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Pan-Atlantic Scholarship Initiative

The African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) and the Journal of Africana Religions have forged a multifaceted partnership that will advance the global study of Africana religions. 

The new partnership’s most ambitious component is the creation of pan-Atlantic research teams that will bring together scholars from Africa, Europe, and the Americas for collaborative research and writing.

Under the partnership agreement, AASR is a Journal of Africana Religions partner, and AASR members working in Africa receive complimentary e-subscriptions to the journal.

The Journal of Africana Religions also plays a role at the AASR’s biennial conferences.

Both groups render mutual support to social media and communications strategies as well. Founded in 1992 in Harare, Zimbabwe, the AASR promotes the study of religions in Africa through international collaboration in research, publishing, and teaching. AASR is an affiliate organization of theInternational As­so­ci­­ation for the History of Religions. It provides a scholarly network for scholars across the African continent, Europe, and North America through its conferences in Africa, its online discussion group, its own e-journal on African and African diasporic religions, and annual meetings at the American Academy of Religion and African Studies Association conferences. AASR also supports the Journal of Religion in Africa.