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

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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

Exceeding Boundaries: Approaches to Transnationalism in North American Religions

  It is time to head to Chicago for the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion. This year I am excited to be part of an excellent roundtable discussion of transnationalism and religion in America. Here are the details: A19-201 Religion and the Social Sciences Section Theme: Exceeding Boundaries: Approaches to Transnationalism in … Continue reading Exceeding Boundaries: Approaches to Transnationalism in North American Religions

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

My panel at #2011ASA: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures

If you're at the American Studies Association this weekend and you're interested in questions of religion, globalization, and transformation than you might want to check out the panel I'm doing with some other great folks: 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Religion and American Culture Caucus: Travel and Transformation: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures Hilton Baltimore Key Ballroom … Continue reading My panel at #2011ASA: Global Perspectives on American Religious Cultures

My Notes from the 2011 AHA and ASCH meetings

I've seen more snow at home in Atlanta than I did up in Boston. Weird. I spent a whirlwind two days up in Boston for the meetings of the American Historical Association and its smaller, more religious cousin, the American Society of Church History. There was plenty of religious history goodness to be had, but … Continue reading My Notes from the 2011 AHA and ASCH meetings