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AASR April Newsletter

Book Reviews Editor Wanted

The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, the publication of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion, is seeking a book reviews editor from April 2021 to April 2022, while Rosemary Hancock is on leave. The position involves soliciting and editing academic book reviews from scholars around the world; the journal is published 3 times per year and each issue publishes 4 or 5 reviews. The position does involve posting books, so it is important to have the approval of your university for that task. Please contact Rosemary Hancock if you are interested: rosemary.hancock@nd.edu.au

Books  for Review

Please find the current list of books available for review on the Journal. 

Call for Papers:

Conferences:

46th Annual Conference of the Australian Association for the Study of Religion on ‘Hope’, 9-10 December 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 Oct 2021. More info.

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 2021. More info

Australian Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (AAIMS), online: “The Future of Islam and Humanity: Local and Global Challenges and Opportunities”. 14-16 September 2021. Proposals due by 1 June 2021. More info.

New New Zealand Association for the Study of Religion Conference on ‘Aotearoa Spirit’, Victoria University of Wellington, 29-30 November 2021. Abstract deadline: 3 September 2021. More info. 

Publications:

Call for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster”. Upcoming: ‘Religion and Crisis in Nepal’, by Prof. David Gellner, University of Oxford on 7 April 2021. 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas). More info

2. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender May 27, 2021. More info

PhD opportunity:

Religion, Society and Culture Network, Deakin University
Religion — beliefs and believers, institutions, social justice contributions, personal spirituality — plays a crucial role in areas of health, well-being, and safe and secure communities. While so-called secular Australia is in constant dialogue (and sometimes tension) with religion at the institutional level (child abuse, inter-faith disputes, the roles of women, other beliefs which seem to contradict the public policies of society), the contributions of religious leaders and believers are multiple. The Network is concerned with how such debates can be more fully acknowledged and considered, especially in relation to the growing recognition of Indigenous Australian spiritual beliefs, and in the increasing presence of Moslem, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and other religious faiths.
What does “Australia” have to say in the dialogue between faiths and between secular and religious worldviews? Proposals for a PhD project that would investigate the role played by religion either historically and/or in contemporary cultures are sought. It might be based in sociological and policy-making approaches (potential supervisors are Anna Halafoff and Andrew Singleton), educational studies, ideological or theological approaches (Lyn McCredden, Ly Hon Tan). Supervisors in the Network for Religion, Society and Culture have a range of expertise in religious studies, with particular strengths in Buddhist studies (John Power, Anna Halafoff), Indigenous and postcolonial studies (Joanna Cruickshank, Lyn McCredden, Gillian Tan), fundamentalisms, religion and conspiracy theories (Geoff Boucher, Anna Halafoff, Andrew Singleton), evangelicalism, media and religion. (Enqi Weng), religion and education (Brendan Hyde, Dawn Joseph)
Application details, application due 1 May 2021.

AASR March Newsletter

Call for Papers:

Conferences

New STEMM and belief in diverse contexts: publics, praxis, policy & pluralism. 7-9 July 2021, online conference. Abstract deadline: 12 March 2021. More info

UK – 2021 Implicit Religion, Race, and Representation (Online), 21-23 May 2021. Abstract deadline: 15 March 2021. More info

82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion on Communicating Religion’s Relevance, 7-10 Aug 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2021. More info

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 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: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry’s Religion & Theology seminar series – Thomas A. Lewis, 10 March 2021, 11am Melbourne. To register

2. The Australian Women in Religion project: Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Saturday 13th March – 10am to 4pm. More info/to register.

3. (Con)spirituality, Science and COVID-19 Colloquium, 25-26 March 2021, AEDT. This colloquium is the first to bring together leading scholars and practitioners from the UK, EU, USA, Canada and Australia. To register.

4. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster” 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas), except for Simon Coleman’s talk, which will be on 3rd of March at 12pm Sydney/9am Perth. More info

5. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender May 27, 2021. More info

Opportunities:

2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info.

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Newsletter: Spring Updates

Here are some items we thought you might find interesting! Please take a look and don’t forget the Call for Papers for the September conference.

Bluegrass and Religion: An Investigation into the Meaning of Bluegrass Songs

Pete Ward is writing a book on bluegrass and religion and invites you to take a survey that forms part of the research for this book. This survey features the bluegrass group that plays at the annual conference.

TAKE SURVEY!

Two Events Coming Up:

Theological Action Research Training for Doctoral Students and Researchers
22nd and 23rd April 2021
9am to 12 midday (UK time) both days
 
Aimed at doctoral students and researchers, the training is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to embark on your own theological action research project.  The training will be interactive and conversational and take place over Zoom. The timings are chosen to enable participation in Asia and Australia and New Zealand.
 
