2021 Annual Meeting

Registration Is Now Open for In-Person and Virtual-Only Sessions! 

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New Book in the AAR Academy Series

In Melville's Wisdom: Religion, Skepticism, Literature in Nineteenth-Century America, Damien B. Schlarb explores the manner in which Herman Melville responds to the spiritual crisis of modernity by using the language of the biblical Old Testament wisdom books to moderate contemporary discourses on religion, skepticism, and literature.

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Public Scholarship: Best Practices, Potential Pitfalls

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Learn best practices for promoting religious scholarship as an effective way to enhance understanding.

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Apply for a Collaborative International Research Grant

Deadline: October 1, 2021

Supports generative research collaborations between scholars in different geographical regions. 

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 Journalism Awards

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AAR's Committee on the Public Understanding of Religion honors the best in-depth religion reporting. 

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Yolanda Pierce

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Philippa Koch

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Kristy Slominski

Member Note: Books and Major Publications

About the American Academy of Religion

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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