June 2022 Newsletter

Hello everyone,

SAR newsletter for this month has arrived! 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.

Also, a bit of personal news: I have defended my prospectus defense last week, and I am going back home to Indonesia to do my fieldwork next month! I will continue working on this newsletter and everyone is certainly welcome to share information on their publications, CFPs, fellowship opportunities, and other information. My responses to your email(s) might be more delayed than usual, but I will try my best to respond to them. Even if I have not responded to your email(s), I am going to include the information that you share with me in the newsletter!

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.

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 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!

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

Thank you,

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

New Books and Articles

Impermanence: Exploring Continuous Change across Cultures
Haidy Geismar, Ton Otto, and Cameron David Warner (editors)
University College London Press, 2022

American Afterlives: Reinventing Death in the Twenty-First Century
Shannon Lee Dawdy
Princeton University Press, 2022

Reworking Culture: Relatedness, Rites, and Resources in the Garo Hills, North East India
Erik de Maaker
Oxford University Press, 2022

Mediating Catholicism: Religion and Media in Global Catholic Imaginaries
Eric Hoenes del Pinal, Marc Roscoe, Kristin Norget (editors)
Bloosmbury, 2022

In the Shade of the Sunna: Salafi Piety in the Twentieth-Century Middle East
Aaron Rock-Singer
University of California Press, 2022

Transcendental Medication: The Evolution of Mind, Culture, and Healing
Christopher D. Lynn
Routledge, 2022

Palimpsests of Themselves: Logic and Commentary in Postclassical Muslim South Asia
Asad Q. Ahmed
University of California Press, 2022

Call for Papers

Communities Dealing with Crises & Global Responses
Journal article, The Journal of the Council for Research on Religion
Manuscript due: June 30, 2022

Trauma and Teaching Theology & Religion
Journal article, Theology & Religion
Manuscript due: July 15, 2022

The Fantasy-Reality Continuum: Science, Religion, Politics, Culture
Norbert Elias Foundation, the University of Warsaw
Conference date: December 8-10, 2022
Abstract due: July 15, 2022

Employment Opportunities

Junior and Senior Fellowships
Centre for Advanced Studies “Alternative Rationalities and Esoteric Practices from a Global Perspective,” Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg
Submission deadline: June 30, 2022

Lecturer in Modern Islam
Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London
Closing date: July 5, 2022