Message from the SWAA President
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.
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.