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:




Alice Hunt

Executive Director

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Tel: 1-404-727-3049
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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 to 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.)