PAPERS Resources

AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Program Book (PDF)

Preliminary Program Book (MS Word)

Floorplans of Annual Meeting Facilities (PDF)

Exhibit Hall Listing and Map (PDF)

Program Book Ads (PDF)

Annual Meeting At-A-Glance (PDF)

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Bioethics and Religion Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit offers a unique venue within the AAR for addressing the intersections of religion, bioethics, and health/healthcare related matters. It encourages creative and scholarly examinations of these intersections, drawing on such disciplines as religious and philosophical ethical theory, theology, ethnography, clinical ethics, history, and law. It seeks to undertake this scholarly work by drawing on a variety of perspectives (e.g., Feminist/Womanist/Mujerista, cross-cultural, and interreligious) and to demonstrate the contributions that religious and ethical scholarship can offer to the critical exploration of contemporary bioethical issues.

Call for Papers: 

Consistent with the theme of “Scholarly Workers in Public Places: A Necessary Long-Term Focus in the Study of Religion", the Bioethics and Religion committee welcomes papers that consider ways the academy might facilitate meaningful engagement between diverse communities to bring about expanded access to higher quality healthcare and greater satisfaction for patients, for families and for health care providers. Diverse categories of analysis might explore the role of religion in the public sphere in terms of decision-making processes, in determination of meanings of health, freedom, autonomy, death, etc. Exploration of encounters at margins are encouraged, especially with respect to bioethics, faith communities, academia, health care providers and institutions.

Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
ChairSteering Committee