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Call for Proposals

This Section invites proposals on the following topics:

  • Durkheim, Dubois, and the study of religion
  • Neoliberalism and Pentacostalized Christianity in the global South
  • Religious responses to rising inequality — new developments in community organizing in America
  • Practices of dreaming and dream interpretation in contexts of religious change
  • The significance for religious and theological studies of the work of Frantz Fanon, author of Black Skin, White Masks (rev. ed., Grove Press, 2008) and The Wretched of the Earth (Grove Press, 2005)

Proposals on other issues and questions in the study of religion and the social sciences are also welcome. All proposals should clearly state their methodologies, data, and disciplinary perspective(s).


This Section supports scholarship at the intersection of the social sciences — including psychology, ethnography, sociology, political sciences, economics, and cultural studies — and religious or theological studies. Topic areas include the study of religious and theological questions through specific social scientific methodologies, the contribution of religious and theological approaches to the work of social scientific disciplines, and comparative assessments of current issues by humanities-based and social scientific methods.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members until after final acceptance/rejection.


Kelly Bulkeley
Graduate Theological Union
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Carol B. Duncan
Wilfrid Laurier University
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Method of Submission


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