2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!


Now Open! Registration & Housing for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Plan to join your friends and colleagues in beautiful San Diego, California, for the 2019 Annual Meeting! Super Saver rates expire after May 23, so be sure to grab your spot before then!

AAR Board of Directors Approves New Guidelines

At its September 2018 and February 2019 meetings, the AAR Board of Directors approved two new sets of guidelines: Guidelines for Evaluating Digital Scholarship and Statement on Evaluating Scholarship in Religious Studies for Promotion and Tenure.

Sad News: David Sánchez, AAR Committee Chair

We were greatly saddened to learn that David Sánchez, associate professor of theological studies at Loyola Marymount University and current chair of the AAR's Status on Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee, died suddenly this past weekend. Read more.

Call for Committee Nominations

The 2019 Call for Committee Nominations is now open!  AAR Members may nominate themselves or others.  Learn more.

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. 

Ray L. Hart Service Award

Nominations for the Ray L. Hart Service Award are now being accepted. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2019, 11:59 pm Eastern Time.  More information.

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