The Australian Association for the Study of Religion (AASR) is an organisation whose mission is to foster the development of high quality scholarship about religion in Australia and the Asia-Pacific Region.
Both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in scope, our members come from a diversity of scholarly backgrounds and training, including Religious Studies, the Sociology of Religion, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Anthropology and Theology.
The AASR offesr a meeting place for scholars to engage, contest ideas and collaborate. Through our national conference, journal and newsletter we simultaneously contribute to the development of up and coming academics and promoting dialogue between world leading scholars on issues of national and international significance.
The AASR seek to actively engage with our members and welcome those who wish to contribute to existing and new initiatives.
Membership confers participation in the AASR program which includes:
* discounted admission to annual conferences;
*access to AASR publications (books and monographs);
* a subscription to Journal for the Academic Study of Religion;
* discounts on books published by the AASR and books published by Equinox;
* AASR Women and Religion Caucus;
* strong ties with institutions in Melanesia and New Zealand;
* access to the membership directory with research interests and members' current publications.
To become a member of the AASR or renew your membership please click here.
You can contact the AASR's Executive through through our Contact Us page.
President: Professor Cristina Rocha Western Sydney University
Vice-President: Dr Kathleen McPhillips University of Newcastle
Executive Officer and Public Officer: Dr Milad Milani Australian Catholic University
Communications Officer: Dr Enqi Weng Deakin University
Publications Chair: Professor Carole Cusack The University of Sydney
Women's Caucus Representative: Dr Anna Halafoff Deakin University
Journal Editor (s): Professor Douglas Ezzy University of Tasmania Higher Degree Research
Student Representative: Ms Tara Smith PhD Candidate, The University of Sydney