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Pandemic Stories

Scholars Share Their Stories

The pandemic and political unease has affected everyone, including scholars of religion. Thanks to those of you who shared your stories.

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New Book in the AAR-OUP Academy Series

Monks in Motion

Jack Meng-Tat Chia explores why Buddhist monks migrated from China to Southeast Asia, and how they participated in transregional Buddhist networks across the South China Sea.

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International Dissertation Grants

Apply by December 15

The grant program supports student members whose dissertation research requires them to travel outside of the country in which their school or university is located. 

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2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

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More than 400 sessions will be happening virtually, with almost 2,000 of your colleagues presenting on their research! See the sessions at the online program book.




Priscilla Pope-Levison

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Linda Sauer Bredvik

Member Note: Books and Major Publications

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The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members around the world. The AAR's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.

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