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ASR News & Announcements

September 12, 2015

By all measures, our 77th annual meeting in Chicago this year was a great success.  Highlights of this year’s meeting included Melissa Wilde’s Presidential Address, “Complex Religion: Interrogating Assumptions of Independence in the Study of Religion,” Mike Hout’s Furfey Lecture “St. Peter’s Leaky Boat: Falling Intergenerational Persistence of U.S.-Born Catholics Since 1972” (In honor of […]


Position Announcement: Executive Officer of the Association for the Sociology of Religion

August 7, 2015

The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) is seeking an Executive Officer to serve a four-year term beginning August, 2016. The person we seek should be familiar with and committed to the work of the Association and should be able to organize and maintain an efficient office in support of its mission. The Executive Officer’s major […]


Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion, Tenure-track, Boston University School of Theology

August 3, 2015

The following position announcement is contingent on budgetary approval by the Provost of Boston University. Those attending the Chicago ASA/ASR meetings who are interested in this position may contact Nancy Ammerman ( to arrange an informational conversation. BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sociology of Religion at […]


ASR News & Announcements – 2015 Elections and Awards

May 23, 2015

This year’s annual meeting will be held August 20-22, 2015, at an elegant hotel with a notorious history — the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, located immediately north of the ASA’s Hilton Chicago and overlooking the Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, and Lake Michigan.  The hotel features a tapas restaurant, stylish rooms, and a grand Crystal Ballroom.  […]


Call for Papers from journal Sociology of Religion for Advanced Graduate Students

February 13, 2015

The editors of Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review are now soliciting essays (25 page maximum or 7,000 words, all inclusive) built on dissertations in process. Focused on advanced graduate students, the essay should speak specifically to your scholarship, yet generally to sociologists interested in religion by presenting a central idea of relevance to our readership. In addition, the essay should […]


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Sociology of Religion at University of Oklahoma

November 26, 2014

The Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the sociology of religion to begin August 16, 2015.  The department seeks candidates who can teach in the field of the sociology of religion and who show promise of developing a nationally visible research record.  We are […]


The Psychology of Religion / The Religion of Psychology Conference — University of Chicago

November 24, 2014

On Friday, March 6th, 2015, the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Martin Marty Center will host The Psychology of Religion/The Religion of Psychology, a conference exploring the relation between two problem children of modernity. We welcome contributions from scholars in any discipline whose research is concerned with the relationship between religion and psychology, […]


ASR News & Announcements

November 20, 2014

With the San Francisco meeting now behind us, we are looking ahead to our 2015 meeting in Chicago.  The theme for the 2015 meeting is “Understanding Religious Change.”  Melissa Wilde is the 2015 President, and Grace Yukich is the 2015 Program Chair.  The details of the meeting and the Call for Papers can be viewed […]


Assistant Professor in the Social Scientific Study of Religions

September 22, 2014

The Department of Religious Studies at University of California Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the social scientific study of religions to begin on July 1, 2015. PhD in Religious Studies, Sociology or related field should be completed by the time of appointment. Area of focus is open, but we prefer […]


The Science of Hope and Optimism Funding Initiative

September 11, 2014

We are pleased to announce a $1.4 million funding initiative for new research in the social sciences on hope and optimism. We encourage proposals for research using a variety of methods from new and established scientists on these topics. We especially welcome applications from researchers in cognitive, developmental, personality, health and social psychology, as well […]