RSN May 2014

Annual Meeting News

2014 Annual Meeting, November 22–25, San Diego, CA

Registration and Housing
Hotel and Local Transportation Information
2014 Annual Meetings Dates and Deadlines
Employment Center
New Program Units
Workshop Descriptions and Reservation Form
Future Annual Meeting Sites and Dates

2014 Annual Meetings Sustainability Initiatives
     Carbon Offset with NativeEnergy
     San Diego Convention Center Green Initiatives

Inside the Annual Meeting Brochure (6 MB)
Workshop Descriptions and Reservation Form
Tour Information and Reservation Form
Transportation and Housing
Hotel and Convention Center Locator Map

2013 Annual Meeting News

Baltimore Annual Meeting Photo Gallery
2013 Annual Meeting Satisfaction Survey
2013 Annual Business Meeting Minutes
Outgoing Program Unit Chairs

Sustainability Results
NativeEnergy Sustainability Success
     Soap Drive


In the Public Interest
     Charles Taylor to Receive 2014 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion
     Michael Kessler, Georgetown University
     Chair, Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion

Guest Columns
"God's Books," Interreligious Dialogue Conference in Murfreesboro, TN
     Sally Smith Holt, Belmont University
     AAR Southeast Regional Coordinator

     On Diversity, Institutional Whiteness, and Its Will for Change
     W. Anne Joh, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary


A Conversation with the 2014 AAR President, Laurie Zoloth
2014 ALHR in Review
2011–2012 Jobs Report (Released January 2014)
Call for Officer Nominations
The Book Corner

AAR Awards and Grants
     Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, Shafique N. Virani
     Charles Taylor Wins 2014 Martin E. Marty Award
     Makoto Fujimura Named 2014 Religion and the Arts Award Winner
     2013–2014 Research Grant Winners
     2013–2014 Collaborative International Research Grant Winners
     Awards and Grants Solicitations

     Shaun Casey Tapped by Secretary Kerry to Head Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives
     Catherine Albanese Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
     Religion Newswriters Association's Top Ten Stories of 2013
     JAAR Reader Survey
     Call for Religion in Translation Book Series Editor
     Call for Spotlight on Teaching Editor

Spotlight on Teaching

Teaching Asian American Religions and Religiosities: Guest Editor’s Introduction
Jonathan H. X. Lee, San Francisco State University

Teaching Asian Religions from within the Asian American Community
Emily S. Wu, Dominican University of California

Teaching and Learning through the Manzanar Pilgrimage
Joanne Doi, Maryknoll Sisters Integration Program, Chicago, IL

Teaching about Asian American Sacred Spaces at a Catholic College
Linh Hoang, Siena College

On Learning and Teaching the Art of Sho
Ronald Y. Nakasone, Graduate Theological Union

Asian American Music and Religion: Scaffolding to Teach Hybridity and to Reduce Anxiety
Brett J. Esaki, Central Michigan University

Teaching Asian American Islam and Racialization through Film
Rabia Kamal, University of San Francisco

Critical Pedagogy for Sikh American Religiosity and Race
Jaideep Singh, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) and Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project at the University of California at Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender

Vietnamese American Religions within a Transnational Framework
Thien-Huong T. Ninh, Williams College

Inserting Christianity into Asian American Studies
Dean Ryuta Adachi, Claremont Graduate University and Laney College, California

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