2021 Annual Meeting

Registration is now Open for In-Person and Virtual-Only Sessions! 

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The spring issue of JAAR is now available.

The Journal of the American Academy of Religion publishes scholarly articles that cover the full range of world religious traditions together with provocative studies of the methodologies by which these traditions are explored. In the spring issue, topics include Hindu invitation rituals, Foucault's engagement with early Christianity, spirituality fitness in the US Army, and much more. AAR members have online access to current and archived issues.

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cover of spring 2021 JAAR

Public Scholarship: Best Practices, Potential Pitfalls

Webinar: June 23, 2021

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

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Apply for an Individual Research Grant

DEADLINE: August 2, 2021

Individual research grants provide from $500 to $5,000 for important aspects of research, such as fieldwork or travel to archives and libraries.

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Status Committee Mentorship Program

Deadline: June 15, 2021

Apply for the AAR's year-long program that pairs scholars who are members of underrepresented groups with mentors.

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Calvin Mercer

Member Note: In the News


Joshua Mauldin

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Michael Nichols

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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