Author Archives: mattsheedy

“…But What Do You Study?”: NAASR Workshop on the Job Market

Alongside the AAR/SBL this year in Boston, NAASR will host its third annual job market workshop. This is a great opportunity for early career scholars to receive feedback on their application materials from senior scholars with experience navigating the job market. … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus? Ian Alexander Cuthbertson

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has been … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Barbara Krawcowicz

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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Religious Symbols with a Hipster-Sikh Twist

by Matt Sheedy For those paying attention to Canadian politics these days (beyond the occasional swoon-fest over Justin Trudeau, Canada’s “super hot Prime Minister”) one of the more popular figures to have emerged in recent months is Jagmeet Singh, a … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Jeffrey Wheatley

by Jeffrey Wheatley In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to … Continue reading

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Theses on Professionalization: Andrew Durdin

In this series with the Bulletin, we have asked 21 early career scholars to weigh in on Russell McCutcheon’s Theses on Professionalization, first published in 2007. In his 21 theses, McCutcheon offers advice to young scholars entering (or soon to enter) the job … Continue reading

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The Social Functions of Obligatory Denunciations

by Craig Martin This post originally appeared on the author’s blog. In preparation for a new course I’m teaching this fall, I’ve been reading a great deal on Islam. I’ve surveyed both scholarly and popular narratives on Islam, particularly as … Continue reading

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