2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

2019-2020 AAR Research Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Research Grant Winners!

To fulfill its commitment to advance research in religion, the AAR each year grants awards ranging from $500 to $5000 to support projects proposed by AAR members and selected by the AAR Research Grants Jury. The research projects can be either collaborative or individual.


2019-2020 Winners

Collaborative Research Grant Winners

Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt University
What’s Going On?: Conversations on the Religious Dynamics of Black Popular Culture
    Juan M. Floyd-Thomas, Vanderbilt University
Sufia Uddin, Connecticut College
Dwelling in the Sundarbans: Identity through sense of place, religion, and work
    Madeline Blount


Individual Research Grant Winners

Sophie Bjork-James, Vanderbilt University
Religion and Opposition to Organized Racism in the Northwestern United States

Michel Chambon, Hanover College
Spring Couplets and the Materialization of Chinese Christianity

Emily Clark, Gonzaga University
Spiritual Matters: American Spiritualism and Material Culture

Brian A. Hatcher, Tufts University
Where have all the Giris gone? The rise and fall of a monastic network in Bengal

Andre E. Johnson, University of Memphis
The Henry McNeal Turner Project

Breanna J. Nickel, Augustana College
Balthasar Hubmaier’s Expulsion of the Regensburg Jews

Valerie Stoker, Wright State University
In Charisma’s Wake: Writing the Early History of the Mādhva Brahmin Movement

Luke Whitmore, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Ecology, Post-Secularism, and Cosmopolitics in the Central Indian Himalaya

Rebecca Wollenberg, University of Michigan
God’s Monograph: Medieval Jewish Reading Practices and the Emergence of Modern Judaism


Visit the Individual and Collaborative Research Grant pages for more information.