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: 

The Religion and Social Science Unit (RSS) invites proposals for papers and research projects that address the introspective turn to the theme of the 2020 conference: To the guilds of Religious Studies and Theology and to how we research, write, and think about religion. We welcome proposals that address the following: 1.) How religion is conceptualized and measured within social scientific studies; 2.) The utility of surveys and what they do for our scholarly understanding of religion, as well as the larger public’s understanding of religion; 3.) The current and future status of social scientific approaches to the study of religion within Religious Studies; and 4.) How social scientific methods can help elucidate trends in immigration and transnationalism. We welcome proposals that are related to Boston and the surrounding geographies. We encourage proposals to be creative and to not be bound by the traditional read-aloud paper, rather to offer mixed methodology presentation styles such as Prezi, visual imagery, and sound.

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.
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection
The co-chairs of this unit, along with members of the Steering Committee, are in constant communication during the selections process. We have a blind-review process. Because we are a group of individuals who work well together and who respect each others’ expertise, we encourage all members of the Steering Committee to give feedback and to rank proposals.
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