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Southwest Popular/American Culture Association 41st Annual Conference (The Southwest Popular/American Culture Annual Conference: Native American and Indigenous Studies Area)

Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Albuquerque, New Mexico
Organization: Southwest Popular and American Culture Association
Event: The Southwest Popular/American Culture Annual Conference: Native American and Indigenous Studies Area
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2020-02-19 to 2020-02-22 Abstract Due: 2019-11-20

Proposals for papers and panels are now being accepted for the 40th annual SWPACA conference.  One of the nation’s largest interdisciplinary academic conferences, SWPACA offers nearly 70 subject areas, each typically featuring multiple panels. In addition to our regular areas, the 2020 conference will also be seeking submissions for special one-time-only areas regarding the work of Rob Thomas and the Amazon series, Good Omens. For a full list of subject areas, area descriptions, and Area Chairs, please visit


Come present with us! Proposals are now being accepted for the Native/Indigenous Studies area. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are welcomed and encouraged. Paper topics can include transnational and international Indigenous issues.

Topics in the area at past conferences have included:

Cyberculture and social media
Native representations in popular culture (television, comic books, graphic novels, video/computer games, etc.)
Indigenous methodologies and interpretative frameworks
Queer theory and Native Studies
Teaching Native American Studies
Native art and artists
Popular culture and language preservation
Native American and Indigenous Literature
Indigenous resistance, regional or global (treaty rights, incarceration issues, sports mascots, etc.)
Native peoples’ relationships with various Communities of Color
Landscapes and Indigenous ecologies
Travel, tourism, and Indigenous nations
Native sovereignty and media




Margaret Vaughan