Welcome to the IAHR Women Scholars Network

This network has been founded to provide a forum for women in Religious Studies throughout the world to be in contact with one another. The basic aim is to encourage scholarly exchange, as well as to help solidify friendships that have begun at various IAHR conferences in different countries and regions.

Through this website, the IAHR Women Scholars Network aims to provide the following:

  • An Email List where we plan to post announcements regarding upcoming conferences, in addition to research grants and scholarly opportunities
  • A resources page for the posting of recent publications, bibliographies, syllabi and course outlines, reports of latest research and other pertinent information
  • A place where participants can share conference photos and reports
  • Links to other associations and networks that could prove helpful for research


We hope to provide a venue for dialogue on topics of mutual academic and professional interest.

Dissertation Fellowship Scholar

The Humanities and Social Change Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Dissertation Fellowship Scholar for the academic year 2018-2019. Applicants must be advanced to candidacy at an accredited university. The fellowship is open to both domestic and international applicants.

For our dissertation fellowship scholar positions, we seek applicants from all fields in the humanities, arts, and humanistic social sciences whose work contributes to our understanding of the epistemological and moral force of affective life in its varied range today (from resentment and rage, paranoia, anxiety, and despair; through addiction and distraction, boredom, indifference, greed and negligence; to trust, hope, care, and love). Through our year's work, we will seek to elucidate the roles that mood, sensibility, feeling, and other affective dispositions can play in shaping knowledge or belief about the true and the good; and we aim to examine the common tension or disjunction between such knowledge or belief and the lives we lead in practice. The Center is especially interested in the latter problem insofar as it relates to questions of inter-generational responsibility and care for future generations. For more information, please visit http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/hsc/fellowships/.

Dissertation fellowship scholars will receive a salary of $30,000 in exchange for active participation in the Center's 2018-2019 program and contribution to its publishing projects. Teaching one undergraduate course during the year is also an option (but not a requirement) for interested fellows. Duration of the position is nine months, beginning in the fall quarter of the 2018-2019 academic year. Scholars are required to be in residence for the entirety of the Center's 2018-2019 program. The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

Primary consideration will be given to complete applications submitted by April 30, 2018, but all applications will be considered until positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01233 should include:

  • Cover letter summarizing the applicant's intellectual interests, scholarly training and their relevance to our year's theme
  • Project proposal: brief (750 word maximum) summary of a chapter-length written project (or, if appropriate, an art or film project) on our year's theme to be researched and brought to completion by the applicant during the 2018-2019 academic year
  • CV
  • Arrange for 2 letters of recommendation

The University of California is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.