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Professor Carol Meyers Wins Biblical Society Mentoring Award
Durham, NC - Duke's Carol Meyers, a professor of religion, was recently cited by the Society of Biblical Literature for her work mentoring young scholars.
"We honor your dedication and thank you for advancing the status and role of women in Biblical Studies," the award read.
Meyers is a biblical archeologist who specializes in women in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Two of her notable books are Discovering Eve and Women in Scripture.
"It's incredibly gratifying to know that younger scholars feel I have been able to help them in some way," Meyers said.
One of the presenters of the award was Karla Bohmbach, who received her Ph.D. in religion from Duke in 1996 and is now an associate professor of religion at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. Meyers was Bohmbach's thesis adviser.
"She was the one who suggested my dissertation topic to me, when I was ready for it," said Bohmbach, whose thesis was on daughters in the Hebrew Bible. "She was really open to responding to what I needed and wanted."
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