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Each year, members of the American Academy of Religion are invited to nominate persons to fill open positions on AAR Standing Committees, Task Forces, and Juries. This year, we highly encourage you to nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on one of our many committees or working groups. Our Committees and Working Groups are as follows:

Committees of the Board:

  • Audit Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Planning Committee
  • Program Committee

Working Groups:

  • Committees
    • Academic Relations
    • Graduate Student
    • International Connections
    • Public Understanding of Religion
    • Publications
    • Regions
    • Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession
    • Status of Women in the Profession
    • Teaching and Learning
  • Task Forces
    • Regions
    • Status of LGBTIQ Persons in the Profession
    • Sustainability
    • Theological Education
  • Juries
    • Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion Book Awards
    • History of Religions
    • Religion and the Arts Award
    • Research Grants

Although not all committees and working groups may have openings each year, we encourage nominations. Nominations for positions on these groups must be made in writing, and must include: 1) A description of the nominee’s academic and professional interests; 2) A summary of the nominee’s activity in the AAR; 3) A statement describing the nominee’s interest or promise for a particular assignment; and 4) A current copy of the nominee’s curriculum vita. Members may nominate themselves. All nominees must be members in good standing of the AAR.

Nominations must be received by May 2, 2011, and may be e-mailed, faxed, or posted to:

Jack Fitzmier
Executive Director
American Academy of Religion
Suite 300
825 Houston Mill Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329 USA
Fax: 404-727-7959
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Kwok Pui Lan, President of the AAR, will review nominations and make selections during August and September 2011. Nominees will be notified of their status soon thereafter. If you have questions about particular assignments, please feel free to contact the AAR’s Executive Staff, Board members, or Committee/Task Force chairs. Committee descriptions and rosters are available here.


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