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 Collaborative International Research Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Collaborative International Research Grant Winners

This initiative is intended to support generative research collaborations between and among scholars located in different geographical regions who wish to pursue focused, joint projects in any area of the study of religion. AAR’s International Connections Committee (ICC) encourages creative projects grounded in international research relationships that bring together scholars from disparate backgrounds and methodological approaches to advance our critical research and understanding of religious traditions, practices, and issues. These awards may be used for a variety of project expenses, including to enhance communication and to enable travel. Junior as well as more established scholars are encouraged to apply, as are independent scholars.


2019-2020 Winners

Garry Sparks, George Mason University
Saqijix Candelaria Dominga López Ixcoy, Universidad Rafael Landívar
Translating the Americas’ First Theology

Amy L. Allocco, Elon University
Xenia Zeiler, University of Helsinki
Sweetening and Intensification: Processes and Currents Shaping Hindu Ritual Practices in Contemporary South Asia

Zaynab El Bernoussi, Al Akhawayn University
Nermeen Mouftah, Butler University
Morocco’s Abandoned Children: Islam, Law, and the Regulation of Care and Kinship

Anna Andreeva, Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies
Jessey J.C. Choo, Rutgers University,
Hsin-Yi Lin, Fo Guang University
Daniela Tan, Zurich University
Religion, Medicine, and Women’s Health in Premodern East Asia

Leonard Norman Primiano, Cabrini University
Thorsten Wettich, University of Bremen
Lutheran and German identification - Influence of Liturgical Observance and Theological Education

Fortune Sibanda, Great Zimbabwe University
Ezra Chitando, University of Zimbabwe
Rosalind I. J. Hackett, University of Tennessee
Rastafari in Africa: Religious, Political, and Cultural Presence