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Kirsten Darby Smith

Graduate Student

Educational Background

  • Summa cum Laude from Lycoming College with a triple-major in Archaeology & Culture of the Ancient Near East, German, and Religion,
  • M.A. from UNC Charlotte in Religious Studies.  


Entitled "The Scroll of Antiochus: Identity in the Eastern Diaspora," her Master's thesis allowed her to explore issues of diaspora and identity through a text that retells the events of 1 and 2 Maccabees.  


  • Near Eastern Studies