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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.Nominations must be received by May 1st. Nominations received after the deadline will be considered for the following year.

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Status of Women in the Profession Mentor Award recipients:

      cswp-mentor 2020     

Devorah Dimant is Professor Emerita of Second Temple times and literature, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, at the University of Haifa, Israel. In addition to articles and edited volumes, her publications include Qumran Cave 4.XXI: Parabiblical Texts, Part 4: Pseudo-Prophetic Texts, DJD XXX; Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 2001); History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Collected Studies, FAT 90 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), and From Enoch to Tobit: Collected Studiesin Ancient Jewish Literature, FAT 114 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017).Dimant is an active participant in both the SBL and the World Organization for Jewish Studies.


Past Mentor Award recipients include:

2019 - Elizabeth A. Castelli and Beverly Roberts Gaventa
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 and Amy-Jill Levine


More information on the Status of Women in the Profession committee


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