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Visiting Instructor Position in Religious Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa

May 12, 2016

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Florida seeks an outstanding university instructor to fill a 9-month Visiting Instructor position beginning Fall 2016 with the possible extension for a second and/or third year.  Candidates must have: a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a discipline that contributes to the interdisciplinary field of Religious […]

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ASR News & Announcements

March 24, 2016

In many ways, the Association for the Sociology of Religion is poised to embark on a very bright future.  The planning for our 2016 meeting in Seattle — “Exploring Diversity: Varieties of Religion and Nonreligion” — is well underway, the Council just voted in support of retaining Oxford University Press as the publisher of our […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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2014 Election Results

June 16, 2014

I am happy to announce the election results for 2014. ASR’s President-Elect will be Lori Beaman of the University of Ottawa. Lori will begin her role as President-Elect at the end of this year’s Annual Meeting when our current President-Elect, Melissa Wilde, succeeds Christopher Ellison as the President of ASR. We also have three newly […]

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ASR News & Announcements

June 10, 2014

Preparations for this summer’s annual ASR Meeting running from August 13th-15th in San Francisco are now in full swing.  We will begin with a Welcoming Reception on the evening of Wednesday, August 13th, during which we will celebrate the publication of the 24th volume of the Religion and the Social Order series (co-published by ASR […]

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ASR News & Announcements

February 12, 2014

Greetings of the New Year! This issue of News & Announcements reports some exciting new developments in our Association as we mark our 76th anniversary and the 75th anniversary of our journal. Before I get to those developments, let me share with you the details of this year’s Annual Meeting so you can start making […]

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