Message from the SWAA President
California State University, Fullerton
Hello members of the SWAA community. The winter holidays are upon us, and
it’s time to start thinking about the spring SWAA conference.
As mentioned in SWAA’s June Newsletter, our 85th Annual Conference will be
held in southern California at the Hyatt Regency Orange Country, April
24–26, 2014. The Hyatt is located in the ‘belly of the mouse,’ that is,
adjacent to Disneyland in Garden Grove. Mark your calendars. Bring yourselves,
bring kids of all ages, come one and all! We will be looking for discounts for
local theme parks. Can you imagine an ethnographic expedition into Disney’s
Adventureland? Whatever ends up happening, VP Hilarie Kelly and I are working
hard to make this a great, and unique, conference experience.
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.