APARRI 2023 Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: March 31

The Asian Pacific American Religions Research Initiative (APARRI) is the largest and longest running interdisciplinary conference series in the United States addressing issues of religion and race in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Since 1999, APARRI gatherings have provided opportunities for scholars and community leaders involved in work on Asian American and Pacific Islander religion to share research, exchange ideas, and build collaborative relationships.

As we gather at UC Berkeley, the site where the Asian American movement emerged in the late 1960s, we invite participants to reflect upon our radical past as we envision radical futures in Asian Pacific American religions and communities. What revolutionary hopes and dreams do we have? How can we break out of conventional ways of thinking and imagine new worlds or possibilities? What is – or should be – the future of Asian Pacific American religious studies?

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • APA religions and new forms of religious expression, spirituality and community
  • APA religions and decolonial futures
  • APA religions and abolition of carcerality
  • APA religions and new modes of activism
  • APA religions and queer futures
  • APA religions in an age of political polarization
  • APA religions in the digital age
  • APA religions and healing of trauma and old wounds
  • APA religions and multiracial/multi-religious alliances
  • APA religions reclaiming wisdom from our ancestors

Learn more about this opportunity here.