The training is run by Dr Helen Cameron, Research Associate of the
Centre for Baptist Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Dr James Butler, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton and MA lecturer at the Church Mission Society, Oxford.
 
Price: £35 doctoral students, £50 waged researchers
An early bird discount of £5 will be available
 
https://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences/tarn-2021

Workshop for those Supervising Students using Theological Action Research
Friday 7th and Friday 14th May 2021
3.30pm-5pm both days
Price: £45
 
This workshop, spread over two sessions, is for supervisors of postgraduate and doctoral students working with theological action research and/or the four voices of theology framework. 

It will take place on Zoom and will focus on the particularities of supervising a theological action research project, with time to share experience, ask questions and engage with the key characteristics of theological action research.
 
The sessions are run by Dr Clare Watkins, Reader in Practical Theology and Ecclesiology at the University of Roehampton, Dr Helen Cameron, Research Associate of the Centre for Baptist Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Dr James Butler, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton and MA lecturer at the Church Mission Society, Oxford.

More information and how to book here:
https://theologyandactionresearch.net/events/

Disclosing Church

We are delighted to let you know that there a limited number of paperback editions of this book now available for £15 plus p&p. First come, first served!

To order a copy go to: https://disclosingchurch.square.site 

AASR February Newsletter

The AASR YouTube channel is now live with some recordings from the 2020 Digital Conference. To view and/or circulate: AASR 2020 Digital Conference Recordings 

Call for Papers:

Conferences

36th ISSR/SISR ‘Religion in Global/Local Perspectives: Diffusion, Migration, Transformation’ Conference, 12-15 July 2021 (digital only), Taipei, Taiwan. Closing soon Call for papers: 8 January to 28 February 2021. More info

UK – 2021 Implicit Religion, Race, and Representation (Online), 21-23 May 2021. Abstract deadline: 15 March 2021. More info

New 82nd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion on Communicating Religion’s Relevance, 7-10 Aug 2021. Abstract deadline: 31 March 2021. More info

Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 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 papers for the Journal of the Contemporary Study of IslamCall for papers for the Waikato Islamic Studies Review

Call for Book Proposals in Modern East Asian Religion and CultureCall for papers for the International Journal for the Study of New Religions

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. 

Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 

Events:

1. International seminar series on “Religion, Crisis and Disaster” 
Talks will be online between February 24 – April 28, always on Wednesdays at 7pm in Sydney/4pm Perth (to allow for time difference with Europe and the Americas), except for Simon Coleman’s talk, which will be on 3rd of March at 12pm Sydney/9am Perth.
First speaker on Feb 24th is Prof Birgit Meyer (Utrecht, Philosophy and Religious Studies) presenting on ‘Religion and the Pandemic.’ More info

2. ICA 2021 Preconference Program: Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion and Gender
May 27, 2021. More info

Opportunities:

2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info.Junior Professorship for Religious Studies, Westphalian Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Professor in Study of Religion, University of Helsinki

Religion, Spirituality, and Democratic Renewal (RSDR) Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

ISAGRAM Issue 191, January 2021

CONFERENCES

Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty
Swiss Sociological Association
Geneva, Switzerland
June 28-30, 2021
Abstracts: January 29, 2021

Science Communication: Take a Step Back to
Move Forward

Université de Lorraine, France
November 16-19, 2021
Proposals: February 1, 2021

PRIZES

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

FELLOWSHIPS

CRIDAQ Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021-2022
Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Applications: January 27, 2021

 Demography & Social Inequality
Doctoral Scholarship
University of Cologne, Germany
Applications: March 1, 2021
PUBLICATIONS
New Approaches to Using Media in Social
Science Classes

Call for papers
Special issue of Sociological Imagination
Submissions: February 1, 2021

 Time in Childhood and Adolescence
Call for papers
Special issue of Sociedad e Infancias
Submissions: February 15, 2021

Global Sociology and the Coronavirus
Publications
Webinars

JOB OPENINGS

 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of
International Studies

University of San Francisco, USA
Applications: January 15, 2021

 Social Research and Public Policy Professor,
Tenure-Track – Open Rank

Division of Social Science
NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE
Applications:  Review will begin on February 1,
2021

AASR December Newsletter

The Journal for the Academic Study of Religion Vol. 33 no. 2 is out now. Current members of AASR can access it here. For those who missed the AASR 2020 Digital Conference, we will update on session recordings in Jan/Feb 2021. Meanwhile, have a wonderful summer break and 2021 ahead.
 
