|North American Religions|
Call for Proposals
This Section advances the study of religions in Mexico, Canada, and the United States. We are especially interested in sponsoring panels that explore the fundamental questions that have shaped the field of North American religion in the past and those that should shape it in the future. Sessions could analyze topics such as aesthetics, class, diaspora, materiality, transnationalism, violence, nonviolence, “new” immigrant religions, and race and ethnicity (including whiteness). They could also focus on how, when, where, and why “North American religion” is conjured into existence. This Section sponsors a variety of sessions, including roundtables, debates, workshops, and visual and musical performances. We encourage the submission of proposals for complete panels. From time to time, though, we do need to reconfigure proposed panels in order to place them on the conference program. All of the sessions sponsored by our Section will include a good deal of time for questions and comments from the audience.
This Section encourages the use of diverse sources and multiple approaches to the study of religions in North America. In most sessions, we seek to stimulate comparative discussion across a range of traditions around particular themes and major questions. Some years we devote one session to a recently published book of outstanding merit in the field.
Anonymity of Review Process
Proposals are anonymous to Chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to Chairs and steering committee members prior to final acceptance or rejection.
David Harrington Watt
Method of Submission