Theology and Qualitative Research: A One-Day Conference for Doctoral Advisers & Students
The move towards doctoral research that combines Theology and Qualitative Research has grown significantly in recent years. These kinds of projects are genuinely pushing the envelope of research in a variety of ways and the different choices and decisions that are involved are exciting and creative but also complex. Doctoral work that situates itself as both theology and qualitative research crosses previously understood boundaries between disciplines, methodologies, and epistemologies.
This in-person and online Day Conference, to be held on 29 October and supported by St. John’s University New York, is for doctoral advisors/supervisors, doctoral students and those preparing to start doctoral work. It is designed as a conversation to facilitate our learning in this fast-emerging new field of theology.
Brief presentations will be followed by longer question and answer sessions.
Category Archives: Professional Development
PhD Scholarship Funding
An ESRC funded PhD studentship is now available for a project that researches Muslim women in higher education institutions in Britain. The project is jointly supervised by Dr Khursheed Wadia (Warwick University) and Line Nyhagen (Loughborough University). The application deadline is Friday, March 5th, 2021.
The announcement for this position can be found at: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/mgsdtp/collaborativeandjoint/#joint
Postdoc in the Sociology of Religion
Happy New Year dear SocRel colleagues!
I would like to draw your attention to a 2-year post doc open at the University of Helsinki, with a focus on sociology of religion (religion in Europe, religion and migration, stats skills preferred, but all considered).
Dr Titus Hjelm
Associate Professor in the Study of Religion
Department of Cultures
University of Helsinki
Theological Action Research Training Day
- Date of Event
- 6th January 2021
- Last Booking Date for this Event
- 4th January 2021
The training is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to embark on your own theological action research project.
The day is run by Dr Helen Cameron, Research Associate of the Centre for Baptist Studies at Regent’s Park College, Oxford and Dr James Butler, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Roehampton and MA lecturer at the Church Mission Society, Oxford.
The day runs from 2.30pm to 8.30pm (UK time). It will be interactive and conversational and take place over Zoom.
- Early Bird Fees (now until 30/11/2020): Waged Researcher £45; Doctoral student £30.
- Standard fee (1/12/2020 – 4/1/2021): Waged Researcher £50; Doctoral student £35.
ISA Publications Committee looking for a Social Media Manager
The International Sociological Association’s Publications Committee is looking for a Social Media Manager. We have really little time to fill the position and deadline is approaching soon (Dec 18th)
I kindly request you disseminate the CFA among your contacts and potential candidates
ECR (including PhD students) and colleagues from under-represented regions are particularly welcome. If you could identify someone who have the experience and the stamina to join the team, please encourage them to apply.
I will be glad to answer any queries the potential candidates may have. Please ask them to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thanks a lot!
Stay safe and healthy!
Dr. Eloísa Martín
Associate Professor, United Arab Emirates University
Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (on leave)
Vice-President for Publications, International Sociological Association (ISA)
Chair, ISA Human Rights Committee
ASA RELIGION SECTION PARTNERS TO CREATE A NEW GRADUATE STUDENT MENTORING COMMUNITY
The ASA Religion Section is teaming up with The Aggie Research Program (ARP) at Texas A&M University to create a research mentoring community. Through a series of three online workshops hosted by the ARP, participants will:
- form a research-intensive community of their peers,
- facilitate the creation of team-based research projects using their own research agenda,
- recruit 3-5 undergraduate researchers,
- learn mentoring and leadership strategies to help guide students engaging in authentic research experiences, and
- collaborate with each other to overcome challenges and develop best practices for research mentoring.
These interactive workshops will guide participants through the process of creating, managing, and developing a research team while simultaneously fostering the development of the research-intensive community.
Any graduate student, any methodology, and any stage of research will benefit from the skills and community developed in this pilot program.
Please join us for Workshop #1—Building a Research-Intensive Community on Friday, December 11 @ 3-4:30pm CST.
To register, please RSVP using this link: https://tamu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0IEjHcPzg1FdNnn
Upon submission, you will receive an email with the Zoom link for the workshop. If you do not receive a Zoom link, please contact Andrew McNeely (email@example.com).
