Category Archives: Calls for Papers

CFP Divine Mobilities: How Gods and Spirits Move Through the World (P102)


The Impact of Law on Transnational Families’ Staying, Moving and Settling

For the EASA2018 conference: Staying, Moving, Settling (Stockholm August 14-17) we will convene a panel entitled

The Impact of Law on Transnational Families’ Staying, Moving and Settling.

Law shapes people’s decisions to stay, move, or settle. Institutions interpret international treaties and domestic legislation producing dynamic categories of deserving and undeserving migrants. Transnational families use, avoid or subvert this law to facilitate migration and maintain kinship.

To propose a paper please use the EASA conference website: https://nomadit.co.uk/easa/easa2018/conferencesuite.php/panels/6592

Deadline for paper proposals is April 9

Long abstract

Law and routine legal practice fundamentally shape people’s attitudes towards staying in a country, their choices about moving overseas, and their options for settling abroad.

Individual migrants’ interactions with bureaucrats, lawyers, advocacy organizations, and judges produce dynamic categories of deserving and undeserving migrants. The resulting legal statuses create, reunite or break transnational families, reconfiguring kin relations across borders.

This panel will bring together empirical research on the impact that family, citizenship and immigration, criminal, and human rights and refugee law has on family ties within differently positioned transnational families. Research sites might include CSOs, lawyers, government bureaucracies and families in any transnational context. We are interested in research focusing on either privileged or disadvantaged transnational family members; intersectional analyses of the legal production of categories of deserving and undeserving migrant kin; and critical enquiries into the concept of the transnational family.

Papers could discuss:

  • How migrants’ sources and levels of legal knowledge shape their use, avoidance or subversion of the law;
  • The “legal work” required to maintain family ties across borders;
  • The impact of international human rights law (eg. the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child) in lived experiences of attempting to reunite and settle;
  • The role of law breaking in sustaining the transnational family;
  • When law allowing or preventing migration contributes to power relations within transnational families;
  • The successes and failures of lobbying towards changing legal categorisations relevant to transnational families;
  • How transnational families’ experiences reflect, or do not, reflect political and public discourse about them.

Convenors

·         Jessica Carlisle (Newman University) 

·         Iris Sportel (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Kind regards,

Iris Sportel

 
dr. Iris Sportel
Institute for Sociology of Law/ Centre for Migration Law
Radboud University Nijmegen

Call for Papers: ASR 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) invites you to submit a paper and/or session proposal for our 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.  Our 2018 theme, “Strengthening Weak Ties to other Sociological Subdisciplines,” highlights themeeting overlap with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), Association of Black Sociologists (ABS), and other sociological associations.  Furthermore, the ASR Annual Meeting schedule maximizes participation opportunities for those who are interested in both the ASR and the ASA Religion Section activities.

Please visit our website at https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/annual-meeting/ for more information.  To submit a paper and/or session proposal, log into your ASR member account.  If you are not a current ASR member, you may join the association by visiting our home page at https://www.sociologyofreligion.com/

Please contact Program Chair Jerry Park at jerry_park@baylor.edu with any ASR Annual Meeting questions. 

Muslims in the UK and Europe Symposium 2018 – CALL FOR PAPERS – EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Muslims in the UK and Europe

Postgraduate Symposium, University of Cambridge, 18 June 2018

 Organised by the Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge

The University Of Cambridge Centre Of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK and Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium, taking place on 18 June 2018, will be a platform for students to present and exchange current research on any topic in this field in a dynamic forum. While historical or theoretical context is valuable, we also invite papers to present, analyse or interpret research findings, data or material. The symposium will take place at The Moller Centre, Cambridge. Accommodation will be covered by the Centre of Islamic Studies and travel bursaries will be available.

To apply; please submit a 500-word abstract, with curriculum vitae outlining current research interests, to cis@cis.cam.ac.uk by Monday 12March 2018.  – DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR 1 WEEK

Successful candidates will be notified by Monday 26 March 2018 and invited to submit draft papers of no more than 3000 words by Monday 11 June 2018.

