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AASR November Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences
36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021 (digital only), Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions extended till 14 December 2020. Call for papers revised: 8 January to 28 February 2021. More info
Center for Critical Research on Religion and Queens University Belfast, conference on “Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion”, 11-14 June 2021. Proposal deadline 15 January 2021. More info.
3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 December 2021. Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications
Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and Culture
Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions
Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. 
Call for paper for a thematic issue of Religion: Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts (working title). Deadline Feb 2021. 
Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 

Teaching Resources
Adeana McNicholl and Ann Gleig are looking for material to include in their co-directed project “Teaching Resources for Buddhism, race and racism,” which is being hosted at teachingbuddhism.net and funded by The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation at the University of Toronto.  Our aim is to compile and provide a comprehensive list of primary and secondary material as well as teaching resources, including syllabi, lesson plans, and strategies, when teaching issues of race and racism in Buddhist Studies courses. Topics can include Orientalism, decolonization, race, and ethnicity anywhere in the Buddhist world. 

Please send any relevant material to Adeana McNicholl at adeana.mcnicholl@vanderbilt.edu and Ann Gleig at ann.gleig@ucf.edu
 
Event:
Dr Anna Halafoff will be speaking at an international workshop Religion and Science in Covid Times: Research Perspectives, organised by UAB Barcelona and the International Organization of Scientific Research: November 19th & 20th, 2020 | Central European Time (UTC +1)The Australian Sociology Association (TASA) has a series of presentations on Religion. Registration and details.‘Religion and Public Life in Australia’ on 24 Nov 2020, 1-2.30pm.’Grants Capture in the Australian Research Council’s “Religion and Religious Studies” Field Code’ on 24 November 2020, 3.30-5pmBook Launch – The Sage Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Religion, 25 Nov 2020, 2-2.30pm
Latest Publications:
Sarah K. Balstrup (2020), Spiritual Sensations: Cinematic Religious Experience and Evolving Conceptions of the Sacred. Bloomsbury Academic. 
Kim, David W. (2020), Daesoon Jinrihoe in Modern Korea: The Emergence, Transformation and Transmission of a New Religion. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

ISAGRAM: Issue 189, November 2020

Some Research Committees, Working and Thematic
Groups opened a new Call for Abstracts
Submission deadline: November 12, 2020, 24:00 GMT

VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
Sociologists


International Sociological Association
Submissions: March 31, 2021

ISA Award for Excellence in Research and
Practice


International Sociological Association
Submissions: May 30, 2021

GLOBAL SOCIOLOGY AND THE
CORONAVIRUS
Publications
Webinars

CONFERENCES

 Social and Political Constitution of the Economy
International Max Planck Research School, Germany
March 24-26, 2021
Submissions: November 8, 2020

Comparative Studies in Modern Society: Balkans
in European and Global Context

Albanian Sociological Association
University of Prizren Ukshin Hoti, Kosovo
March 19-20, 2021
Abstracts: January 19, 2021

FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral Fellowships
Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality”
University of Konstanz, Germany
Applications: December 13, 2020

 Doctoral Fellowship on Coping with Instability
in Market Societies

Max Planck Sciences Po Center
Paris, France
Applications: January 21, 2021

PUBLICATIONS

 Managerial Culture and Work Identity in
Education Systems

Call for papers
Special issue of Sociologia del lavoro
Deadline: December 15, 2020

Reconstructing Social Space: Spatial Dynamics
through Gendered, Cultural and Emotional
Lenses

Call for papers
Deadline: December 20, 2020

Pandemic Politics
Call for papers
Special Issue of Acta Academica
Submissions: February 28, 2021

Demographic Aspects of the COVID-19
Pandemic and its Consequences

Call for papers
Special issue of the Vienna Yearbook of
Population Research

Submissions: March 31, 2021

JOB OPENINGS

Lecturer of Sociology
Dept. of Anthropology, Sociology and
Criminology
Troy University, USA
Applications: Open till the position is filled.

