February 2023 Newsletter

Hello everyone,

SAR newsletter for this month has arrived! As always, we hope to include as many information germane to the anthropology of religion as we could, so please do not hesitate to contact me (febiramadhan2025@u.northwestern.edu) 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.

You can 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 wouldd 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!

Thank you,

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

New Publications

Governing Death, Making Persons: The New Chinese Way of Death
Huwy-Min Lucia Liu
Cornell University Press, 2023

The Avatar Faculty: Ecstatic Transformations in Religion and Video Games
Jeffrey G. Snodgrass
University of California Press, 2023

For Heaven’s Sake: Hong Kong’s Paper Offerings for the Afterlife
Chris Gaul (translated by Yoyo Chan and Chris Gaul)
Columbia University Press, 2023

Sister Death: Political Theologies for Living and Dying
Beatrice Marovich
Columbia University Press, 2023

Islam on the Margins: Studies in Memory of Michael Bonner
Robert Haug and Steven Judd (Editors)
Brill, 2023

Hierarchies of Power: Evangelical Christianity and Adat Transformation in Indonesian Borneo
Imam Ardhianto
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

Niddah as Index of Jewish Sexuality: A Theoretical Foundation for an Anthropology of Menstrual Rituals
Isobel-Marie Johnston
Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 2022

Temporalities of Caregiving: Destiny and Future-Making in the Lives of Muslim Women in India
Shahana Munazir
Member Voices, Culanth, 2022

Call for Papers

Scholars of Race and Religion Symposium

Although knowledge creation in the area of race and religion is robust, it has been hampered by disciplinary silos. Sociology, religious studies, anthropology, psychology, and theology each inform understandings of how religion is raced, yet, too often, these scholarly initiatives operate in isolation. To bridge these divides, we invite submissions to our first annual Race and Religion symposium. This symposium provides a full day of paper sessions and networking in the context of the annual meeting for the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Our goal is to continue building a network of scholars for collaboration and mutual edification in the study of race and religion.

Sessions include: Method and Theory in Social Scientific Approaches to Race and Religion; Race, Religion, and Antiracism; Race and Religion in a Global Context; Race, Religion, and Intersectionality; and a closing Salon featuring stories of Racial and Religious Identity

Interested participants should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words via this link. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on March 10th