Situated at the intersection of immigration and religion, this edited volume will address the theme of role that religion plays in an era featuring repressive immigration patterns. More specifically, the key research questions are: "What role(s) does religion play in a context of a repressive immigration system?" and "How can religion function as an ideology of repression, coping mechanism, and/or emancipatory/liberation movement?"
Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion (RSSSR) is an interdisciplinary, international peer-viewed annual series, which publishes new and innovative research within the social scientific study of religion or belief. Contributions span a range of theoretical orientations, geographic contexts and research methods, though most articles are reports of original quantitative or qualitative research related mainly to the sociology and/or psychology of religion. RSSR usually includes one or more guest-edited special sections that allows networks of researchers to report studies in areas that are or current interest or which are innovative and expanding the discipline into new areas. For 2021, RSSR will include special sections: (1) Cultural Blindness in Psychology and (2) Religion or Belief in Higher Education.