2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

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

New England-Maritimes Region
(CFP Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019)

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

Open Registration:




Congratulations to the 2018 Annual Meeting Travel Grant Winners!

2018 Annual Meeting Travel Grant Winners

Religion and the Arts Travel Grant

The AAR is pleased to announce that Marcus Evans of McMaster University is the winner of the Religion and the Arts Travel Grant. This grant is designed for a graduate student studying Religion and the Arts who is without institutional support to attend the AAR Annual Meeting. The jury evaluated each application based on need, active record of membership and involvement in AAR activities, and promising contributions to religion and the arts at this year’s Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting Travel Grants

The AAR is pleased to announce the winners of our Annual Meeting Travel Grants. These grants are designed to aid members, especially students, contingent faculty, and international members, to attend the Annual Meeting. For these 28 grants for 2018, the AAR received 146 applications. The jury was impressed with the qualifications and achievements represented in the applicant pool, and exercised great care in evaluating each application to identify candidates based on active records of membership and involvement in the AAR, and candidates with the most promising contributions to this year’s meeting. The 28 grantees are:

Justice Anquandah Arthur, Pentecost University College
Tom Berendt, Temple University
Joel Bordeaux, Stony Brook University
Chelsea Carskaddon, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Kate DeConinck, University of San Diego
Lynna Dhanani, Yale University
Israel Dominguez, University of North Carolina
Matthew Dougherty, University of Toronto, Mississauga
Patrick D'Silva, University of North Carolina
Katie Givens Kime, University of Bern
Lauren Guerra, University of California, Los Angeles
Mallory Hennigar, Syracuse University
Jessica Johnson, University of Washington
Sara Kamali, University of Oxford
Simranjit Khalsa, Rice University
Kit Kirkland, Clark Lake, MI
Candace Laughinghouse, Chicago Theological Seminary
Oscar Malande, Friends Theological College
Michael McLaughlin, Florida State University
Debrasee Palit, University of Calcutta
Unnata Pragya, SOAS, University of London
Tyler Tully, University of Oxford
Elvida ünal, Peking University
Jakub Urbaniak, St Augustine College of South Africa
Alana Vincent, University of Chester
Wendy Wiseman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Funlayo Wood, African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association
JungJa (Joy) Yu, Claremont Graduate University

The AAR would like to thank the members of the jury for both grants: Elissa Cutter, Kyrah Malika Daniels, Christopher Duncanson-Hales, Alex Hwang, Evelyn Parker, and Michelene Pesantubbee for their hard work in evaluating all of the applications to reach these decisions.