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Regional Coordinator:

Kristy Nabhan-Warren
1612 21st Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
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This is just a gentle reminder that the Midwest Regional meeting is fast approaching! You can now register online.

March 30–31, 2012
Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois, USA

Conference Theme: Religion and Fear

This year's MAAR features:

  • Great papers, great collegiality, and great food! The $65 registration fee includes two receptions, a continental breakfast, and luncheon.

  • Featured guest speaker Jason Bivins, North Carolina State University

  • Downtown Holiday Inn hotel (conference hotel), which is in the heart of Rock Island's "District." Good music scene and walkable downtown.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristy Nabhan-Warren at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Sections at the Regional Annual Meeting

  • Arts, Literature, and Religion

  • Ethics and Philosophy of Religion

  • Gender and Religion

  • History of Christianity

  • History of Religions

  • Islam

  • Religion and American Culture

  • Religion and Sacred Texts

  • Religion, Ecology, and Culture

  • Religions of Asia

  • Special Topics

  • Study of Judaism

  • Teaching Religion

  • Theology

  • Undergraduate Students


We encourage you to get involved in the leadership of the Midwest region by attending the business meeting (held during lunch each year at our annual meeting), and nominating yourself or a colleague for an officer's or Section Chairs position.

We are currently seeking nominations for the following positions:

  • Regional Vice President
  • Regionally Electeded Coordinator

More Information on these open positions and the nomination process is available here.


Please note that the system for electronic submission of paper proposals is now closed.

This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News published online from March 2010 to May 2013, and PDF versions of print editions published from Winter 2001 to October 2009.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 to May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 to March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.