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Technical Issues with Employment Services Website

The Employment Services website has been experiencing technical difficulties. The AAR's IT team is working to resolve these problems as soon as possible. When site functionality has been restored, an update will be posted on the main AAR website as well as the AAR Twitter account.

Meet the AAR's Newest Staff Member: Nicholé Jefferson

We are very pleased to welcome Nicholé Jefferson to the AAR staff as Director of Finance and Administration.

Against White Supremacist Islamophobic Ideology

Statement of the AAR Board of Directors: The American Academy of Religion unequivocally condemns the mass killing at the Al-Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15, 2019. Read more.

AAR Signs Letter Opposing Cuts to Alaskan Higher Ed

On March 4, the AAR joined more than 30 professional societies in issuing a letter to the governor and legislators of the state of Alaska, protesting a proposed $134 million reduction in state funding for the University of Alaska.

AAR/SBL Jobs Report & Summary

The AAR and SBL have released a joint report on employment listings posted to the Employment Services job board in academic year 2018.

2019 American Lectures in the History of Religions

The Cinematic Sacred | February 18-27, 2019

Jeffrey Stout, PhD
North Carolina Triangle/Triad Region

The Subhedar's Son: A Narrative of Brahmin-Christian Conversion from Nineteenth-century Maharashtra

New release edited and translated by Deepra Dandeka in the AAR/OUP Religion in Translation Series. AAR members receive a 30% discount.

Proposed Changes to Title IX

Read the statement from the AAR Board of Directors.

2018-2019 Collaborative Research Grants Awarded

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the AAR's 2018-2019 Collaborative Research Grants!

2018-2019 Individual Research Grants Awarded

Congrats to Evan Berry, Katherine Dugan, April Hughes, Blateiskhem L.Nongbri, Alexander Rocklin, and Jessica Starling for winning Individual Research Grants from the AAR!

2018-2019 Collaborative International Research Grant Winners Announced

Join AAR in congratulating the 2018-2019 Collaborative International Research Grant Winners. 

Thank You to Our Outgoing Program Unit Chairs

Thank you to our Program Unit Chairs whose terms ended in 2018. 

JAAR Welcomes New Book Review Editor

Andrea Jain, editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, is pleased to announce the journal’s new book review editor, Kevin Schilbrack. Read more.

AAR Members Win NEH Grants

Congratulations to Sara Ritchey, Ariela Marcus-Sells, Aaron Hughes, Eric Schluessel, Leigh Schmidt, and Wendy Cadge! Read more.

Changes to AAR Member Dues in 2019

Renewals are here! Read on for more information about what's new.

The AAR Thanks Outgoing Leadership

We are very grateful to the members of AAR leadership groups for their dedicated service. View the list of members whose terms end in 2018.

2019 AAR Presidential Theme

2019 AAR President Laurie Patton announced the theme for next year's Annual Meeting: Scholarly Workers in Public Spaces: A Necessary Long Term Focus in the Study of Religions. Read more.

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