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38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 15-18, 2017

Call For Papers Opens August 1

Front Page News

  • We are saddened to report the passing of Deb Carmichael

    We are saddened to report the passing of Deb Carmichael, former SWPACA Area Chair and long-time supporter of the organization. Those of you who interacted with Deb will understand the loss to popular culture studies and to academia more broadly. Deborah Carmichael was a thoughtful and caring teacher in the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures [...]

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  • Post-#SWPACA16 Conference Reflection Piece

    Check out this conference reflection piece by Keene Short, a writer and academic in Lincoln, Nebraska who studies in the UNL creative writing graduate program. Thanks for the great post, and join us again next year! https://jkeeneshort.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/making-sense-of-the-things-we-love/

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  • #SWPACA16 Photos

    Thank you to all our #SWPACA16 participants! We had a stellar year with nearly 1000 of you at the conference. See you next year

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  • #SWPACA16 Conference App Now Available!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that that we are using a conference app this year. The app contains information about the schedule, conference features, and nearby local restaurant. Among other features, the app will allow you to build a customized, personal schedule, take notes, and network with other conference attendees. To [...]

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  • Hotel Room Block Closes 1/19/2016

    Don’t forget to make your accommodations for the Hyatt! The reduced rate room block expires 1/19/16 at 5pm mountain time. See “Step 3″ on our conference registration information page for details on securing a room at the discounted block rate! http://southwestpca.org/conference/registration/  

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  • Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Awards Application Now Open

    The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies is pleased to announce multiple awards for 2016 that are available for scholars conducting research related to Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Please see the descriptions below. Follow the link to https://reddcenter.byu.edu/Pages/Apply-for-an-Award.aspx for further information and application instructions. Applications for 2016 are due [...]

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  • Preliminary Schedule for 2016 Conference Now Available!

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that the preliminary schedule is now available. Please note this schedule is preliminary and subject to slight revisions, especially regarding location of panels. Information about the full program and our conference app will be available in late January. If you have questions about the schedule, please [...]

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  • Application for the 2016 class of the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute Open

    The Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) is pleased to announce that the online application for the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute is now open. We will be accepting applications through January 10, 2016. For information on the Institute, please visit the Michael K. Schoenecke Leadership Institute page now, then apply via the online application.

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  • Pre-Con Workshop: Making the Makerspace: A Look into the Creation of the iSpace

    Participants will explore the technologies, stakeholders, and politics inherent to the creation of a makerspace. The University of Arizona’s makerspace, iSpace, will serve as a frame to generate discussions and ideas. Participants will be engaging in mini maker projects throughout the workshop. The goal is for participants to leave with a working conceptualization of a [...]

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