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Regional Scholars

Regional Scholar Awards

The Regional Scholars’ Program has been developed by the Society of Biblical Literature’s Council of Regional Coordinators to recognize promising younger scholars in the field of biblical studies. Its objective is to encourage their intellectual development through a mentoring program and to provide practical assistance in securing a place to present their work at the Society’s Annual Meeting. Information on the application process is available from the Regional Coordinator of each region.

Regional Scholar Award Program Policy

More information on opportunities to present at regional meetings and applying for a Regional Scholar Award is available on the webpages of individual regional meetings.

2017 Awards
duncan picture   Carrie Elaine Duncan is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia. She earned a BA in Archaeology from Tufts University in 2000; an MA in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 2004; and an MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008 and 2012, respectively. She received both a Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Fellowship and a UNC Royster Society Fellowship for her dissertation research on representations of gender in Late Antique Jewish funerary inscriptions. Carrie has participated in numerous archaeological projects in Italy, Greece, Israel, and Jordan. She is currently a senior staff member with the Petra North Ridge Project and Tall al-Umayri Excavations and is the assistant director of the Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project. Her recent research investigates expressions of religiosity among Roman soldiers in southern Jordan during the fourth century.
hoklotubbe picture   T. Christopher Hoklotubbe (Th.D., Harvard Divinity School, 2015) will be joining Cornell College this Fall, as an assistant professor of Religion. Previously he was the Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University. His forthcoming book, Civilized Piety: The Rhetoric of PIETAS in the Pastoral Epistles and the Roman Empire (Baylor University Press, 2017), examines the sociopolitical func¬tions that “piety” served within various cultural fields of the ancient Medi-terranean world. This study argues that ancient discourses on piety illuminate the Pastoral Epistles’ own strategies of negotiating imperial cul¬ture and brokering power among patrons and rival religious experts. Chris’s scholarship is driven by his interest in how early Christian constructions of identity, ethics, and theology reflect a dynamic engagement with the Roman Empire and philosophical traditions.

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