Sarah Iles Johnston elected president of the American Society for the Study of Religion (ASSR)

April 28, 2014

Sarah Iles Johnston, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of Religion and Professor of Classics, has just been elected president of the American Society for the Study of Religion (ASSR).  Her term will run for three years, from April 2014 to April 2017. The ASSR, founded in 1959, is a society of elected members whose purpose is to promote and advance the scholarly study of religion in its various forms, with particular emphasis on comparative approaches.  It draws its membership from faculty in the arts, humanities, and social sciences at North American colleges and universities.