The Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and Best First Book in the History of Religions recognize new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. Congratulations to the winners!
Congratulations to Dr. Todd Green on being awarded an AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs. His research focuses on Islamophobia, secularization, and interfaith dialogue.
The AAR Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the Vice President, Secretary, and one At-Large Director positions are up for election in 2017. Deadline for nominations: September 1, 2016.
The American Council of Learned Societies announces the 2016–17 ACLS fellowship competitions, which promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research.
Apply for a 2016–2017 AAR International Dissertation Research Grant! These annual grants are intended to help candidates complete their doctoral degrees. Deadline: December 1, 2016.
Employer registration for the Employment Center at the Annual Meetings is now open.
The AAR, in concert with a number of other learned societies, has endorsed a statement regarding threats to academic freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey.
The 2016–2017 AAR CIRG online submission system is open! Awards range from $500 to $5000. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2016.
The AAR Teaching and Learning Committee encourages and solicits nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2016.
Amy Weiss, College of Saint Elizabeth
Named the Director of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education at the College of Saint Elizabeth (NJ).
Books and Major Publications:
William Meyer, Maryville College
Darwin in a New Key: Evolution and the Question of Value
Kwok Pui-lan, Episcopal Divinity School
Postcolonial Practice of Ministry: Leadership, Liturgy, and Interfaith Engagement