To Section Members
From Jeremy Menchik:
Dear Religion and Politics Section Members,
With the support of the Executive Board and the sponsorship of Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs (CURA) and Cambridge University Press, I am very pleased to invite you to a special section business meeting and reception at CURA’s historical building in the Cottage Farms neighborhood of Brookline.
Thursday, August 30, 6:30 – 9:00pm
Details & RSVP (for catering purposes) here
The business meeting will be held on from 6:30-7:30, followed by a reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 7:30-9:00pm. From the conference hotel, CURA is a 30 minute walk (past Fenway), a 17 minute train ride, or a 10 minute drive.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
I look forward to seeing you all in Boston!
Pardee School of Global Studies
By Allyson Shortle, University of Oklahoma:
“As this year’s Politics & Religion (P&R) section head for the Midwest Political Science Association meeting, I was able to take a closer look at the work that pushes our field forward at the intersection of politics and religion, informing our understanding of institutions, behavior, and theory. After reading through an extensive amount of research proposals I received in October, I put together a set of panels that will interest anybody who is puzzled by religion’s influence on national and international political landscapes. These panels will also interest those who might alternatively be puzzled by politics’ potential influence on religion.
There are several panels this year that highlight emerging trends of P&R research. The first noteworthy addition is a fascinating set of studies that use experimental and psychological approaches to examine religion’s impact on political attitudes. This panel highlights a push some scholars of P&R have made over the last decade to incorporate more diverse methodological techniques into our analyses covering a dynamic range of topics, from …” See more here.
From the Chair:
For those who have not heard, Prof Saba Mahmood passed away over the weekend from pancreatic cancer. Her work has been influential for many scholars working at the intersection of religion and politics and she will be very much missed.
University of California Berkeley have published an obituary, which can be read here.
From the Chair:
The Aaron Wildavsky Award recognizes the best dissertation in the field of religion and politics. Eligible dissertations have been defended in the last two years, and should make a distinctive contribution to the study of religion and politics, broadly understood. Please submit nominations to the chair of the committee – self-nominations are welcome!
Submission deadline: April 15, 2018.
Dr. Daniel Bennett (chair), John Brown University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jonathan Agensky, Ohio University, email@example.com
Dr. Michelle Margolis, University of Pennsylvania, firstname.lastname@example.org