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2021 Annual Meeting
Virtual 2020 Meeting
October 23-24, 2020

Registration for the 50th Annual SWCAS Conference is Available Here

The 50th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies will be conducted both in person & virtually. To submit a paper or panel proposal, please see the Call for Papers below and send your submissions to Marcy Tanter ( by April 30, 2021.

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The 49th Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies was conducted virtually due to the Covid-19/SARS-Cov2 Global Pandemic. The conference was still incredibly successful and you may view the 2020 Program and Board Minutes below. 

October 22-23, 2020

Southwest Conference on Asian Studies  

is a regional conference of the 

Association for Asian Studies




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

Journal of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies


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

Registration Fees:

Faculty: $30 before Sept 1; $40 after

Graduate Students:

$20 before Sept 1; $30 after

* 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.