The Seminar on Religion in the American West
at the American Academy of Religion
is a five-year seminar meeting for one session during each of
the AAR annual meetings from 2008 through 2012. For more information
about the Seminar, please contact the
Seminar on Religion in the American West
Presider, Jane Naomi Iwamura, University of Southern California
Travis Ross, University of Nevada, Reno
“Sectionalism in California’s Religious Periodicals: Place in Religious Rhetoric”
Jonathan William Olson, Florida State University
“Not Merely Asiatic but Pagan: Religion, Chinese Exclusion, and the American West”
Brett Hendrickson, Arizona State University
“Mexican-American Religious Healing and the American Spiritual Marketplace”
Barry Alan Joyce, University of Delaware
“Creating an Axis Mundi in the American Southwest: Religion, Science and the Sacred at Chaco Culture National Historical Park”
Respondent, Tisa Wenger, Yale University Divinity School
Online access to these papers will be available soon.
May 4, 2010
Imagining Territories: Land and Regional Identity in Colorado
Cara Burnidge, Florida State University
"Conquest, Freedom, and Redemption: Kansans' Identity as the Nation's
Spiritual 'Tuning Fork'"
Brandi Denison, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"Ponies, Plows, and Possibilities: Land in American Religious
Kathleen Holscher, Villanova University
Syllabus: "Religion along the American Frontier"
Quincy Newell, University of Wyoming
Syllabus: "Religion in the American West"
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Framing Issues in the Study of Religion in the American West
Sara Patterson, Hanover College
Rudy V. Busto, University of California, Santa Barbara
William Deverell, University of Southern California
Philip K. Goff, Indiana University and Purdue University, Indianapolis