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

2020 Call for Committee Nominations

Call for Committee Nominations

Each year, members of the American Academy of Religion are invited to nominate persons to fill open positions on AAR Standing Committees and Juries. AAR Members may nominate themselves or others.

Nominations and required supporting materials must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time, on Monday, June 1, 2020.  
Late or incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
This call for nominations is for open positions on the following AAR committees and juries, with service beginning on January 1, 2021:

Member Constituencies
Academic Labor and Contingent Faculty Committee
International Connections Committee
Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, & Queer Persons in the
Profession Committee

Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee
Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee
Status of Women in the Profession Committee

Professional Development
Academic Relations Committee
Applied Religious Studies Committee
Teaching and Learning Committee
Theological Education Committee

Religion and the Public
American Lectures in the History of Religions Committee

Grants and Awards
Book Award Juries
Religion and the Arts Award Jury


To be eligible for consideration, nominations for all open positions must be made in writing, and must include the following supporting materials:

  1. A description of the nominee's academic and professional interests
  2. A summary of the nominee's activity in the AAR or service to the field
  3. A statement describing the nominee's interest in the position
  4. A current copy of the nominee's CV

Please note: If you nominate someone and do not have the supporting material at the time of the nomination, you need to contact your nominee to make sure that person submits the additional supporting material. Your nominee will need to submit their materials via the online submission form. The AAR staff is not able to notify the nominee and/or solicit the nominee for the supporting material.

Nominations without supporting materials are incomplete and cannot be considered.


All nominations and supporting materials must be submitted electronically through the AAR’s online Nomination Submission System.  You will need to login in with your AAR member ID to access the form.

Nominations must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Monday, June 1, 2020.


The AAR President, Executive Director, staff, and committee and jury chairs, will review all complete nominations submitted during the open call.

The AAR President, José Cabezón, will make appointment selections during summer 2020. 

Presidential appointments are made on the basis of committee needs, diversity of AAR volunteer leadership, and special initiatives taken by the President.  

In general, new appointments are not made for members who are currently serving on an AAR committee or jury.

Nominees who have been selected for appointment will be notified by October 30.

If you have questions about particular assignments, please feel free to contact the AAR staff liaison. 

AAR Committee and Jury descriptions are available to view here on the AAR website.


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