2021 Annual Meeting

Dual Format to Include In-Person Sessions and Limited Virtual Sessions

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The spring issue of JAAR is now available.

The Journal of the American Academy of Religion publishes scholarly articles that cover the full range of world religious traditions together with provocative studies of the methodologies by which these traditions are explored. In the spring issue, topics include Hindu invitation rituals, Foucault's engagement with early Christianity, spirituality fitness in the US Army, and much more. AAR members have online access to current and archived issues.

Member Access to JAAR

cover of spring 2021 JAAR

Call for AAR/OUP Book Series Editor

Deadline: June 15, 2021

The AAR Publications Committee seeks an editor for the Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion series, published by Oxford University Press. 

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Sacred Writes Media Partnerships

Deadline: May 7, 2021

Applications now being accepted for a funded partnership with Religion Dispatches magazine.

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Nominations Open for AAR Committees

Deadline: June 1, 2021

Help create the AAR you envision by nominating yourself or another member to fill an open position on an AAR Standing Committee or Jury.

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2021 Annual Meeting

Meeting to offer in-person, virtual sessions


Sohini Sarah Pillai and Nell Shapiro Hawley

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Deborah Casewell

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Tibetan and Himalayan Religions Travel Grant

Deadline: May 13, 2021

About the American Academy of Religion

The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members around the world. The AAR's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.

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