2019 Annual Meeting, Nov 23-26

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be in San Diego, CA, November 23-26. Register Now!

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: November 15, 2019

Upper Midwest
Deadline: December 31, 2019


Thank You to Our Outgoing Program Unit Chairs

AAR would like to thank the following Program Unit Chairs whose terms ended in 2018. We are very grateful for their dedicated service!

Andrew Aghapour
National Museum of American History
Religion, Media, and Culture Unit

Laura Alexander
University of Nebraska, Omaha
Interreligious Reflections on Immigration Seminar

Michael Altman
University of Alabama
North American Hinduism Unit

Anna Bigelow
North Carolina State University
Material Islam Seminar

Valerie Bridgeman
Methodist School of Theology in Ohio
Bible in Racial, Ethnic, and Indigenous Communities Unit

Kelly Bulkeley
The Sleep and Dream Database
Psychology, Culture, and Religion Unit

Holly Taylor Coolman
Providence College
Christian Systematic Theology Unit

Heather D. Curtis
Tufts University
Religion and US Empire Seminar

Katie Day
United Lutheran Seminary, Philadelphia
Religion and Cities Unit

Keri Day
Princeton Theological Seminary
Ethics Unit

Ken Derry
University of Toronto
Religion, Film, and Visual Culture Unit

Markus Dressler
Leipzig University
Religion in Europe Unit

Emily Filler
Earlham College
Sacred Texts and Ethics Unit

Spencer Fluhman
Brigham Young University
Mormon Studies Unit

Richard Fox
University of Victoria
Religion in Southeast Asia Unit

Anya P. Foxen
California Polytechnic State University
North American Hinduism Unit

Eugene V. Gallagher
Connecticut College
Promoting Religious Literacy College-Wide Seminar

Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
Reed College
Material Islam Seminar

Todd Gooch
Eastern Kentucky University
Nineteenth Century Theology Unit

Juliane Hammer
University of North Carolina
Study of Islam Unit

Erik Hammerstrom
Pacific Lutheran University
Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar

M. Gail Hamner
Syracuse University
Religion, Affect, and Emotion Unit

Mona Hassan
Duke University
Religion, Memory, History Unit

Aysha Hidayatullah
University of San Francisco
Islam, Gender, Women Unit

Syed Adnan Hussain
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism Unit

Alexander Y. Hwang
Saint Leo University
Interreligious Reflections on Immigration Seminar

Sarah Imhoff
Indiana University
Study of Judaism Unit

Andrea Jain
Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis
Yoga in Theory and Practice Unit

Michael Jerryson
Youngstown State University
Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Unit

Tamsin Jones
Trinity College, Hartford
Theology and Religious Reflection Unit

Mary Keller
University of Wyoming
Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Unit

Jens Kreinath
Wichita State University
Ritual Studies Unit

Avron Kulak
York University
Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Unit

Tracy Leavelle
Creighton University
Religion and US Empire Seminar

LeRhonda Manigault-Bryant
Williams College
Afro-American Religious History Unit

Eboni Marshall Turman
Yale University
Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching, and Activism Unit

Richard D. McBride
Brigham Young University, Hawaii
Korean Religions Unit

Sara L. McClintock
Emory University
Buddhist Philosophy Unit

Colleen McDannell
University of Utah
Mormon Studies Unit

David McMahan
Franklin and Marshall College
Buddhism in the West Unit

James Miller
Duke Kunshan University
Religion and Ecology Unit

Amy Milligan
Old Dominion University
Lesbian-Feminisms and Religion Unit

Diane L. Moore
Harvard University
Promoting Religious Literacy College-Wide Seminar

Mariann Moyaert
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Comparative Theology Unit

Richard Nance
Indiana University
Buddhist Philosophy Unit

John Nemec
University of Virginia
Tantric Studies Unit

Brian J. Nichols
Mount Royal University
Space, Place, and Religion Unit

Jennifer Howe Peace
Andover Newton Theological School
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Unit

Michelene Pesantubbee
University of Iowa
Native Traditions in the Americas Unit

Andrea Marion Pinkney
McGill University
Religion in South Asia Unit

Daniel Ramirez
Claremont Graduate University
History of Christianity Unit

George D. Randels
University of the Pacific
Bioethics and Religion Unit

Jeremy Rapport
College of Wooster
New Religious Movements Unit

Darby Ray
Bates College
Transformative Scholarship and Pedagogy Unit

Stephen G. Ray
Chicago Theological Seminary
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Unit

Kenneth A. Reynhout
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities
Ricoeur Unit

Joerg Rieger
Vanderbilt University
Class, Religion, and Theology Unit

Robert Rozehnal
Lehigh University
Islamic Mysticism Unit

Nora L. Rubel
University of Rochester
Religion and Food Unit

Walid Saleh
University of Toronto
Qur'an Unit

Arlene Sanchez-Walsh
Azusa Pacific University
Pentecostal–Charismatic Movements Unit

Donovan Schaefer
University of Pennsylvania
Religion, Affect, and Emotion Unit

Gregory Adam Scott
University of Manchester
Holmes Welch and the Study of Buddhism in Twentieth-Century China Seminar

Vera Shevzov
Smith College
Eastern Orthodox Studies Unit

Devin Singh
Dartmouth College
Asian North American Religion, Culture, and Society Unit

David Stowe
Michigan State University
Music and Religion Unit

Jonathan Tan
Case Western Reserve University
World Christianity Unit

Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Henry Luce Foundation
Secularism and Secularity Unit

Jamel Velji
Claremont McKenna College
Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Unit

Andrea C. White
Union Theological Seminary
Black Theology Unit

Carol Wayne White
Bucknell University
Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Unit

Danielle Widmann Abraham
Ursinus College
Contemporary Islam Unit

Homayra Ziad
Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies
Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Unit

Laurel Zwissler
Central Michigan University
Anthropology of Religion Unit