For further information, please contact cis@cis.cam.ac.uk

For more information about the Centre of Islamic Studies please visit: www.cis.cam.ac.uk

Administrator

Centre of Islamic Studies

Cambridge University

AAR Religion and Migration Unit Call for Papers

The AAR has extended its deadline for submissions to March 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm ESTSubmission link:
https://papers.aarweb.org

AAR Religion and Migration Unit Call for Papers

The Religion and Migration Unit seeks proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to be held in Denver, Colorado related to the following themes:

• First, second, and third generation migrant differences in religious identity (construction, maintenance or conversion in the diaspora)
• Forced migration, religion, and refugees
• Religion, migration, and Paganism
• Religion, migration, and transcending difference through performance
• Religion, migration, and film
• Religion, migration, and the politics of a good death

We also invite submissions for a possible co-sponsored session with the Religion in Europe Unit on the following topic:

• The role of religion in migration both to and within Europe, either historical or contemporary. This includes the religious ramifications of forced migration to Europe and the rise of the alt-right in Europe in relation to non-majority religious groups and migration. Co-sponsored with the Religion and Migration Unit and the Religion in Europe Unit.

Finally, we offer an open call for any other topics dealing with religion and migration, especially proposals that address theoretical and methodical issues in the field of migration in relation to religious studies.

Chair – Ramji, Ruby, Cape Breton University
Chair – Marshall, Alison, Brandon University

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting CFP

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting CFP  Deadline March 1, 2018

AAR Religion and Migration Unit Call for Papers

The Religion and Migration Unit seeks proposals for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion to be held in Denver, Colorado related to the following themes:

• First, second, and third generation migrant differences in religious identity (construction, maintenance or conversion in the diaspora)
• Forced migration, religion, and refugees
• Religion, migration, and Paganism
• Religion, migration, and transcending difference through performance
• Religion, migration, and film
• Religion, migration, and the politics of a good death

We also invite submissions for a possible co-sponsored session with the Religion in Europe Unit on the following topic:

• The role of religion in migration both to and within Europe, either historical or contemporary. This includes the religious ramifications of forced migration to Europe and the rise of the alt-right in Europe in relation to non-majority religious groups and migration. Co-sponsored with the Religion and Migration Unit and the Religion in Europe Unit.

Finally, we offer an open call for any other topics dealing with religion and migration, especially proposals that address theoretical and methodical issues in the field of migration in relation to religious studies.

Chair – Ramji, Rubina, Cape Breton University
Chair – Marshall, Alison, Brandon University

Prison and Religion in the Global South (SSM)

Call for Papers: Prison and Religion in the Global South
Social Sciences and Missions

 The journal Social Sciences and Missions is now planning a special issue on Prison and Religion in the Global South.

Prisons build an important interface of social and religious concern. They are communities operating with limited connection to the outside world and with their own resilient communal life. Penal communities are often dominated by prison gangs. Yet there are aspects to communal life in prison that are outside of gangs’ control, among them an occasionally vibrant religious life independent of outside initiative. At the same time, religious groups of Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, or other provenience, and, to a smaller extent, non-religious NGOs play a crucial role in bridging the gap between prison community and outside world. They provide crucial services that mitigate the hardships of prisons. For some religious groups, prisons offer an excellent ground for religious propagation and recruiting of followers. They see religious renewal in prison as a particularly striking and publicly attractive form of demonstrating the power of faith in transforming people.

Most scholarly research on religious interaction with penal populations relate to North America or Europe. Focusing on religions and prisons in the Global South, this special issue invites contributions from social science and religious studies.