 Assistant Professor of Urban Sociology
Department of Sociology
University of Toronto, Canada
Applications: November 23, 2020

 Associate Professor or Professor of Urban
Sociology

Department of Sociology
University of Toronto, Canada
Applications: November 23, 2020

 2 Associate Researchers on Sustainability
National Autonomous University of Mexico,
Mexico
Applications: November 26, 2020

Call for Abstracts: RESEARCH COMMITTEE 22: SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION: “Challenges of the 21st century for sociology of religion”

Program Coordinators:

  • Eloísa Martín, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  • Juan Cruz Esquivel, University of Buenos Aires/ CONICET, Argentina
  • Mar Griera, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The debate on religion, its role, its development, and its future has been intense, extensive and sophisticated during the last few decades. Religion is both a central phenomenon itself and a key variable that can be used to explain economic, social, and political phenomena. Both facets require continuous in-depth research. In recent years, many sociologists have begun to identify limits to the current approach to religious phenomena, and especially to the definitions of religion developed in the West. A number of authors have extended this critique to the ways sociologists currently explain and interpret “religion” in the 21st Century. Though still emerging, such accounts have opened new paths by which sociologists of religion can face both the empirical and theoretical challenges of our era.

  • Entanglements among science, religion and spirituality in COVID times
  • Wtf? (“What the Faith?”) – Peering Anew into the Conceptual Domains of “Religion”, “God”, “Spirituality”, “Faith” and Related Constructs
  • Religious, Spiritual and/or Non-religious young people
  • Religion, Environment, and Social Movements
  • Revisiting ‘religion’ from a Gender Perspective
  • The Public Role of Religion
  • Beyond Western Centrism of Religion: To Study Africa Inspired Religions in the 21st Century
  • Civil Society and Religion

The ISA CONFEX website is now open for abstract submissions from October 26 – November 12, 2020, 24:00 GMT

Submission of new abstracts via online platform.

Abstracts must be submitted in English, French or Spanish.

A person may be listed in the Program:

  • up to 2 times as author or co-author (oral or poster presentation, distributed paper, roundtable presenter)
  • up to 2 times as chair or co-chair, panelist, critic, discussant

To be included in the program the participants (presenters, chairs, discussants, etc.) need to pay full registration fees by December 15, 2020. If not registered, their names will not appear in the Program Book and in the Abstracts Book.

ISA offers registrations grants to those persons that need it. Please, let us know if you would like to be considered for a registration grant.

Please address any questions to any of the Program Coordinators:

  • Juan Cruz Esquivel, jucesquivel@gmail.com
  • Eloísa Martín, eloisamartin@hotmail.com
  • Mar Griera, mariadelmar.griera@uab.cat

Reminder: Call for Papers “Religious Identity and the Media. Methods, concepts, and new research avenues” Conference

March 25-27, 2021 – Warsaw, Poland

The organisers would like to remind us about the Call for Papers for the
conference “Religious Identity and the Media. Methods, concepts, and new research avenues”, organized by the team of the DFG and NCN funded research project “Minorities and the media. The communicative construction of religious identity in times of deep mediatisation”
https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/religionswissenschaft/forschung/forschungsprojekte/minorities-and-the-media

The conference theme discusses the manifold relationships between creating, negotiating, maintaining and challenging religious and religion-related identities, and various types of media and forms of media use.

It will be hosted by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. The keynote lectures will be held by Mia Lövheim (Uppsala University) and Christoph Günther (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz).

For the CALL FOR PAPERS visit the conference website: https://media.religion2021.uni-bremen.de/WordPress/

The deadline for paper proposals is *November 1st, 2020*.

We are able to financially support two PhD students with the amount of up to 300€ for travel and accommodation costs. For more information on the travel allowance visit:
https://media.religion2021.uni-bremen.de/WordPress/travel-allowance/

Organizing committee:

Kerstin Radde-Antweiler, head of project (University of Bremen)

Dorota Hall, head of project (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of
the Polish Academy of Sciences)

Łukasz Fajfer, research associate (University of Bremen)
fajfer@uni-bremen.de

Marta Kołodziejska, research associate (Institute of Philosophy and
Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

Carolin Müller, research assistant

AHRC Midlands4cities PhD scholarship opportunities

Please see below for information re PhD funding at Coventry University (and other university across the Midlands, UK). These are funded PhD opportunities both for specific projects as well as open call scholarships.

