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AASR November Newsletter

Please note that we have a list of new and existing books available for review. If interested, please contact Dr Alda Balthrop-Lewis, Reviews Editor, Journal for the Academic Study of Religion.


ICA Pre-conference Event on The Secular and/or Religious Nature of Technologies: Exploring the Boundaries of Human Communication in a Networked World, 26 May 2022. Abstract deadline: 7 January 2022. More info

Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion Conference, Belfast, Queens University Belfast, 10-13 June 2022. Abstract deadline: 15 January 2022. More info


Revised Call for Papers on ‘Religion and Digital Cultures in Africa & Oceania’. Deadline: 28 Feb 2022.Call for Papers for a Special Issue on “Between the Opium of the People and the Quest for Salvation: Approaches to Lived Religion in Latin America” on Revista de Estudios Sociales. Deadline: 13 February 2022. 

Call for Papers: 2022 Inaugural IssuesAustralian Journal of Law and Religion. Deadline: 1 March 2022. 

Upcoming Event:

A/Prof Anna Halafoff will present on ‘Selling (Con)spirituality and COVID-19’ at the ISA RC-22’s Religion, Politics and Uncertainty: Shifting Boundaries, 11-14 Nov 2021 (hybrid event). More info.

‘Gary Bouma’s Legacy in Sociology’ session at TASA Thematic Week, 24 Nov 2021, 9.10-10.30am. Free registration. More info

Members’ Publications:

Mehrnosh Lajevardi Fatemi (2020) ‘Islamic leadership and Muslim immigration: A framework for reflection and analysis’ In Religion, Migration, and Existential Wellbeing (pp. 184-198). Routledge.

Paul Hedges (2021) Understanding Religion: Theories and Methods for Studying Religiously Diverse Societies, Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Paul Hedges (2021) Religious Hatred: Prejudice, Islamophobia and Antisemitism in Global Context, London: Bloomsbury.

Have you a new event, job opportunity or latest publication to share with us? Please get in touch with the AASR’s Communication Officer, Dr Enqi Weng, at with details by mid of 2nd and 4th week of each month to be included in our newsletter. Thank you.