Events

2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Early Bird rates end June 29. Register today!

Registration and Housing
General Information
Hotels and Transportation
Women's Mentoring Lunch
Tours and Workshops
Travel Visa Statement
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Twitter: #aarsbl17

AAR Workshop: Confronting Islamophobia

Register by July 30 for a workshop to equip scholars of religion to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry.

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Student Director

Bhakti Mamtora

Bhakti Mamtora, 2016–2017, AAR Student Director

Bhakti Mamtora is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Religion at the University of Florida. Her research considers the interplay between orality and textuality in the Swaminarayan Sampraday, a Hindu tradition founded at the turn of nineteenth century in Gujarat, India. She is the recipient of the Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship Finalist. She received her MA in South Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, and her BA in Communications and Media Studies and International Political Economy from Fordham University in 2012.

Since joining the AAR in 2010, Mamtora has served the organization in multiple leadership capacities. On the national level, she serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Graduate Student Committee. She has served as the elected student representative and board member (2014–2016) in the AAR Southeast region and the editor of the Speaking of Students quarterly newsletter (2014–2016). If you have any questions or suggestions for her, please send her an e-mail.