Prasad Elected AAR Vice President

Leela Prasad

Professor of Religious Studies Leela Prasad was recently elected vice president of the American Academy of Religion (AAR).

According to AAR, the vice presidency is a one-year term, followed by automatically becoming President-Elect, then President without additional elections: “During their tenure, the Vice President will have the opportunity to affect AAR policy in powerful ways; in particular, during the presidential year, the incumbent makes many of the appointments of members to openings on working groups. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, the Vice President also serves on the Executive, Audit, and Program Committees and is an ex officio member of the Committee on Professional Conduct.”

Prasad was elected to the post Nov. 4 by current AAR members.

With more than 5,000 members around the world, the AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion. Its mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.