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Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, California, site of SWAA 2014

SWAA ’14 Conference

The Southwestern Anthropological Association's 85th Annual Conference was held at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, Garden Grove, California on April 24–26, 2014.

Message from the SWAA President

Hilarie Kelly
University of La Verne

Summer greetings to all my fellow SWAA members! After enjoying your wonderful company at the SWAA 2014 Conference in Garden Grove this past April, I am looking forward to meeting you all again at our 2015 SWAA conference in exciting Long Beach, California. As the new SWAA President, I will be working with Vice President Kim Martin and the rest of the SWAA Conference Planning Committee to organize a program of stimulating sessions, panel discussions, film offerings and other engaging activities that represent your interests in anthropology.

Thanks to Past President Eric Canin for a great 2014 Conference! SWAA Board members and, especially, the Conference Planning Committee, who work hard to organize these annual gatherings. Read more…

Welcome to SWAA

The Southwestern Anthropological Association (SWAA) is a regional association of academic and applied anthropologists and students in the southwestern states of California, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico. Our members do research in all areas of the world and include social-cultural anthropologists, linguistic anthropologists, archaeologists, biological anthropologists, and applied anthropologists in all fields. Our goals are to encourage innovative research and to promote public interest in all varieties of anthropological inquiry.

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