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International Connections Committee
Theme: International Connections Committee Meeting
Amy L. Allocco, Elon University, Presiding
Friday - 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Hyatt-Chicago C (Exhibit Level)


  • Receptions/Breakfasts/Luncheons
  • Sessions Honoring AAR Award Winners
International Connections Committee
Theme: International Members' Reception
Amy L. Allocco, Elon University, Presiding
Saturday - 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Hilton-Grand Ballroom D (Level 2)

A reception for international members of the AAR. Winners of the Collaborative International Research Grants will be honored. By invitation only.

2014–2015 Collaborative International Research Grant Winners

Chad Bauman, Butler University, USA, and James Ponniah, University of Madras, India
Christians and Religious Violence in Sri Lanka

Amber L. Griffioen, University of Konstanz, Germany, and Mohammad Sadegh Zahedi, Imam Khomeini International University, Iran
Longing, Suffering, and Love in Medieval Christian and Islamic Mysticism

Christian Haskett, Centre College, USA, and Rana P.B. Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
Varanasi’s Tiny Temples and the Making of Hinduism

John J. McGraw, Aarhus University, Denmark, Ronald Fischer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut, USA
Divination & Decision-Making: Ritual Techniques of Distributed Cognition in the Guatemalan Highlands

SherAli Tareen, Franklin and Marshall College, USA, and Waris Mazhari, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India
The Politics and Poetics of Islamic Law in Contemporary South Asia