2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Upper Midwest
(CFP Deadline: February 22, 2019)

Open Registration:



New England-Maritimes

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains




Student Director

Rachel Toombs

Rachel Toombs, 2017–2018, AAR Student Director

Rachel Toombs recently completed her PhD in Religion (Theological Studies) at Baylor University. She serves as the Professor of Theology and Old Testament at Yellowstone Theological Institute, a new graduate school in Bozeman, Montana. Her research areas span the disciplines of theological, biblical, and literary studies. Her dissertation explored the spare literary style of Flannery O’Connor’s stories and its theological impact on readers.

She received her MA in Theological Studies (Old Testament) from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, and her BA from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. Rachel has served as the AAR Student Director of the Southwest Region since the spring of 2016. She now serves on the AAR Board of Directors and chairs the Graduate Student Committee.