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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Graduate Student Committee

Call for Papers: 

● Critical Conversations: Religion and Polarized Publics -
How do scholars of religion engage with the public, and who is “the public?” In this forum, a lightning round-style panel of scholars will address how scholars of religion begin and sustain fruitful conversation within a variety of public contexts around questions of religion, with particular attention to the polarization of the cultural climate. The Graduate Student Committee invites proposals for short (5-7 minute) presentations that offer experiences or examples of potential avenues for scholars of religion to participate in critical conversations with the public. Proposals may consider specific publics or contexts, including the setting of the Annual Meeting in the AAR Western Region as well as other national and international settings; or proposals may contribute to broader discussions of public engagement in the classroom, on social media, through online or printed journalism, in faith communities, or in other spheres in which scholars of religion actively engage with members of the public.

Please send proposals of no more than 200 words, plus CV to both Meghan Johnston Aelabouni ( and Andrew Klumpp ( This forum proposal does NOT count toward the two-proposal submission limit with the PAPERS system.

Teaching Unfamiliar Topics -
We seek proposals from teacher-scholars interested in facilitating conversations about teaching unfamiliar topics and/or teaching outside one’s research area. We especially encourage contingent faculty who have taught outside their research area to participate, and we encourage subject-area experts to join us, too. Ideally, this session will take place as conversations around tables focused on particular areas or courses. We hope to have a combination of pedagogical experience and research knowledge at each table so that faculty currently engaged in teaching unfamiliar topics, faculty who anticipate teaching outside their research subjects, and future faculty, including graduate students, can share tips, tricks, and sources.

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