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.

Statement in Response to Graduate Students

At the #MeToo session, graduate students were represented on the panel by an empty chair. Read the statement from the Graduate Student Committee articulating why and the response from the AAR Board.

Denouncing Antisemitism: Statement from the AAR Board

The Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion has issued a statement denouncing antisemitism and the desecration of places of worship. Read the full statement.

2018 Board of Directors Election Results

The AAR has four newly elected board members! Thank you to all AAR members who voted in these elections. Read the full announcement.

A Protest Against the US Travel Ban: Statement of the AAR Board

Read the recently published statement from the AAR Board of Directors concerning the damaging effect the US Travel Ban continues to have on scholars of religion who wish to participate in AAR events.

New Member Benefit!

AAR members now have access to more than 80 journals in JSTOR's religion collection.

Jacob Olupona Wins Award for the Public Understanding of Religion

Jacob Olupona Wins Marty Award for Public Understanding of Religion
For fostering understanding of religious pluralism in Africa and African diasporic communities and his work for peace and understanding in Nigerian civic, academic, religious and political spheres.

The AAR's New Long-Range Plan

Jack Fitzmier, retiring AAR Executive Director, introduces the new long-range plan, which provides a framework for growth and change in the coming years.

Spotlight on Teaching

New issue on "Teaching Tales: Harnessing the Power of Storytelling," with an introduction by Raj Balkaran and articles by Steven E. Lindquist, Hillary Rodrigues, Jeffrey M. Brackett, Elizabeth M. Rohlman, Shana Sippy, and Caleb Simmons.

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