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Kirsten Darby Smith

9th Year Ph.D. Student

Kirsten Darby Smith

Educational Background

  • MA, 2012, UNC Charlotte, Religious Studies 
  • BA, 2009, Summa cum Laude, Lycoming College, Archaeology & Culture of the Ancient Near East, German, and Religion


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.  

committee members

Lauren Monroe (Chair), Ross Brann (Co-Chair), Kim Haines-Eitzen


  • Near Eastern Studies


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