Scholars of Race and Religion Symposium

August 20, 2023

Philadelphia, PA

Although knowledge creation in the area of race and religion is robust, it has been hampered by disciplinary silos. Sociology, religious studies, anthropology, psychology, and theology each inform understandings of how religion is raced, yet, too often, these scholarly initiatives operate in isolation.

To bridge these divides, we invite submissions to our first annual Race and Religion symposium. This symposium provides a full day of paper sessions and networking in the context of the annual meeting for the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Our goal is to continue building a network of scholars for collaboration and mutual edification in the study of race and religion.

Sessions include: Method and Theory in Social Scientific Approaches to Race and Religion; Race, Religion, and Antiracism; Race and Religion in a Global Context; Race, Religion, and Intersectionality; and a closing Salon featuring stories of Racial and Religious Identity

Please find the call for papers here: Race and Religion Symposium_2023_123

Interested participants should submit an abstract of no more than 250 words via this link. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm on March 10th


Thank you and see you in Philadelphia!


Oneya Fennell Okuwobi ( and Rachel Schneider (