market-oriented approaches influenced by neo-classical economics and neoliberalism. DS has commonly been used to examine political economy dynamics of development processes in developing countries, i.e. (i) success stories of the twentieth-century Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong, (ii) evolution of developmental states in East Asia, (iii) relative failures of other large developing countries, such as Brazil and India. However, a growing scholarship also discusses the forms and features of the developmental state that is witnessed (or not) in one of the least expected places: the so-called “hidden developmental state” of the US. This article concentrates on recent debates that are on the so-called US’ “hidden developmental state”. The main objective is to assess to what degree the developmental state framework, a particular form of state-led developmentalism, can be drawn on to understand the dynamics of development processes in the US. To this end, the article analytically examines (i) different definitions of the DS provided in the scholarship, (ii) the DS in the twenty-first century, and (iii) the use of the concept in the context of the US. The article concludes that it is possible to use the developmental state framework to understand development dynamics in the US and beyond, only if an institutional perspective is taken.

Keywords: Developmental state, state-led developmentalism, “hidden developmental state”.

This best paper certificate is for December 2021

Name & Affiliation: Joshua Lou, Oxford Academy, Cypress, USA

Title: Developing an Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Model for Small E-Waste Recycling: An Analysis of Consumer Behavior Determinants

Abstract: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), also called e-waste, is the world’s fastest-growing waste stream but only has a 17.4% recycling rate according to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020. The collection rate for small WEEE (sWEEE), e.g. used mobile phones, is even lower than 10% due to stockpiling at home and improper disposal via the general waste or private informal channels. The purpose of this paper was to (a) review how the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) is applied in the literature related to consumer behavior intention for WEEE recycling and determine the most significant TPB predictors by comparing their standardized influence coefficients across various studies, and (b) to identify additional behavior determinants specific to sWEEE recycling and thus develop a new TPB-sWEEE theoretical framework by integrating the TPB model with these new determinants in order to improve the predictability of consumers’ sWEEE recycling behavior intention. This paper reviewed over 30 peer-reviewed studies from Scopus and high impact factor journals and led to the following three key findings: (a) more variables of recycling behavioral intention determinants such as the size of WEEE need to be considered; (b) Eight sWEEE-specific behavioral determinants are identified and included in the newly developed TPB-sWEEE model, including consumers’ Sentimental Attachment, Data Security Concern, Economic Incentives, and How-to Knowledge; (c) For some sWEEE-specific determinants, their extent of influence differs across various regions and countries. This paper contributes to the sWEEE-specific consumer recycling behavior theoretical framework to fill the existing gap in the literature and provides recommendations through the new model for research-based behavioral intervention strategies and policy designs globally.

Keywords: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Small WEEE (sWEEE), E-waste, Consumer recycling behavioral intention, Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), Determinants, TPB-sWEEE theoretical framework

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