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 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.
NEW Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2021, 20-22 September 2021. Abstract deadline 3 May 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 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. 
Call for papers: Special Issue “Female Mystics and the Divine Feminine in the Global Sufi Experience”. Deadline 1 July 2021. 
Opportunities:
2021 ATF Theological Book Prize. Submission by 31 March 2021. More info. 
Research Associate in Social Contexts of Rebellion in the Early Islamic Period, University of Hamburg Institute of Asian and African Studies
Postdoctoral Researcher in Qur’an and Aramaic Christianity, University of Tubingen Department of Religious Studies
PhD Position in Jewish Studies, University of Tubingen Department of Religious Studies
Assistant Professor in Religious Studies, New York University
Latest Publications:

Balthrop-Lewis, Alda 2021. Thoreau’s Religion: Walden Woods, Social Justice, and the Politics of Asceticism. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 

Carole M. Cusack and James R. Lewis 2020. Mass Suicides and Mass Homicides: Collective Violence and the Demise of New Religious Movements. In The Demise of Religions: How Religions End, Die or Dissipate, edited by Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack, 175-190. Bloomsbury, London. 
 
McPhillips, Kathleen, and Naomi Goldenberg (eds) 2021. The End of Religion: Feminist Reappraisals of the State. Routledge, London.

Milad, Milani, and Vassilios Adrahtas (eds) 2021. Islam, Civility and Political Culture. Springer, Cham. 

Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack (eds) 2020. The Demise of Religions: How Religions End, Die or Dissipate. Bloomsbury, London. 
 
Possamai, Adam, and Anthony J. Blasi (eds) 2020. The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Sociology of ReligionSage, Los Angeles. 

Possamai, Adam, and Giuseppe Giordan (eds) 2020. The Social Scientific Study of Exorcism in Christianity. Springer, Cham.

Stuart A. Wright, Michael Stausberg and Carole M. Cusack 2020.How Religions End: Terms and Types. In The Demise of Religions: How Religions End, Die or Dissipate, edited by Michael Stausberg, Stuart A. Wright, and Carole M. Cusack, 13-30. Bloomsbury, London. 

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

ISAGRAM: Issue 188, October 2020

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

GEGNET: A Complex System Vision on Global
Governance and Policy Modelling

World  Complexity  Science  Academy
Ischia,  Italy
November, 3-5, 2020
Submissions: October 3, 2020

Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty

Swiss Sociological Association
Geneva, Switzerland
June 28-30, 2021
Submissions: November 2, 2020

La sociología en Paraguay: Historia, perspectiva
crítica y desafíos de futuro

Asociación Paraguaya de Sociología
Asunción, Paraguay
October 5-7, 2021
Abstracts: December 8, 2020

FELLOWSHIPS

Pasqual Maragall Legacy Research Grant Call 2020
Fundació Cataluña Europa
Applications: October 21, 2020

PRIZE

7th Russian-European Research Papers Competition
Centre for German and European Studies
Applications: October 12, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Global Labor and Supply Chains
Call for papers
Special Issue of New Global Studies
Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Indigenous and Sociological Knowledges: Meeting
Points for Health Equity

Call for papers
Special Issue of Health Sociology Review
Abstracts: November 13, 2020

Reimagining the Cosmopolis: Living as a Pandemic
Humanity

Call for book chapters
Submissions: November 30, 2020

 International Handbook of Sociology and Christianity
Call for book chapters
Proposals: December 31, 2020

JOB OPENINGS

Postdoctoral Social Scientist in the Field of Private
Wealth Research

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Germany
Applications: November 1, 2020

Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Democracy, Race,
Inequality

Open Rank Professor
SNF Agora Institute
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Applications: November 6, 2020

Social Cognition/Political Psychology
Open Rank Professor
SNF Agora Institute
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Applications: November 6, 2020

Institutions of Democracy Under Stress

Open Rank Professor
SNF Agora Institute
Johns Hopkins University, USA
Applications: November 6, 2020

Ecclesiology and Ethnography Network

Dear EE Friends,
We should be gathering in Durham for our annual conference this week! We are mourning the loss of gathering in person, but in this newsletter you will find opportunity to remain engaged in our network in a variety of ways.
First, you will find links to a podcast series featuring Dr. Pete Ward hosted by Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed on the E&E website.
And below, you’ll see a book launch from Dr. Clare Watkins and a chance to participate in a lively event through Lived Catholicism.
Although we can’t be together this week we are grateful to extend these resources to you on behalf of our network. Take courage and stay healthy!

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We’re proud to announce the publication of Dr. Clare Watkin’s new book, Disclosing Church: An Ecclesiology Learned from Conversations in Practice. You are invited to the virtual book launch event on Wednesday, 23 September, at 4:00 p.m. (UK), at which you will hear more about the book from Clare and a response by Dr. Jonas Ideström.
Register through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-disclosing-church-by-clare-watkins-tickets-118617410869

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