August 2022 Newsletter

Hello everyone,

SAR newsletter for this month has arrived! I am sorry for the delayed in circulation for this month’s newsletter; I have just arrived in my fieldwork a couple of days ago and have been navigating jetlag and living in transit! Thank you to everyone who has shared their new publications (congratulations!) and CFPs. If you haven’t got your email responded, please bear with me for a moment. I will respond to them (hopefully) soon, but I hope that your publications and CFPs have been included in this month’s edition. If I missed your publications/CFPs/events, please let me know.

We hope to include as many information germane to the anthropology of religion as we could, so please do not hesitate to contact me ( if you have anything to share! We will always look forward to including new books and articles, calls for papers, employment opportunities, awards and prizes, conferences and workshops, publishing opportunities, grant and fellowship opportunities, podcasts, public scholarships, and any other information that you can think of in SAR newsletter to come.

As always, keep up with the most recent SAR news and activities on our websiteFacebook, and Twitter pages! You are certainly welcome to engage with these pages and accounts as well. If you are on Twitter and have something that you would like to be retweeted (or you want us to tweet that information), just DM or mention @AnthroReligion. We are here to support any anthropological scholarship on religion from all the subdisciplines, so do not hesitate to reach out to us!

In the meantime, I hope that everyone is having a great summer!

Thank you,

Febi R. Ramadhan
SAR Communication Liaison
PhD Candidate, Northwestern University

Society News

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion biennial conference will be held May 12-14, 2023 at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia.

Please mark your calendars now and watch for the call for papers, which will be forthcoming this fall.

It will be our first in person conference since 2019 so it will be a wonderful opportunity to get together in person again. As an added bonus, Victoria in May is lovely, an environmental marvel that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetimes!

New Books and Articles

In the Hands of God: How Evangelical Belonging Transforms Migrant Experience in the United States
Johanna Bard Richlin
Princeton University Press, 2022

Morality, Religious Authority, and the Digital Edge: Indonesian Muslim School Girls Online
Claire-Marie Hefner
American Ethnologist, 2022

The Sinister Signs of QAnon: Interpretive Agency and Paranoid Truths in Alt-Right Oracles
Janet McIntosh
Anthropology Today, 2022

Rethinking Zapotec Time: Cosmology, Ritual, and Resistance in Colonial Mexico
David Tavarez
University of Texas Press, 2022

Pluralities of Power in Indonesia’s Intellectual Property Law, Regional Arts and Religious Freedom Debates
Lorraine V. Aragon
Anthropological Forum, 2022