2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Eastern International Region
CFP Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

New England-Maritimes Region
(CFP Deadline: Jan. 18, 2019)

Pacific Northwest
(CFP Deadline: Jan. 30th, 2019)

Open Registration:




2016–2017 Research Grant Winners

Collaborative Grants

Leslie Orr, Concordia University
Making Heaven on Earth: A Preliminary Study of the Nava Tirupati Temples in South India


Archana Venkatesan, University of California, Davis
Crispin Branfoot, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom
Anna Seastrand, University of Chicago

Vera Shevzov, Smith College
God and the Gulag: Religion and "Ultimate Questions" in Post-Soviet Russia


Katya Tolstaya, Vrije Universitiet, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Individual Grants

Shatha Almutawa, Willamette University
Playing with Gender and Modernity: Tango in Secular Muslim Contexts

Eileen Barker, London School of Economics (Emeritus)
The Breaking of the Moonies? An Investigation into the Schismatic Tendencies of a New Religion on the Death of Its Founder

Brett Esaki, Georgia State University
Grace Lee Boggs’s Spirituality of Sustainability

Michal Raucher, University of Cincinnati
"Officially and Halakhically Here to Stay": Orthodox Female Clergy in Israel and America

Matthew Riley, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Reading Beyond Roots: The Theological and Weberian Aspects of Lynn White’s Scholarship and Lynn Townsend White, Jr.: Collected Writings on Religion and Ecology

Kristy Slominski, University of Mississippi
Teaching Moral Sex: A Liberal Religious History of Sex Education

Hugh Urban, Ohio State University
The Path of Desire: Living Tantra in Northeast India