I am chairing this session for the 2021 SISR/ISSR Conference detailed in the following link:
Migration and Muslim Population: Muslims In The West And Religious Minorities In The Islamic Societies
ABSTRACT Submission Deadline: 28 February 2021
With best wishes,
“The idea is to die young as late as possible” Ashley Montagu (1905 – 1999).
Katie Gaddini, Dunya Habash and Lea Taragin-Zeller
From the rise of white Christian nationalism in the United States to anti-immigration rhetoric against ‘Muslim refugees’ in Europe, the imbrication of race, racism and religion extends across geographic locations, social settings, and political contexts. As xenophobia and discrimination surge around the globe, religion and race are often conflated in everyday violence, yet their relationship is undertheorized in scholarly research. This seminar series Religion, Race and Racism: Transnational Conversations, brings emerging and senior scholars into conversation. In doing so, we reject a single-issue approach to the study of key social and political events, and push for an intersectional approach to the study of race, racism and religion. By facilitating conversations between leading scholars examining the relationship between race and religion, this series offers divergent perspectives, opposing views, and creative theorizations to offer fresh analytical tools for an urgent area of study.
Seminar schedule: * All 15:30 – 16:30 GMT
March 3: Encounters of Race, Religion and Biomedicine
March 11: Christianity and Whiteness in America: From Past to Present
March 22: The Crescent, Colour and Capitalism: Migration and Integration Politics
* All 15:30 – 16:30 GMT
Hosted by the Woolf Institute, University of Cambridge & the Social Research Institute,
University College London
Click HERE for more information about the conference and a link to the submission page.
The aim of this session is to stimulate debate about theoretical ideas that have a bearing on the sociological study of religion.We welcome contributions from researchers applying both familiar and less familiar traditions of social theory to religious topics. We especially invite papers that connect sociological theories of religion to the social, cultural, and/or historical contexts in which they arise and/or are used. Such papers might explore what such shaping has prevented sociologists from seeing about religious life or, on the contrary, what such shaping has enabled sociologists to understand that theories generated in other contexts has not. We also welcome papers on other aspects of the relationship between religion and social theory.
Résumé de la session:
Le but de cette session est de stimuler le débat sur les idées théoriques ayant un impact sur l’étude sociologique de la religion.Nous acceptons les propositions de chercheurs mobilisant des théories connues comme moins connues sur des faits religieux. Nous invitons en particulier les soumissions qui font le lien entre les théories sociologiques de la religion et les contextes sociaux, culturels et historiques dans lesquels elles surgissent ou sont utilisées. Les propositions peuvent par exemple mettre en lumière les différentes facettes ou dimensions de la vie religieuse que ces différents usages des théories ont obscurcit ou même empêché de voir les sociologues de voir ou, à rebours, ce que ces usages ont permis de voir que d’autres théories n’ont pas vu. Nous accueillons également des propositions sur d’autres aspects de la relation entre théorie sociologique et religion.
We invite proposed papers (in English or French) for a panel on Religion and Healing at the SISR/ISSR 2021 online conference this summer (12-15 July). Please submit your abstracts here. Deadline: 28 February 2021
February 24-April 28, 2021
Global via Zoom
Meets weekly on Wednesdays with different speakers each week.
8am UK, 9am Europe, 4pm Perth, 7pm Sydney
except Coleman’s March 3rd lecture
More information from the organizers:
This online only conference takes place against the backdrop of increased political authoritarianism and a noticeable rise in racial and religious intolerance across the world. Politicians are actively seeking to prevent teaching on critical race theory, colonial brutality and the ongoing legacy of enslavement. Concurrently we increasingly find ‘race’ being dismissed or diminished as a category of oppression within wider social problems and dynamics, at the expense of understanding the lives, cultures, and histories of Black people, Indigenous people and people of colour. To understand how assertions of identity function at the same time as racism, nationalism, and exclusion we need to view these developments as intertwined with religion and in the development of definitions of religion and religiosity. The ongoing Black Lives Matter protests, the burning of the Amazon, attempts to lay pipelines in North Dakota, conducting scientific experiments on indigenous sacred lands and responses to other acts of neo-colonialism might be productively analysed in terms of race, religion, and implicit religion.
