University of Central Arkansas
Hybrid (In Person & Online)
2022 Annual Meeting
October 7-8, 2022
We are excited to announce the return of in-person conference activities for the 51st Annual SWCAS Conference. The SWCAS 2022 will be held at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. The abstract submission deadline is May 30, 2022. Please see the 2022 CFP in .pdf format by clicking the button below.
51st Annual SWCAS Abstract Submission form is Available Here
2021 Registration Fees*:
Faculty: $30 before Sept 1; $40 after
$20 before Sept 1; $30 after
*We are still working on the 2022 registration fees. 2021 registration fees were based on an online-only format.
Click here to learn more about the early history and by-laws of SWCAS.
SWCAS Board of Directors
Arenda Chakravartty (2024)
Jooyoun Lee (2024)
Melody Li (2023)
Marcy Tanter (2023)
Zach Smith (2022)
Paul Clark (2022)
Click here for a PDF of the directory. If you would like to join the SWCAS Mailing List, all you will need is an institutional email address. Send a request to the SWCAS administrator in the contact form below.
Journal of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies
Click HERE to access the Call for Submissions to the 2021 edition of the Journal.
Click here to access former programs and other information about SWCAS Annual Meetings.
SWCAS Officers 2021-22
Zachary Smith, President
Melody Li, Vice President
Marcy Tanter, Past President
Leah Renold, Secretary-Treasurer
William Noseworthy, Webmaster
Patricia Schiaffini, CoC Rep
Virtual 2021 Meeting
October 22-23, 2020
The 50th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies was conducted virtually via Whova due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With numerous panels, bringing together colleagues from secondary institutions, undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and researchers from across the world, the conference was an incredible success.
Southwest Conference on Asian Studies
is a regional conference of the
* Our logo depicts a tree bending in the prevailing southwest wind, inscribed in a red ochre circle symbolizing the southern sun. Our conference in general encompasses Asianists located in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, although anyone is invited to join.