The SSCR is accepting proposals from ABDs and recent PhDs to present their work during our annual luncheon roundtable at the AAR meeting in San Diego in November 2019. This event showcases new research in the field by emerging scholars who are completing or just completed their dissertation work. The short presentations may focus on recent field or archival work, or on a new critical framework of analysis of Chinese religions.

Nominations by thesis advisors, dissertation committee members, as well as self-nominations are welcome. Please include the following in your application:

a)     a brief prospectus of no more than 300 words on your topic of presentation;

b)    a short abstract of your dissertation, including title and members of committee (no more than 100 words);

c)     your current status (such as PHD and date of completion; ABD and projected date of completion; academic affiliation, if any). 

Please send inquiries and submissions to Gil Raz <> and Anna Sun <>.  Proposals will be evaluated by the SSCR Board.

Deadline for proposals: September 1, 2019.

American Academy of Religion Meeting & Exhibition is a 4-day event being held from 23rd November to 26th November 2019 in San Diego, California. At the cost of $20 per person, register to join our luncheon at the meeting by clicking the button below:

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