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Invitation to Submit Proposals for BCSR Graduate Student Working Groups 2023-2024

JD Hoyt

The BCSR invites proposals for graduate student working groups focusing on a specific topic in the study of religion—such as ethnographic approaches to religion, African religion, poetry and religion, and so forth. The purpose of the working groups is to offer graduate students of religion a supportive interdisciplinary community with which to share work, discuss readings, and meet religion scholars. …

BCSR Welcomes Visiting Scholar Valentina Napolitano

Bex Sussman

Valentina Napolitano joins BCSR as a Visiting Scholar this semester. Valentina Napolitano is Professor of Anthropology, a Connaught Scholar and a former Director of the Latin American Studies program at the University of Toronto. She works on Critical Catholic Studies as well as on anthropology of affects, borderlands and migration, and has a particular interest in political theology, affective histories, anthropology …

APARRI 2023 Call for Proposals: Envisioning Radical Futures in APA Religions and Communities

Bex Sussman

The Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) is the largest and longest running interdisciplinary conference series in the United States addressing issues of religion and race in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since 1999, APARRI gatherings have provided opportunities for scholars and community leaders involved in work on Asian American and Pacific Islander religion to share research, exchange …