AAR Member Spotlight

Below, find brief interviews with AAR members making waves in their departments, institutions, and communities—as well as AAR at large!

If you would like to submit a member for a spotlight interview, please email [email protected] with the member's name and a blurb about their involvement with the AAR.

This page will be updated once per month with the latest Member Spotlight. Stay tuned for more! 


Evan Berry

"My work explores the intersections between religion and the environment, specifically the ways that religious ideas and vocabularies shape and constrain how various publics think about and respond to environmental crises, especially climate change."

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Asma Afsaruddin

"My field of study is Islamic Studies broadly defined; more narrowly, Islamic political and religious thought of the pre-modern and modern periods."

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Margaret Kamitsuka

"The saying from comparative religion is true: the person who knows only one religion knows no religion."

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Wendy Mallette

"My dissertation centers on lesbian feminist writings of the 1960s-80s and intervenes in conversations around negativity, temporality, and affect in feminist and queer theory, theology, and religious studies."

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