Since 1993

Welcome to SWCRS

The Southwest Commission on Religious Studies was established in 1974 to encourage, support, and coordinate scholarly activities in the field of religious studies in the Southwest. The Commission comprises the regional American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Society of Biblical Literature.

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Annual Conference

Join us for our annual conference as religious scholars, practitioners, and students gather to explore the exciting world of religious studies.

Grants and Awards

Supporting Religious Studies scholarship since 1974, SWCRS offers an array of grants and awards for regional scholars.

Partner Institutions

Comprised of six local academic societies, and supported by thirty colleges and universities, SWCRS brings together leading scholars across the Southwest US.



In Memoriam:

2021 Forwood Award Recipient Recognized

Congratulations to Professor John Francis Burke of Trinity University for receiving this year's ASSR Forwood Award.