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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Religion and the Social Sciences Unit

Statement of Purpose: 

This Unit supports scholarship at the intersection of the social sciences — including psychology, ethnography, sociology, political sciences, economics, and cultural studies — and religious or theological studies. Topic areas include the study of religious and theological questions through specific social scientific methodologies, the contribution of religious and theological approaches to the work of social scientific disciplines, and comparative assessments of current issues by humanities-based and social scientific methods.

Call for Papers: 

In light of the 2019 AAR theme “Scholarly Work in Public Spaces”, and given the geographic location of our 2019 conference, the Religion and Social Sciences Unit would like to invite proposals that focus on the following:

● The lived religious expressions of Southern California communities

● Immigration and transnationalism

● Ecology and religion in Southern California

● Teaching, public engagement, and social scientific research: How we model for our students and get them doing social scientific work

● How to study hard-to define populations and religious groups

Method: 
PAPERS
Other: 
Anonymity of Review Process: Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection. Please do not include any identifying information in the body of your proposal.
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
Comments: 
RSS is strongly committed to this approach. The co-chairs of this unit, along with members of the Steering Committee, are in constant communication during the selections process. We are a group of individuals who work well together and who respect each others’ expertise. We also welcome and encourage graduate students’ participation. We have elected Sara Williams (ABD, Emory University); Miami University of Ohio Instructor to our Steering Committee and value the participation of Gwendolyn Gillson, (ABD, University of Iowa), Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow; and the energy of newly minted (Ph.D., University of Iowa), Kayla R. Wheeler, Boston University Visiting Scholar, 2017-2018.
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee