May 2022 Newsletter

Hello everyone,

SAR newsletter for this month has arrived! We did not publish the newsletter last month due to personal issues at my end; I apologize. 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 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 Student, Northwestern University

Society News

This is a reminder that the SAR runs two channels for membership communication one through the AAA communities hub and the other through our own listserv. 

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In addition, it’s time to vote in the 2022 American Anthropological Association election. Make your voice heard and cast your vote by May 31st.

Candidates are running for seven open positions on the Executive Board, Nominations Committee, and the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). Additionally, 34 of our 39 sections are also holding elections.

Executive Board:

Minority Seat

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Archaeology Set

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New Books and Articles

Embracing Age: How Catholic Nuns Became Models of Aging Wells
Anna I Corwin
Rutgers University Press, 2021
Teaching Guide for Embracing Age can be found here

Religious Pluralism in Indonesia: Threats and Opportunities for Democracy
Editor: Chiara Formichi
Cornell University Press, 2021

Boniface and Bede in the Pacific: exploring anamorphic comparisons between the Hiberno-Saxon missions and the Anglican Melanesian mission
Michael W. Scott
Boydell & Brewer, 2022

Making Place for Muslims in Contemporary India
Kalyani Devaki Menon
Cornell University Press, 2022

“Don’t be so serious”: ethical play, Islam, and the transcendent
Daniel Andrew Birchok
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2022

Language in Medical Worlds: Hearing Technology for Deaf Jordanian Children
Timothy Y. Loh
Medical Anthropology, 2022

Emancipating ethics: an autonomist reading of Islamic forms of life in Russia
Matteo Benussi
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2022

Divine powers and exchange with ‘others’ in Melanesia
Eric Hirsch
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2022

Dialogues: anthropology and theology
Jione Havea, Matt Tomlinson, Talal Al-Azem, Johan Rasanayagam, Venerable Juewei, Jonathan Mair, Elias Kifon Bongmba, Naomi Haynes, Ramdas Lamb, Deeksha Sivakumar, Khaled Furani, Ebrahim Moosa
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2022

Hungarian Catholic Intellectuals in Contemporary Romania: Reforming Apostles
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Palgrave Macmillan, 2022

Religion in Rebellions, Revolutions, and Social Movements
Editors: Warren S. Goldstein and Jean-Pierre Reed
Routledge, 2022 (available for pre-order and will be shipped after May 20!)

Call for Papers

Religion, Mobility & Economy
UCSIA Summer School, Religion Culture and Society
August 28 – September 2, 2022; Antwerp, Belgium
Extended deadline: May 25, 2022

Communities Dealing with Crises & Global Responses
Journal of the Council for Research on Religion
Submission deadline: June 10, 2022

Relating Science and Islam: Frameworks and Methodologies
University of Chidester, University of Birmingham, and Cambridge Muslim College
April 3 – 4, 2023; online conference
Abstract deadline: September 30, 2022