ASR News2023-02-01T22:50:19-05:00

1109, 2023

ASR News and Announcements 9/1/2023

ASR News & Announcements

Rachel Kraus, Executive Officer

In many ways, the Association for the Sociology of Religion has enjoyed much success over the past year and is in excellent shape as we enter 2024.  Our 84th annual meeting was a great success.  Highlights of this year’s meeting included Gerardo Martí’s Presidential Address, “Racial […]

1109, 2023

CfP: Special Themed Issue “Church.Power.Abuse. Sociological Approaches”

Special Themed Issue of the Journal for Religion, Society and Politics

Edited by Udo Kelle, Andreas Schmitz & André Armbruster

This special issue of the Journal for Religion, Society and Politics will adopt a decidedly sociological perspective as a starting point for understanding religious abuse: because abusive practices occur in huge numbers, in many regions of the world, in almost all forms of institutionalized […]

1108, 2023

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

The Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI invites applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow research position. The appointment is for one year with an option for renewal, which is preferred. The target start date is January 1, 2024.

Project description: The position is part of a five-year collaborative project between the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI and […]

708, 2023

BU School of Theology job posting

Assistant Professor of Religion and Society, School of Theology

Job Description

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in religion and society or practical theology, with a specialization in Black Church Studies and/or African American religious communities. Competence with social-scientific research methodologies is central to this position, with a preference for scholars who have experience with ethnographic methods, especially emerging forms […]

307, 2023

In Memory of James D. Davidson, Jr. (1942-2022) by Mary Gauthier

 James D. “Jim” Davidson, Jr., 79, passed away on May 22, 2022.  Dr. Davidson was President of the Association for the Sociology of Religion from 2006 to 2007.  He was a national authority in the sociology of religion and a popular keynote speaker at gatherings of bishops, religious educators, and other church leaders. He was also an avid golfer, achieving four holes in one on the golf course.

Jim earned […]

2806, 2023

Survey of US Catholics shows refreshed enthusiasm among women

National Catholic Reporter, Jan 11 2018

ASR Past-President Michelle Dillon reports on the changing levels of religious commitment among American Catholic women, based on the April, 2017, sixth iteration of the Catholics in Transition survey.  Among the findings is a difference from the 25-year decline in commitment that the team found from its 2011 survey:

“The overall story is one of stability, and even slightly increased commitment, rather than further decline. […]

1206, 2023

ASR News and Announcements (June 3, 2023)

The theme for this year’s annual meeting is “Justice and Religion.” The meeting will be held August 19–21, 2023 at the Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia. We will begin with a Welcome Reception on the evening of Saturday, August 19. We are planning this reception as a joint reception with the ASA Religion Section. The ASA Sociology of Religion Section day is Saturday, August 19.

Our President, Gerardo Marti, and Program Chair, […]

1206, 2023

Young Scholars in American Religion announcement

Attention young(er) scholars of American religion: the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture are inviting applications for the next cohort of Young Scholars of American Religion. Applications due June 20th!

Beginning in the fall of 2023, a series of seminars devoted to the enhancement of teaching and research will be offered in Indianapolis. The aims of all sessions of the program are to develop ideas and methods […]

2505, 2023

In Memory of Roland Robertson (1938-2022) by Michael A. Cavanaugh

Google “Roland Robertson” and you will immediately encounter the terms “globalization” (and “glocalization”).  Strict priority might be disputed, but if any single name is rightly associated with these concepts, it is his.

On the other hand, read his Wikipedia entry and you come away with the impression that the globalization work is all he ever did.  This is of course not so, and today I wish to speak to the […]

1801, 2023

In Memory of Gary Bouma, 1942-2021 by Jim Spickard

Gary Bouma was Australia’s pre-eminent sociologist of religion and a major contributor to sociology worldwide. A professor at Monash University, he held the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Relations – Asia Pacific from 2005–21 and directed or participated in scores of national and international research projects on such topics as religious pluralism, religious tolerance, and religions’ role supporting multi-cultural societies. He […]

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