Online Symposium: British Muslims and COVID-19: Impacts, Experiences and Responses
Tuesday 8th December 2020, 1pm to 5pm
An MBRN online symposium via Zoom
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-muslims-and-covid-19-impacts-experiences-and-responses-tickets-129223730657
Full Programme available at: http://www.mbrn.org.uk/registration-open-british-muslims-and-covid-19/
Research on Covid-19 has highlighted its disproportionate impact on Black and Asian Minority Ethnic groups (BAME) communities (Public Health England, 2020). However, these studies only offer a limited understanding of the particularity of experiences within the umbrella category BAME. For instance, there is only limited discussion around faith in relation to Covid-19, its impacts and the socio-economic fall-outs of lockdown. This MBRN symposium will redress this gap by taking an intersectional perspective in mapping and analysing the impact of Covid-19 on British Muslim communities. By bringing together practitioners and academics, we will examine how diverse British Muslim communities have experienced the pandemic, how their lives have been impacted during and after lockdown and how they responded.
By focusing on the experiences of British Muslims, this online symposium will enable us to examine the interplay of ethnicity, religion and deprivation, in negotiating the particular challenges of living through Covid-19. It will explore the diversity of ways in which British Muslims have experienced and responded to Covid-19, and seek to understand its ongoing impacts. Our aim is to suggest answers for the question, “How are diverse British Muslims living through, and responding to the challenges of, Covid-19?”.
The symposium includes presentations from academics and practitioners from a range of epistemological positions and disciplinary standpoints to explore dimensions of Muslim identity / lived experiences in relation to the pandemic, lockdown and subsequent socio-economic implications of Covid-19 in Britain.
Eventbrite registration essential, please select your preference for the parallel session during registration so you can be pre-assigned to a breakout room.
ISA Competition for Junior Sociologists
VIII ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior
International Sociological Association
Submissions: March 31, 2021
Notices from the Australian Association for the Study of Religion
Call for Papers:
- International Conference on Religious Tourism (ICRT), University of Punjab, Lahore Pakistan, 8-9 January 2020. Abstract deadline: 11 November 2019. More info.
- “Mosques, power and politics”, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22-24 January 2020. Abstract deadline: 15 November 2019. More info.
- The 25th Nordic Conference in the Sociology of Religion. 17-19 August 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden on ‘Religious Organisation(s): Challenges and changes in contemporary society’. Session proposal deadline: 15 November 2019. More info.
- British Muslim Charitable Organisations: A Best Practice Forum, Birmingham, 15 January 2020. Abstract deadline: 22 November 2019. More info.
- Rethinking Media, Religion and Secularities. Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion and Culture Conference location: Sigtuna Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden. Conference dates: 4-7 of August 2020. Deadline for Paper proposals: 6 December 2019. More info.
- International Communication Association Preconference on Intersectional Imaginaries in Media, Religion & Gender, Gold Coast, Australia, May 2020. Proposal deadline 15 December 2019. More info.
- The XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHR, hosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, will take place at the University of Otago, in Dunedin, New Zealand from 23-29 August 2020. Submission deadline 31 December 2019. More info.
- Navigating the non/confessional in university Islamic studies. University of Birmingham. 20-22 April 2020. Submission deadline 17 January 2020. More info.
- Call for Papers on Digital Visibilities of the Religious. Deadline 15 January 2020. More info.
- Call for papers on Religion & Ecology for a special issue of Religions. Deadline 31 May 2020.
- Postdoc Position at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
- Postdoc Positions at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University
- Call for Papers from Sociology of Religion for Advanced Graduate Students
- Call for Applications: Workshop “Public Scholarship of Religion in an Age of Hypermediation”
Also if you’re on Facebook, we have a postgrad page so do join us 🙂
Oosterbaan, M., van de Kamp, L. and Bahia, J. (2019), Global Trajectories of Brazilian Religion: Lusospheres, London: Bloomsbury Publishing.
ICSOR Newsletter Posted
The recent Newsletter of the International Center for the Sociology of Religion has been posted on the organization’s website. http://www.icsor.it/
Available in both English and Italian, the newsletter contains information about:
- The ECSOR International Grant Program for 2020
- An announcement about the School for Advanced Training in the Sociology of Religion (SAFSOR), which will be held later this autumn.
- Two scholarships available to young researchers at the Summer School on Religions in San Cimignano.
- Reports on this year’s grant program and last year’s SAFSOR.
- Much other information.