 Topics include but are not limited to

 –       Religious and missionary agents in prison: motives, goals, and interests

–       Religious propagation in penal contexts: strategies and methods

–      Independent or indigenous religion in the penal context and its interaction with missionary initiatives;

–       Religion, gang culture, and penal community life

–       Conversion, conversion narratives, and deconversion in the penal context

–       Religious ministry in prison and its effectiveness in rehabilitation

–       Faith and adjustment to prison life

–       Religion and prison administration: convergences and tensions

–       State administration of religious affairs in prison

–       Religion, penal politics, and human rights

–       Comparative approaches to religious ministry in different penal contexts of the Global South

–       Chaplains and volunteers in prison ministry

–       Religion and restorative justice

–       Religious influences on penal ideologies

–       Religion and the death penalty

–       New Religious Movements in prison

 

We invite contributions of original research with a maximum length of 8,000 words. We encourage interested contributors to first submit by email an abstract of around 100 words by April 30, 2018 in order for us to gain a preliminary understanding of your submission plans. Please send your abstract to the guest editor Tobias Brandner (tobias@cuhk.edu.hk or tobiasbran@gmail.com) or the journal’s editor Jayeel Cornelio (jcornelio@ateneo.edu). You may also contact either one of them for further information and questions. Please take note of the submission guidelines that can be found on the journal’s website (http://www.brill.com/social-sciences-and-missions).

Submission deadline for the full paper: October 31, 2018

________________________________________________
Jayeel Cornelio, PhD

Director, Development Studies Program (on leave)

Ateneo de Manila University
Visiting Professor
Divinity School of Chung Chi College
Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders

Society for the Scientific Study of Religion | 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Papers 
 
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion invites individual paper, topical session, and author-meets-critics proposals for our 2018 annual meeting, which will take place October 26-28 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The theme of the meeting is “Religion and Power: The Creation, Reproduction and Deconstruction of Social Orders.” The deadline to submit abstracts is March 31, 2018, and decision notifications will be made by April 30, 2018.
 
Please visit the annual meeting information page on our website at http://sssreligion.org/annual-meeting/information/. There you will find links to our call for papers, conference registration, and hotel booking.
 


Roman R. Williams, Ph.D.

Executive Officer, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion


Tel. 616.526.6026


roman.williams@calvin.edu

ARSR – Call for Manuscripts

CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS

ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

Volume 11 (forthcoming 2020)

CHINESE RELIGIONS GOING GLOBAL

Edited by:
Nanlai Cao (Renmin University of China), Giuseppe Giordan (University
of Padova, Italy) and Fenggang Yang (Purdue University, USA)

Four decades of economic reform and opening up in China has brought
about dramatic social and cultural changes associated with
globalization. As China is being increasingly integrated into global
economy, more and more Chinese live transnational lives and practice
religion globally. So far the scholarship of the interrelationship
between religion and globalization in the Chinese religious field has
primarily been set in the historical context of the encounter between
Western Christian missionaries and local Chinese agents.
By now the relationship has become substantially diversified, with an
increasing number of Chinese people going abroad for various religious
as well as non-religious reasons, including planting new temples and
churches to reach local people as well as serving the Chinese
diaspora. At the present stage of China’s globalization, there is an
intellectual urgency of going beyond the China/West dichotomy in the
common narrative of globalization that assumes western concepts and
forces transform the lives of local Chinese people.
This volume seeks to challenge the dichotomous ordering of the western
global and the Chinese local, and add a new perspective for
understanding religious modernity globally. To explore these issues we
propose to include articles on the following themes, covering a range
of different religions and geographic areas:

1.      Changing state-religion dynamics and the globalization of Chinese religions
2.      The rise of new diasporic religious communities, networks and movements
3.      Interreligious dialogue and politics in the context of China’s
globalization
4.      Chinese religions in the transnational context of secularism,
cultural pluralism, and multifaith societies
5.      Transnational Chinese religions and emerging information technologies
6.      Religion among the second generation Chinese immigrant youth
7.      Transnational Chinese religiosities and gender relations

Please send proposals (400 words) and a brief bio to Giuseppe Giordan
(giuseppe.giordan@unipd.it)

Deadlines:
Submission of proposals: June 30, 2018
Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2018
Completed manuscripts (7,000 words): June 30, 2019