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“Show Us Your Data: Method and Theory in Action”
We are pleased to announce the program for the 2020 Annual Meeting.
NAASR 2020 Meeting Schedule
Saturday, November 21, 2020 (EST)
12:00 PM EC meeting
1:00-3:00 PM Localized Politics of Defining Religion
Jacob Barret (University of Alabama)
Emily Crews (University of Chicago)
Brad Stoddard (McDaniel College)
Savannah Finver (Ohio State University)
Michael Graziano (University of Northern Iowa)
Richard Newton (University of Alabama)
3:30-5:30 PM Class, Identity, and Religion
Andie Alexander (Emory University)
Andrew Durdin (Florida State University)
James Dennis Lorusso (Georgia State University)
Cody Musselman (Yale University)
Jeremy Posadas (Austin College)
Matt Sheedy (University of Bonn)
Merinda Simmons (University of Alabama)
9:00 PM cocktail party
Sunday, November 22, 2020 (EST)
12:00 PM business meeting
1:00-3:00 PM Data and Theory in Computational & Statistical Modeling
Wesley Wildman (Boston University
Ann Taves (UC Santa Barbara)
LeRon Shults (University of Agder, Kristiansand)
Kate Stockly (Boston University)
Wesley Wildman (Boston University)
Connor Wood (Center for Mind and Culture)
3:30-5:30 PM Pure Christian America: “Purity” as a Concept for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Christian Nationalism in the US
Daniel Miller (Landmark College)
Daniel Miller (Landmark College)
Bradley Onishi (Skidmore College)
Sara Moslener (University of Central Michigan)
Glenn Bracey (Villanova University)
#naasr2020 • Nov. 20-22 • Online
* #naasr2020 update:
The North American Association for the Study of Religion would like to announce that we are canceling the in-person meeting this year and replacing it with an online virtual meeting. While we hope progress continues in the fight against COVID-19, we believe that travel and group meetings might unnecessarily jeopardize the health of our members and other attendees. A virtual meeting allows us to gather without putting ourselves and others at risk.
In the coming months, we will release the schedule for the virtual meeting (including all panels and the business meeting) and will share the link with anyone who is interested. Thank you to everyone for understanding, and we look forward to seeing you virtually in November and then hopefully in person for 2021’s meeting in San Antonio.
In the meantime, we are happy to announce and to share our preliminary program. This year we are breaking with the format we used for the last several years and are instead hosting three roundtables explicitly focusing on applied method and theory.
Show Us Your Data: Method and Theory in Action
Call for Proposals
The past five years, NAASR’s meetings focused on specific themes (theory, method, data, key categories, and the field). These meetings addressed a range of topics—some familiar, some new—and resulted in insightful discussions at the meetings and beyond. These meetings and discussions tended to dwell on the theoretical. At NAASR 2020, however, we are asking participants to focus on their data, showing how method and theory inform their work in their local data domains.
Breaking with the model used for the past several annual meetings, we have an open call inviting participants to submit roundtable discussions (each roundtable should include five-seven participants). We will also accept individual submissions or partial panels seeking additional participants, although priority will be given to complete roundtables. The participants in each panel will collectively complete their presentations within one hour, leaving roughly an hour for open discussion.
This is therefore a call for roundtables. Each submission should include:
- a working title
- a list of participants
- a summary of the broader topic the roundtable will address
- a brief description of each participant’s work
- reflections on the roundtable’s larger theoretical intervention(s)/contribution(s) to the field
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, area studies, reflections on influential scholarly works, and roundtables on specific topics.
We invite scholars from diverse data domains to contribute to each roundtable. Each submission should also include graduate students and early career scholars.
Following the precedent set over the past several years, the aim once again is to publish these workshops as a book under the NAASR Working Papers series with Equinox Publishing.
Please send complete panels or proposals as a file attachment by March 1, 2020, to NAASR VP Rebekka King at firstname.lastname@example.org
#naasr2020 • Nov. 20-23, Boston, MA