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January 2011

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites and welcomes individual papers and panel proposals that address the following topics:

  • Transnational and/or local religious practices of Asian-American immigrants
  • Religious dimensions of Asian-American foodways and practices
  • History or current state of the field of Asian North American religion, culture, and society
  • Asian-American feminism in relation to religion
  • LGBTQ issues in relation to Asian North American religious institutions and communities
  • Asian-American politicians, politics, and religiosity
  • Issues that address the concerns of Asian-American religion and religious communities in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Any other critical aspects of Asian North American religion/s, culture, and society


This Group is one of the primary vehicles for the advancement of the study of the religions and practices of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and Canada. As an integral player in the development of the emerging field of Asian-American religious studies, we have cultivated the work of junior and senior scholars from an impressive array of disciplines, including the history of religion, sociology, theology, philosophy, ethics, anthropology, psychology, education, American studies, and ethnic studies. We encourage new perspectives on Asian-North American religious practices and faith communities, as well as innovative theoretical work that extends the concepts of empires, diaspora, transnationalism, globalization, im/migration, orientalism, adaptation, acculturation, race, ethnicity, marginalization, oppression, and resistance. In addition to this list of concepts, this Group will explore theoretical, philosophical, and theological concepts, such as aesthetics, beauty, and love. We seek to foster and mentor scholars — junior, senior, and nontraditional — through preconference sessions, gathering for meals, and maintaining a robust listserv.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and Steering Committee Members until after final acceptance or rejection.


Mimi Khuc
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Michael Masatsugu
Towson University
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Method of Submission


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