American Examples is an annual working group, hosted at the University of Alabama, for young scholars of religion in America who are not currently on the tenure track. It is organized by REL’s Prof. Mike Altman and includes Prof. Steven Ramey and Prof. Vaia Touna as mentors.

The working group’s initial meeting is March 22-24, 2019, on the University of Alabama campus and then again at the annual meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Religion and the American Academy of Religion in the Fall of 2019. The workshop will culminate in an edited volume of papers produced by participants that will be submitted to the NAASR Working Papers series. Travel, meals, and lodging, for the workshop meeting at the University of Alabama will be funded by the Department of Religious Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences.

A new group of early career participants will be selected in the Fall of 2019 to participate in the second annual meeting.

Learn more about the first year’s participants here.