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Religious Studies and Repression A(nother) Cautionary Tale

by Aaron W. Hughes Last week I wrote on my recent experiences during an interview for an endowed position in Jewish studies. I had been “long shortlisted,” and on the Skype interview was informed that a non-academic from the local … Continue reading

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Laying it All Out: On Moving from Dissertation-to-Book Series

Dissertation vs. Book: What’s the Difference? by Aaron W. Hughes No matter what your well-intentioned committee may tell you, your dissertation is not a book. A book is not a dissertation from which you have simply removed the review of … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Members of the American Academy of Religion

Dear Colleagues, I was surprised to see the nominations for Vice President that were put forth by the AAR’s Nominating Committee this year. Both candidates are Christian ethicists/theologians. While colleagues tell me that at least one of them is a … Continue reading

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The Birmingham Quran and the Palimpsest of History

Note: This post originally appeared on the Marginalia Los Angeles Review of Books blog. by Aaron W. Hughes We like nothing more than a really big story about religion. If we are religious, it makes us feel good about ourselves … Continue reading

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When Bad Scholarship Is Just Bad Scholarship: A Response to Omid Safi

by Aaron W. Hughes I’ve never been called a racist before. Yet, if Omid Safi’s undocumented musings about the current state of Islamic Studies is to be believed, I am one of several non-Muslims who have the nerve to attack and critique … Continue reading

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AAR — Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group, Baltimore, 2013

  2013 Panels: November 23-26 Baltimore, MD  The mission of the AAR Comparative Approaches to Religion and Violence Group (CARV) is to foster interdisciplinary analyses and methodologies for the expanding field of religion and violence. In our inaugural year at … Continue reading

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