Events

2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Join your colleagues in Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16.

Registration and Housing
General Information
Annual Meeting Guide
Employment Center
Online Program Book
Plenary Sessions
Twitter: #aarsbl17

Travel Visa Statement

Read this important update on travel visas for this year's Annual Meeting.

2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Mid-Atlantic
Deadline: December 15

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
Deadline: October 27

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline extended: October 23

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

Western
Deadline extended: October 20

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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.