Elect the future leaders of the AAR! Voting is open to members from September 21, 2016, through 12:00 pm EDT on October 20, 2016.
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 Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the Vice President, Secretary, and one At-Large Director positions are up for election in 2017. The deadline for nominations has been extended to October 1, 2016.
The full text of papers for more than twenty sessions is being made available to members in advance of the 2016 Annual Meetings, San Antonio.
New issue with articles by Todd Brenneman, Heidi Campbell, Steven Engler, Emily Gravett, Rabia Gregory, Gregory Grieve, Jon Keune, Kathryn Lofton, Shanny Luft, Mark Meulenbeld, Seth Perry, Marla Segol, Rachel Wagner, and Xenia Zeiler.
The American Lectures in the History of Religions welcomes Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, who will speak on Unsilencing the Sacred: Conversations with the Divine in Chicago, October 24–28.
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.
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.
Employer registration for the Employment Center at the Annual Meetings is open.
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.
Books and Major Publications:
Darla Schumm, Hollins University
Disability and World Religions: An Introduction
Leanna Fuller, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
When Christ's Body is Broken: Anxiety, Identity, and Conflict in Congregations
Mimi Hanaoka, University of Richmond
Authority and Identity in Medieval Islamic Historiography: Persian Histories from the Peripheries
Scott Mitchell, Institute of Buddhist Studies
Buddhism in America: Global Religion, Local Contexts
Yountae An, Lebanon Valley College
The Decolonial Abyss: Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins
Amanda Baugh, California State University, Northridge
God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White