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.


Click here to learn more about the early history and by-laws of SWCAS.




Click here to access former programs and other information about SWCAS Annual Meetings.

SWCAS Board of Directors

Arenda Chakravartty  (2021)

Kimberlee Ortiz (2021)

Zach Smith (2022)

Paul Clark (2022)

Melody Li (2023)

Marcy Tanter (2023)

SWCAS Officers 2020-21

Marcy Tanter, President

Zach Smith, Vice President

Patricia Schiaffini, Past President

Leah Renold, Secretary-Treasurer

William Noseworthy, Webmaster

Patricia Schiaffini, CoC Rep

October 23-24, 2020

Virtual 2020 Annual Meeting
2019 Annual Meeting
St. Edward's University
October 18-19, 2019

Registration is now CLOSED!

         The 49th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies will be conducted virtually. To register, please send your name and title or degree, your institutional affiliation, and your address to SWCAS President Dr. Patricia Schiaffini-Vedani at by 5:00pm Central Time, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The registration fee for the virtual conference is $10.00. Please click on the appropriate button to pay electronically.

          The 48th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies was held at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas, on October 18-19, 2019. Click below for more information about the 2019 meeting.  

Click below for 2019 Conference registration information. 

2019 Registration. Click appropriate registration fee for 2019 conference. 

Journal of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies


Click HERE to access the Call for Submissions to the 2021 edition of the Journal

* 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.

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The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies  is a regional conference of the Association for Asian Studies