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Celebrating Dr. Gale A. Yee


PANAAWTM members celebrated with Dr. Gale A. Yee (bottom row, first from the left) at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature on November 24, 2019


In 2019, Dr. Gale A. Yee became the first Asian American and first woman of color to serve as the President of the Society of Biblical Literature in its 139 years of history!

Dr. Gale A. Yee is the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies emerita at the Episcopal Divinity School. She is a pioneer in the study of women and the Hebrew Bible and Asian American feminist biblical criticism. Among her books are Poor Banished Women of Eve; Judges and Method; and The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives.


Yee was honored as a qianbei ("respected elder") at the 2014 International Congress of Ethnic Chinese Biblical Scholars, received the Graduate Theological Foundation's Krister Stendahl Medal in 2015, and received the Society of Biblical Literature's "Status of Women in the Profession Committee Mentor Award" in 2016.

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