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Status of Women in the Profession Outstanding Service in Mentoring Awards

The Status of Women in the Profession Outstanding Service in Mentoring Awards
Each year at the SBL Annual Meeting, CSWP honors women who have been excellent mentors to women in the field. These mentors have provided invaluable guidance, advice, and encouragement. They serve as role models and assist other women in navigating career choices, building professional networks, and developing strategies for work-life balance. CSWP honors mentors in order to recognize their contributions and to encourage mentoring relationships. 

If you would like to nominate a mentor, please send your nomination with a descriptive letter of endorsement to Christl Maier. The deadline for 2020 Nominations has been extended to 1 June 2020. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Please join us in congratulating the 2019 Status of Women in the Profession Mentor Award recipients:

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Beverly Roberts Gaventa is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Baylor University, as well as Helen H.P. Manson Professor Emerita of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to articles and edited volumes, her publications include From Darkness to Light: Aspects of Conversion in the New Testament, Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus, Acts (ANTC series), Our Mother Saint Paul, and When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul. Gaventa is an active participant in both the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and SBL, where she has served in a variety of leadership positions. In 2016 Gaventa was president of SBL.

Elizabeth A. Castelli is Professor of Religion and Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women at Barnard College. She is author of two monographs, Imitating Paul and Martyrdom and Memory, and numerous journal articles and book chapters; co-author and editor of the Bible and Culture Collective’s Postmodern Bible; editor of several books and special issues of journals; and translator of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Saint Paul. She has served on the editorial boards of JBL, JECS, and JAAR. Her current book project focuses on confession in legal, geopolitical, religious, literary, and artistic contexts.

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Past Mentor Award recipients include:

2018 - Karen H. Jobes
2017 - Eileen Schuller
2016 - Gale Yee
2015 - April DeConick
2014 - Ann Brock
2013 - Elizabeth Struthers Malbon and Cheryl Kirk-Duggan
2012 - Helen R. Graham, M.M.
2011 - Barbara Reid and Musa Dube
2010 - Adele Reinhartz and Pamela Milne
2009 - Kathleen O'Brien Wicker 
2008 - Carol Meyers
2007 - Sharon Ringe
2006 - Marion Taylor and Donna Dykes
2005 - Mary Rose D'Angelo, Toni Craven, and Carol Newsom
2004 - Carolyn Osiek and Rebecca Idelstrom
2003 - Susan Hollis, Adele Reinhartz and Katharine Doob Sakenfeld
2002 - Athalya Brenner, Adela Yarbro Collins, Joanne Dewey, Ross Kraemer, and Phyllis Trible
2001 - Agneta Enermalm Tsiparis


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