There is an opportunity to study with me on a specific project that will Uncover the history of inter-religious relations in Coventry, details here:

https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Uncovering-the-History-of-Inter-religious-Relations-in-Post-war-Coventry.pdf.

Further open call opportunities are also available and I am happy to take enquiries about student-led projects. See links below for further details:

Coventry University is proud to be one of eight universities in the Midlands4Cities (M4C) Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP). The Midlands4Cities DTP will fund and train the next generation of highly skilled arts and humanities researchers through PhD Scholarships:

https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-opportunities/research-students/midlands4cities/

AHRC Midlands4cities scholarships

https://www.midlands4cities.ac.uk/apply/

Call for Papers: Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN) Conference (2021)

16-18 June, 2021

The growing number of nonreligious individuals poses new challenges for societies experiencing simultaneous intensification of religious diversity and renewed presence of religion in the public sphere. The impact of this shift is profound, contributing to social anxiety and divisions as societies become both more and less religious. These tensions are likely to deepen as the nonreligious play a more significant political role. Consequently, we need a better understanding of the moral and social dimensions of nonreligion and secularity, the socio-cultural circumstances of their emergence, and how nonreligion, secularity, spirituality and religion are negotiated simultaneously in social institutions such as in health, the law, education, the economy, politics, the environment, culture, recreation and leisure, as well as migration. Given that the nonreligious populations of many countries are growing rapidly, understanding the implications of this shift is key to addressing the pressing issue of how complex diversities can coexist in positive ways.

The Nonreligion and Secularity Research Network (NSRN) invites both paper and session proposals for its 2021 conference titled Nonreligion in a Complex Future. The 2021 NSRN conference will be held in partnership with the Nonreligion in a Complex Future (NCF) project, based at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and led by Professor Lori Beaman.

Given the ongoing travel and gathering restrictions related to COVID-19, the 2021 NSRN conference will be delivered using a virtual format. This format has the benefits of potentially allowing for more international attendees, no monetary costs for attendees and participants (the virtual NSRN 2021 conference will be free to attend and participate in!), lower health risks, and a positive impact on the environment as no travel is required. Reasonable daily time slots will be found for conference presenters from all global time zones.

Please see the attached Call for Papers here for more information and instructions on how to submit paper and session proposals.

All paper and session proposals must be e-mailed to nsrnconference2021@gmail.com by the end of the day on Monday the 1st of February 2021. For any questions, please contact the programme chair Dr. Sarah Wilkins-Laflamme by e-mail at sarah.wilkinslaflamme@uwaterloo.ca

Call for Papers: https://nonreligionandsecularity.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/nsrn-2021-conference-call-for-papers.pdf

AASR October Newsletter

The Call for Paper for the 45th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) is now open. Submission for abstracts is open till 31 October 2020. We strongly encourage postgraduate students to participate (free registration). Please check out our website for more information. We look forward to seeing you there.

Call for Papers:

Conferences
36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021, Taipei, Taiwan. Call for sessions: 15 July to 15 September 2020. Call for papers: 1 October to 15 November 2020. More info
Center for Critical Research on Religion and Queens University Belfast, conference on “Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion”, 11-14 June 2021. Proposal deadline 15 January 2021. More info
.3rd ANU Religion Conference – Religion and Migration: Culture and Policy. Canberra, 8-10 ecember 2021. Proposal deadline 21 May 2021. More info 

Publications
Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions
Call for papers on Religions’ special issue: ‘Religion, Law and Politics‘. Deadline 18 December 2020. Call for paper for a thematic issue of Religion: Emic Categories and New Paths / Case Studies in the Scholarly Use of Indigenous Concepts (working title). Deadline Feb 2021. 
Call for papers: Special Issue on “Historizing Islamophobia”. Deadline February 2021. 

Latest Publications:
Faber, Roland (2019), Ocean of God: On the Transreligious Future of Religions. Anthem Press.
Foroutan, Yaghoob (2020), Ethnic or Religious Identities?: Multicultural Analysis in Australia from Socio-Demographic PerspectiveJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 7 (1): 1-19.
Kim, David (2020), Daesoon Jinrihoe in Modern Korea: The Emergence, Transformation and Transmission of a New Religion. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.