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2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

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

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2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Mid-Atlantic
Deadline: December 15

Midwest
Deadline: January 18

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 17

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

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Regional Development Grants Awarded

2017–2018 Winners

Midwest Region

Spencer Dew, Centenary College of Louisiana
Rachel McBride Lindsey, Saint Louis University
Kristen Tobey, John Carroll University
Issues in Teaching Law and Religion Pre-Conference Workshop

Southwest Region

Kelley Coblentz Bautch, St. Edward’s University
Jonathan Kaplan, University of Texas at Austin
Jewish Studies in the Borderlands: A Colloquium

Western Region

Andrea Gacs, Independent Scholar
DOC-U Series

Jason S. Sexton, Visiting Scholar, California State University, Fullerton
The California Undocumented Body: A Working Day Conference on Understanding and Practicing California Theological Anthropology


2016–2017 Winners

Midwest Region

Rebecca Scharbach Wollenberg, University of Michigan
Beyond the Book: Judaism as a Non-Biblical Religion

New England-Maritimes Region

Stephanie N. Arel, Boston University, Megan K. DeFanza, and Kate Stockly, Boston University
Sex on the Margins: Navigating Religious, Social, and Natural Scientific Models of Sex Differences

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region

Andrea L. Stanton, University of Denver
Islamic Studies in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains: Scholarship and Pedagogy Conference

Southeast Region

Brian K. Pennington, Lynn Huber, Tom Mould, Elon University
On The Edge: Launching A Regional Interdisciplinary Symposium In The Southeast

Southwest Region

Tiffany Puett, Director, Institute for Diversity and Civic Life, Chad E. Seales, University of Texas at Austin, and Jennifer Graber, University of Texas at Austin
Religions Texas: Mapping Diversity


2015–2016 Winners

Mid-Atlantic Region

Sabrina D. MisirHiralall, Montclair State University and Matthew Vaughan, Union Theological Seminary
Colloquium Speaker Series on Teaching and Learning in the Religious Studies Learning Space

Southwest Region

Southwest Region Officers: Jack Hill (Past-Past President), Allen Redmon (Past President), Jens Kreinath (President), Marc DiPaolo (President-Elect), Paul Martens (Vice President), B.J. Parker (Student Director), and Katherine Downey (Regional Coordinator)
How Might the Region Become a Stronger and More Meaningful Presence in the Scholarly and Professional Lives of Its Members?: A Workshop to Re-Imagine Our Time Together During and Between Annual Meetings

Western Region

Elizabeth Allison, California Institute of Integral Studies
Religion and Ecology Network for Scholar-Practitioners in the San Francisco Bay Area


2014–2015 Winners

Eastern International Region

Vincent Lloyd, Syracuse University and Joshua Dubler, University of Rochester
Religious Studies Inside and Outside Prison Walls: A Workshop

Midwest Region

Ariel Schwartz, Northwestern University
Graduate Conference on “Religion and the Natural Elements”

Western Region

Amy Hale and Jeffrey Yergler — Golden Gate University
Meeting the Challenge of Transitions: Employment Workshops for Religious Studies Scholars and Religious Professionals

Louis Komjathy, University of San Diego
Conference on Contemplative Studies


2013–2014 Winners

Southeast Region

Jennifer Ayres, Cory Andrew Labrecque, and Bobbi Patterson — Emory University
Religion, Place, and Pedagogy: Establishing a Bio-Regional Network of Teacher-Scholars in Religion and Ecology

Sally Holt, Belmont University; Ossama Bahloul, Islamic Center of Murfreesboro; Ron Messier, Middle Tennessee State University (Emeritus); and Rami Shapiro
Efforts for Authentic Interreligious Dialogue

Western Region

Kate McCarthy, California State University, Chico
World Religions in California Contexts: A Faculty Workshop to Develop an Online Resource for the Public Understanding of Religion in California

Mid-Atlantic Region

Sabrina MisirHiralall, Montclair State University, and Daniel McClain, Loyola University, Maryland
Colloquium Speaker Series on Teaching and Learning in the Religious Studies Learning Space


2012–2013 Winners

Mid-Atlantic Region

Sabrina MisirHiralall, Montclair State University, and Daniel McClain, Loyola University, Maryland
Fostering Regional Student and Scholar Formation Series

Midwest Region

Shreena Gandhi, Kalamazoo College; Amy Derogatis, Michigan State University; and Brian C. Wilson, Western Michigan University
Religion, Health, and the Body in North America Conference

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region

Andrea L. Stanton, University of Denver
Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains Conference

Southeast Region

Davina C. Lopez, Eckerd College
Teaching Religion at Liberal Arts Colleges: Professors and Chaplains Exploring Vocational and Pedagogical Issues

Jeremy M. Schott, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and Maria Doerfler, Duke University
Conference: Late Antiquity Made New: A Celebration of the Career of Elizabeth A. Clark


2011–2012 Winners

Midwest Region

Cristina Traina, Northwestern University
Graduate Conference on "Religion and the Trans..."

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region

Beth Katz, Project Interfaith
Community Mosaic Video Project

Southeast Region

Charles Mathewes, Philip Lorish, Christina McRorie, and Kristopher Norris — University of Virginia
Virginia Graduate Colloquium on Theology, Ethics, and Culture


2010–2011 Winners

Mid-Atlantic Region

Anthony Tyrus Gaines Cirelli, St. John’s University
Plenary and Break-out Session at the 2011 MAR/NEMAAR Annual Meeting

Southeast Region

Michael T. Bradley, Jr., Georgia Perimeter College
Jason Flato, Georgia Perimeter College
Workshop for Instructors of Religion at Two-Year Institutions

Rosalind I. J. Hackett, University of Tennessee
Religion in the Workplace and the World: A Training Seminar for East Tennessee Professionals

Southwest Region

Andrew Fort, Texas Christian University
Teaching Contemplative Traditions: A Workshop

Western Region

Rebecca Moore, San Diego State University
Immigration Reform: Linking the Academy to Activism