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For Prospective Authors:

1.) The methodological focus of the book must be ethnographic. The series welcomes qualitative, quantitative, virtual, as well as mixed ethnographic approaches to the study of religion.

2.) The Introduction should include be ethnographically centered and should include details of the author’s method.

3.) Ethnography must be foregrounded in each of the chapters.

4.) The author should look to her/his/their interlocutors as producers of theory and knowledge.

5.) The author should seek to make interventions in ethnographic methods as well as the study of religion.

Scheduling an Appointment:

If you would like to meet in person to discuss your project, Elaine and Kristy set-up half-hour appointments every November for the annual American Academy of Religion. We typically schedule half-hour conversations the Saturday-Monday of the annual meeting. If you are interested in scheduling a meeting, please contact us at our e-mail addresses.

Books Under Contract:

The “Where Religion Lives” book series was officially launched in November, 2017. We currently have four manuscripts out for peer review with outside reviewers. We have two books being published in 2020.

Interested In Submitting An Outline?

If you are interested in submitting an outline and chapter(s) for consideration in the series, please contact:

Elaine Maisner, Executive Editor, The University of North Carolina Press


Kristy Nabhan-Warren, Professor, The University of Iowa