2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Undergraduate Deadline: December 15, 2019

Deadline: December 16, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 3, 2020

Deadline: January 10, 2020

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 19, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Open Registration:




Applied Religious Studies Committee

Charge:  The Applied Religious Studies Committee seeks to open up discussion of the diversity of career opportunities for scholars of religion, acknowledging that there are many pathways into and out of the PhD. This committee will pay particular attention to discussing the ways in which graduate education in religious studies, theology, and the humanities more broadly prepares scholars for and enhances practice of a variety of non-faculty careers. The committee seeks to foster conversation about diverse career paths outside of the academy within the context of the wide variety of reasons that scholars might choose to pursue such work, acknowledging but also looking beyond the challenging academic job market. It also seeks to explore ways that faculty, institutions, and the AAR can enhance support of scholars both as they explore and after they have entered non-faculty careers. Finally, it also seeks to ask how such scholars may be especially suited to contribute to a broader public understanding of religion.

Audio recordings of Annual Meeting sessions hosted by the ARSC—featuring scholars, faculty, and career services professionals on preparing for and pursuing non-faculty careers—can be found on the AAR's Soundcloud channel.

Terms of Office:  Four years, non-renewable.

Member Position Term Start Term End
Amy Defibaugh 2017 2020
Andrew Henry 2017 2019
Cristine Hutchison-Jones Chair 2017 2020
Sara Kamali 2019 2022
J. Shawn Landres 2017 2019
Kathleen Moore 2017 2020
Jana Riess 2017 2020
Annette Stott 2019 2022
Mary Beth Yount 2019 2022

Staff Liaison Job Title Phone Number
Marchell Jackson