2024 Webinars

The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion will be offering a series of webinars in 2024.  All webinars will be offered free of charge to attendees.

To register, send an email to office@sssreligion.org with the name of the webinar in the subject line.  You will be emailed the Zoom link to the webinar before the event.


You can view the webinar at: https://youtu.be/HmF5GxsKFv0

Monday, March 18, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Register by Friday, March 15, 2024 at office@sssreligion.org

Religious freedom has become a central issue in American and global politics.  This virtual panel will explore what religious freedom means to both dominant and subordinate religious groups.  Through a conversation among the panelists and the audience, the webinar will highlight the current debates and research about religious freedom.


Eric L. McDaniel, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin


Nazita Lajevardi, Department of Political Science, Michigan State University

Jason Klocek, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham

Gary Adler, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penn State University



You can view the webinar at: https://youtu.be/9CVMLPJbSUs

Friday, May 3, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EDT

Register by Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at office@sssreligion.org

From the perspective of a journal editor, this webinar will provide young scholars with tips they should consider when writing peer-reviewed manuscripts for publication.


R. Khari Brown, Department of Sociology, Wayne State University


You can view the webinar at: https://youtu.be/FBlpvdwUAok

Thursday, June 6, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  EDT

Register by Tuesday, June 4, 2024 by emailing office@sssreligion.org

A joint webinar of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) and the Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) on "Modesty in Orthodoxy: Jewish and Muslim Women" will take place on Thursday, June 6, 12:00-1:30 pm (EDT).

Practices of women’s modesty, such as donning modest attire, covering the head or abiding by traditional gender relations, has significant religious, cultural, and social importance in Jewish and Muslim communities. This webinar seeks to delve into motivations and practices of Orthodox Jewish and Muslim women in Canada, the U.S. and Israel. Bringing together scholars from these two groups, this webinar aims to explore the intersections of ethnoreligious belief and belonging, as well as the researchers’ worldviews and the ways these views shape the research process.



Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard University

Ilana Celeste, University of Pittsburgh 

Valentina Gaddi, University of Montreal, Canada 

Adina Bankier-Karp, Monash University, Australia 

Sawsan Kheir, University of Haifa, Israel and Åbo Akademi University, Finland



Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University



Ariela Keysar, Trinity College