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ASR Meeting registration now open

The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) welcomes you to attend our 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

Our 2018 theme, “Strengthening Weak Ties to other Sociological Subdisciplines,” highlights the meeting overlap with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Association of Black Sociologists (ABS), and other sociological associations.  Furthermore, the ASR Annual Meeting schedule maximizes participation opportunities for those who are interested in both the ASR and the ASA Religion Section activities.

Jennifer Glass will be our featured speaker and will discuss religion and politics in everyday life.

Please visit our website at for more information, including registration and hotel reservation instructions.   We welcome non-ASR members to attend our annual meeting.

You may pay a reduced registration rate if you would like to become an ASR member (visit our home page for membership information).

Please contact ASR Executive Officer, Rachel Kraus, at with any questions.  We hope to see you in Philly!

RC-22 Newsletter #18

Issue #18 of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Religion’s newsletter is now available on our website or by clicking the picture below.  The newsletter contains information about the upcoming World Congress of Sociology.  Our Program Coordinators — Anna Halafoff, Carolyn Starkey, and Sam Han — have done a wonderful job putting together an exciting program.  I hope that you will be able to join us in Toronto next summer.

The newsletter also contains a call for nominations for the next President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Board Members.  See the newsletter for details.

Jim Spickard
RC-22 President


3 PhD positions in “Human Rights, Society, and Multilevel Governance” (University of Padua

Dear Colleagues,

could you please inform possible candidates for 3 PhD positions on offer
at the University of Padua (Italy)?

The call is for an international programme on “Human Rights, Society, and
Multilevel Governance”.

For more information on the Joint PhD Programme please go to:

Details on how to apply are here:

Many thanks

Giuseppe Giordan
Joint PhD Coordinator
“Human Rights, Society, and Multilevel Governance”
University of Padua – Italy

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