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Religion and American Culture Caucus

About Us

What is a caucus?

A caucus is an interest-based network of ASA members. Caucuses sponsor panels, hold social and business meetings, and provide opportunitites for members with similar interests to come together, in person and in cyberspace. For more, check out the ASA website.

What is this caucus?

This caucus grew out of a session on teaching religion in the American Studies classroom at ASA 2002 in Houston. The enthusiam for the session led to the founding of the Religion and American Culture Caucus. We aim to bring scholars together to discuss teaching and research at the intersection of American religion and American Studies, both broadly understood.

We have members whose primary disciplinary affiliations are in American Studies, History, Religious Studies, English, and many more fields of study.

How do I join?

Joining is easy—just follow the instructions on the right hand column of this page.

Once you have joined, you can begin to add posts to the Community Blog, and events to the Events section of the main page.  Check back to this site frequently for announcements regarding events at the annual ASA convention and others Caucus activities.