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Religion Beyond the Boundaries: Call for Student Submissions

May 8, 2011

Religion Beyond the Boundaries: Call for Student Submissions
Dear Student Members and Friends of the AAR,

The Graduate Student Committee invites submissions for the fourth annual AAR Religion Beyond the Boundaries series. This forum allows students to step outside the more formal academic setting of the national meeting and present their work as part of a series of talks for the general public, hosted by a local university. Six 35-minute presentations will be selected for two evenings of public talks during the national meeting, November 19-22, 2011, in San Francisco, California.

Although proposals may be submitted on any topic, the committee especially welcomes proposals on the following themes:

• New religious movements, new spirituality, metaphysical religion, “spiritual but not religious” spirituality, or contemporary religious innovation and change.

• Religion/spirituality and healing, health, or medicine.

This is an opportunity to put your research into a new framework, to be a public intellectual, to practice your job talk, and to explain the relevance of your work to your peers. Keep in mind that the talks are directed to the general public as well as annual meeting participants and so jargon should be kept to a minimum.

If you are interested, please send a 150 word abstract to GSC member Steven Barrie-Anthony at barrieanthony. The deadline for submissions is July 1.

Best Regards,
Steven Barrie-Anthony

Graduate Student Committee
American Academy of Religion

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