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

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 […]

1601, 2023



Università Roma Tre, Dipartimento Scienze della Formazione, via del Castro Pretorio 20, Rome

Organising Committee:

Irena Borowik, Roberto Cipriani, Grace Davie, Enzo Pace, Philippe Portier, Helena Vilaça, Fenggang Yang, Siniša Zrinščak


Wednesday 1st March 2023

9:00 – Introduction by Roberto Cipriani […]

1909, 2022

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position (Qualitative Focus)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position (Qualitative Focus)

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research invites applications for a Postdoctoral
Fellowship at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly
Hartford Seminary) with a Qualitative Research Focus. This appointment is for two
years, with the possibility of an extension. The start date is as soon as possible or
November 1, 2022. We seek applications from scholars whose research addresses issues
at the […]

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