Karen Jennison


  • 1997- 2007 Blind reviewer of abstracts, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs section of American Public Health Association
    • Reviewed abstracts to determine whether they should be included in the annual meeting; 15-30 abstracts
  • 1997-2000 Permanent Organization Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • Attended yearly meeting; Reviewed & commented on material relating to by-laws etc.
  • 1995-96 Session organizer (2 sessions) Pacific Sociological Association
    • Organized sessions on Alcohol and Drugs:
      Incidence & patterns of use and Treatment
  • 1994-95 Session organizer Pacific Sociological Association
    • Organized one session on Alcohol and Drugs
  • 1994-95 Member of Program Committee, Pacific Sociological Association
    • Attended program committee meeting; contributed suggestions for sessions; one of the most important committees in the association
  • 1994 Member of Committee to select Outstanding Junior Scholar Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems
    • Read 25 entries, articles and books, and evaluated and ranked them.


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The Dechurched Project

In recent years many people have left organized religion because of issues with the institutional nature of mainstream religious structures.  In this project, we are looking for stories to help us understand how institutional religion in the United States is creating its own discontents. For more information: The Dechurched Project.

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Summer 2014 CANCELLED: due to travel warning on Egypt, ARAMFO as decided to postpone the 2014 Egypt trip o the summer of 2015. 

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