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January 2013

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Call for Proposals

This Group invites and welcomes individual papers, , papers sessions, and roundtables and nontraditional ways of sharing scholarly work that address:

  • Issues of empire, militarization, after-war trauma, and memory

  • Creative resistance practices

  • Asian American Catholic life and Baltimore as the bastion of American Catholic life

  • Asian American religious life in the greater Baltimore–D.C. metropolitan area

  • Multiracial/Interracial bodies and theologies

  • Exploring categories of “North” or “Asian” in Asian North American religion, culture, and society

  • Intersections with Native American and indigenous critiques of settler colonialism

  • Any other critical aspect of Asian North American religion/s, culture, and society.

We encourage the submission of nontraditional ways of sharing scholarly work and welcome a variety of formats to promote interactive sessions.


This Group (hereafter referred to as ANARCS) 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, ANARCS has 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, and American and ethnic studies. ANARCS encourages 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, ANARCS will explore theoretical, philosophical, and theological concepts, such as aesthetics, beauty, and love. ANARCS seeks to foster and mentor scholars (junior, senior, and nontraditional) through preconference sessions, gathering for meals, and maintaining a robust listserv.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to Steering Committee members.


Michael Sepidoza Campos
Graduate Theological Union
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Mimi Khuc
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Method of Submission


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