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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.

Abstract submission for the conference is now closed.


Please see the 2022 Conference Program in .pdf format by clicking below!

51st Annual SWCAS Registration is Available Here

2022 Registration Fees:

Faculty: $100 before Sept 1; $130 after

Graduate Students:

$60 before Sept 1; $90 after

Virtual Only Registration: $30 (includes broadcast of keynote & special virtual plenary session)

Undergraduate Virtual Registration: Free



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 

Association for Asian Studies

* 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.