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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.

Jan English-Lueck

The winner of this year’s Daniel J. Crowley Award for Meritorious Service to SWAA is Jan English-Lueck.

Message from the SWAA President

Eric Canin
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. 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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