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American Examples is a collaborative working group for early career scholars who study religion in America, broadly conceived, from a variety of disciplines. That is, it is for scholars from any discipline who study “something someone called religion somewhere someone called America.” The program is generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. American Examples engages the study of religion in America across three areas: research, teaching, and digital public scholarship. Drawing on expertise from across the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, American Examples offers scholars an opportunity to do work that transgresses and exceeds the academic and geographic boundaries of “American religion” or “American religious history.”

American Examples seeks applications for participants in its 2024 program. AE consists of three two-day workshops, each with its own focus: research, digital public scholarship, and teaching. The workshops are hosted at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and led by mentors drawn from the faculty of the Department of Religious. Travel, lodging, and meals in Tuscaloosa for participants are paid for by American Examples.