UPDATED: The AAR Vice Presidential Election and the Illusion of Choice

I just started (binge) watching the USA show Mr. Robot. It's good. You should watch it. One thing  really like about the show is that it often turns critical attention the language of freedom and choice in our society. The whole show is really built on the question of how free we are in modern … Continue reading UPDATED: The AAR Vice Presidential Election and the Illusion of Choice

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Four Takeaways from the AAR / SBL Jobs Report

The American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature released a new report about the job market based on data drawn from the AAR/SBL job listings for the 2013-2014 academic year. The report builds on previous data that dates back to January 2001. Graduate programs in religious studies and theology should hand this … Continue reading Four Takeaways from the AAR / SBL Jobs Report

CFP: North American Hinduism Group: AAR 2013

 I've taken on the role of co-chair of the North American Hinduism Group this year. Here's our call for proposals for this fall's annual AAR meeting: The North American Hinduism Group seeks proposals on the topics listed below for the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. Please contact the listed organizers if … Continue reading CFP: North American Hinduism Group: AAR 2013

AAR Redux: Roundups, NY Times Story, Twitter Fail, and Butchering the Elephant #sblaar

The American Academy of Religion's annual shindig is over and with Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror and a fridge full of leftovers it's back to work. I won't do a full recap, but I will say that my favorite two panels were both "author meets critics" style. One on Tracy Fessenden's Culture and Redemption … Continue reading AAR Redux: Roundups, NY Times Story, Twitter Fail, and Butchering the Elephant #sblaar

Frequencies and the Aesthetics of Spirituality

  Theologians. They don't know nothing. About my soul -Wilco Frequencies, the collaborative genealogy of spirituality curated by Katherine Lofton and John Modern, has become quite a brand across the religion blogosphere. The folks at the Immanent Frame have been posting a series of reflections on the project and its 100 entries ranging from chicken … Continue reading Frequencies and the Aesthetics of Spirituality

Narrativity in American Religions, Transmedia, and me on Hinduism: Panels I Plan to Check Out at the AAR

The American Academy of Religion is nearly here! Over at Religion in American History, Kelly Baker has put together a great list of panels on religion in America. Also, Kelly and I will be tweeting our observations, thoughts, and snark throughout the weekend. Due to the limited travel budget of a Ph.D. candidate (who already … Continue reading Narrativity in American Religions, Transmedia, and me on Hinduism: Panels I Plan to Check Out at the AAR