December 2021 Newsletter

Hello everyone,

As we are wrapping up the year, we are delighted to send you our first online newsletter!

Starting this month, we will circulate monthly newsletters that consist of announcements and current information related to the anthropology of religion. We hope to include new books and articles, calls for papers, employment opportunities, awards and prizes, conferences and workshops, publishing opportunities, grant and fellowship opportunities, Society news, and any other information germane to the anthropology of religion.

If you have any information that you would like to share with the broader SAR network, please do not hesitate to contact me (!

As always, keep up with the most recent SAR news and activities on our websiteFacebook, and Twitter pages!

Thank you,

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

Call for Papers:

Space and Place: Religion, Politics, and Power in the Middle East
19th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference, March 5-6, 2022
Abstract deadline: December 30, 2021

The Secular and/or Religious Nature of Technologies: Exploring the Boundaries of Human Communication in a Networked World
ICA 2022 Preconference, May 26, 2022
Abstract deadline: January 7, 2022

COVID-19 and Teaching Theology & Religion
Teaching Theology & Religion Journal
Manuscript deadline: January 15, 2022

Islam and Muslim Socialities in Latin America
International Journal of Latin American Religions
Submission deadline: January 15, 2022

Religion in an Unstable World: Challenges, Transformations, and Future Prospects
Sociology of Religion Biennial Conference, July 13-15, 2022
Proposal deadline: January 31, 2022

Grant and Fellowship Opportunities:

Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
This one-year grant is given annually to support a graduate student whose research engages and intersects issues within religion and philanthropy or faith and giving. It is intended to support the final year of dissertation writing for a doctoral candidate at a U.S. graduate school.
Closing Date: January 15, 2022

Job Openings:

Full-time Position in Native American Religion and Spirituality
Department of Comparative Religion, Western Michigan University
Closing Date: December 24, 2021

Associate/Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Closing Date: December 26, 2021

Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Closing Date: January 31, 2022

Assistant Research Professor in Biblical Studies and/or Early Judaism (non-tenure track)
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Closing Date: Position open until filled

Assistant Professor in Religion and Culture
Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
Closing Date: Position open until filled