Presenters are invited to submit abstracts for consideration on the theme of “Implicit Religion, Race, and Representation”. These might include, but are not limited to:
We invite submissions for proposals for either a paper or a scratch session on these themes, elaborated above, by the 15th March 2021 for #IR43, taking place online May 21st – 23rd 2021.
The submission form is now available. You will be asked to indicate if you are submitting a paper or scratch session, and to provide a 300 word abstract (with references to secondary literature and sources) and other information as specified below, and what we need to know in order to accommodate your participation if your proposal is accepted.
Please note while you can edit your entries before you select the submit button, the form does not allow the submission to be saved and edited later. We suggest looking at the form for context and then composing the abstract and the notes regarding accommodating your participation in a word processing document and then cutting and pasting these elements of the proposal into the form.
Please select the option “Paper” on the form. Those submitting papers are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.
There will be a dedicated panel for advanced undergraduates, MA and early stage PhD students to present at – called a scratch session. These will be shorter papers and rather than the usual practise of asking questions of the presenters, the audience will make suggestions for further reading, pathways for improvement, scholars to explore etc. If you wish to apply for the scratch session, please select that option on the submission form and submit a 200–250 word abstract.
The 2021 Edward Bailey Lecture, “Designing for Humans, Designing Research on Human Subjects: Race, Representations, and Rights” will be delivered by Dr Ipsita Chatterjea, Executive Director of the Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop.
A workshop on decolonising the curriculum, with an emphasis on religious studies will be delivered by Dr Malory Nye.
Please note we are a small organisation and as such are not in a position to provide bursaries for participation. We can provide you with an official letter of invite and a subsequent letter of participation if your university or funding body requires it.
A generous bequest from Jack Shand, a long–term member of Society for the Scientific Study of Religion until his death in 2001, has made it possible for SSSR to offer Jack Shand Research Grants to support research in the social scientific study of religion.
For 2021, SSSR Council allocated $45,000 to this program. As part of our commitment to racial equality, 2021 Jack Shand Research Funds will support projects on racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups. While individual grants do not ordinarily exceed $5000, it is possible to make a special request for more, to be considered at the committee’s discretion. Applicants must have finished the Ph.D. degree and must be members of SSSR. In the case of co–authored requests, one author must be a member. Intellectual merit is the criterion by which proposals will be evaluated.
Individuals are expected to use the Jack Shand award for expenses connected with their research. SSSR prioritizes applications that support direct research expenses. Shand Award funding is transferred to the principle investigator’s university unless other arrangements are made. Please note that SSSR does not allow for any indirect cost recovery.
All applications must be submitted via the online submission form, which is accessible through the link at the top of this page. Applications emailed to the committee chair or executive office will not be accepted. A Shand Research Grant application must include a project proposal (up to 4 pages, single-spaced), budget (expenses with descriptions/justifications), and the principle investigator’s curriculum vitae in PDF format. The deadline is May 1, 2021.
Funding decisions will be made by August 1, 2021.
More information: sssreligion.org/awards-grants/jack-shand-research-grants/
This is just a quick reminder that abstract submission for the socrel annual conference closes tomorrow. Please follow this link for the call for papers and to access the portal to submit your abstract. We can also now confirm the registration rates for the conference but please note bursary winners for the 2020 conference will have their fees waived.
The conference will take place via zoom from 13th to 15th July 2021 and we have a great line up of speakers planned including: Sarah-Jane Page (Aston University), Sam Perry (University of Oklahoma), Colin Campbell (University of York), Eileen Barker (London School of Economics), Grace Davie (Exeter University), Jim Beckford (Warwick University) and Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) so please do consider submitting an abstract. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible for our first online conference.
Should you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Dr Rachael Shillitoe
Conference and Events Officer for the British Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Group (SocRel)
We invite proposed papers (in English or French) for a panel on Religion and Social Theory at the SISR/ISSR 2021 online conference this summer (12-15 July). Please submit your abstracts here. Deadline: 28 February 2021
The aim of this session is to stimulate debate about theoretical ideas that have a bearing on the sociological study of religion.
We welcome contributions from researchers applying both familiar and less familiar traditions of social theory to religious topics. We especially invite papers that connect sociological theories of religion to the social, cultural, and/or historical contexts in which they arise and/or are used. Such papers might explore what such shaping has prevented sociologists from seeing about religious life or, on the contrary, what such shaping has enabled sociologists to understand that theories generated in other contexts has not. We also welcome papers on other aspects of the relationship between religion and social theory.