2018 Annual Meeting, Nov 17-20

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Meeting! Plan to join your colleagues in Denver November 17-20. Register Now!

2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Eastern International Region
CFP Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

New England & Canadian Maritimes Joint Region
(CFP Deadline: Feb. 21, 2019)

Mid-Atlantic Region
(CFP Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018)

Midwestern Region
(CFP Deadline: Nov. 3rd, 2018)

Pacific Northwest
(CFP Deadline: Jan. 30th, 2019)

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region
(CFP Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018)

Open Registration:

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Alice Hunt

Executive Director

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Alice Hunt serves as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Religion.  Her duties include helping the AAR meet its mission of  foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion through the coordination of the AAR Executive Staff at the Luce Center in Atlanta, strategic planning, fundraising, programming, and public affairs.

Prior to joining the AAR, she served as President of Chicago Theological Seminary (2008 – 2018) and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Vanderbilt Divinity School of Vanderbilt University (2001 – 2008).  Prior to her work in higher education, she was a systems analyst building software for Hubble Space Telescope and a high school math teacher.  She attended the University of Montevallo (B.S.) and Vanderbilt University (M.T.S, M.A., Ph.D.) Her published work includes Missing Priests: The Zadokites in Tradition and History (2006) and two edited volumes, Second Temple Studies IV: Historiography and History (2012) and Focusing Biblical Studies: The Crucial Nature of the Persian and Hellenistic Periods: Essays in Honor of Douglas A. Knight (2012) as well as essays.  Recently she has been leading workshops on privilege (particularly white privilege and male privilege.)