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Curriculum Vitae

Monika Cornelia Müller

PhD Candidate (ABD)

 

Since 09/26/2011     Freelance copy-editor and research assistant

10/2010–03/2011    Adjunct faculty at the University of Bielefeld, Department of History, Philosophy, and Theology

04/2009–09/2011    Since the end of an independent curriculum for theologians at the Bethel institute of the Kirchliche Hochschule (i.e. “Protestant University”) Wuppertal/Bethel “simple” PhD candidate again (finalizing my thesis on royal women in the Hebrew Bible and the ANE, cf. below)

09/2007–03/2009    Assistant Professor (ABD, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) for Old Testament Studies at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, Arbeitsbereich Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany

09/2004–08/2007   In-house editor of the “Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception” (EBR) and copy-editor of the Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) for Walter de Gruyter Publishers, Berlin, Germany (http://www.degruyter.de/indexEn.cfm)

09/2001–08/2004   Assistant Professor (ABD, Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) for Old Testament Studies at the Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel, Bielefeld (same institution as above, 2007–09, the title of this institution changed due to fusion), dispatched as vicar for special purposes by the Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau, Darmstadt, Germany, my home church

09/2000–08/2001   Scholarship and participation in the courses of the interdisciplinary Graduate school “Religion und Normativität” (“religion and normativity”) at the  University of Heidelberg, Germany

01/1998–06/2000   Scholarship grant of the Hessische Lutherstiftung, Darmstadt, Germany

1997                         Start of research for my PhD thesis “Rollen und Machtpositionen von Frauen an den Königshöfen des Alten Orients und in der Hebräischen Bibel” (Female roles and positions of power at ancient Near Eastern and Biblical royal courts), advisor: Prof. Dr. Christa Schäfer-Lichtenberger, Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel), in addition attending classes in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Heidelberg (Akkadian, Religious and Cultural History of the ANE etc.)

10/1992–09/1997  Additional Studies in Cultural Anthropology (major subject), Sociology (minor subj.) and Theology (minor subj.) leading to a M.A. degree at the  Ruprechts-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Nov. 1996                Erstes Theologisches Examen (1st exam in theology) at the Evangelische Kirche in Hessen und Nassau (EKHN, Darmstadt, Germany; equivalent to a M. Div.)

10/1988–11/1996  Student of Protestant Theology at the University of Frankfurt (Main), Germany (19881990) and University of Heidelberg (19901996)

1988                         Abitur (German Baccalaureat) at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Schule (High School) in Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany

1969                         born in Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany

Courses taught[a]

WS 2010/11   Seminaries “Bibelkunde Altes Testament” (~ Introduction to the Old Testament) and “Israel und die fremden Völker” (~Israel and the Nations) at the University of Bielefeld, Germany

WS 2008/09   Reading course “Hebrew II” (intermediate level): texts from Isaiah, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, Arbeitsbereich Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany

SoSe 2008      Introductory course (Übung): “Frauen in den Samuel- und Königebüchern” (Women in the books of Samuel and Kings), Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel, Arbeitsbereich Bethel

WS 2007/08   Reading course “Hebrew II” (intermediate level): texts from the books of Samuel, Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel

WS 2003/04 + SoSe 2004: Introductory course (Übung): “Königinnen im Alten Orient und im Alten Testament” (Queens in the ANE and the Hebrew Bible), Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany

SoSe 2003    Introductory course (Proseminar): “Einführung in die Methoden der alttestamentlichen Exegese” (Introduction to the methods of Old Testament exegesis), Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel

                   Introductory course: “Bilder von Macht und Herrschaft im Alten Orient und im Alten Testament” (Images of power and dominion in the ANE and the Old Testament) as part of a summer course on power and dominion, Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel

WS 2002/03 Introductory course (Proseminar): “Einführung in die Methoden der alttestamentlichen Exegese” (Introduction to the methods of Old Testament exegesis), Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel

SoSe 2002    Co-teaching in the introductory course (Proseminar) “Einführung in die alttestamentliche Exegese” (Introduction to the methods of Old Testament exegesis) together with my advisor, Prof. Dr. Christa Schäfer-Lichtenberger, Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel

WS 2001/02    Introductory course (Übung): Introduction to the Old Testament (“Bibelkunde Altes Testament”), Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel

WS 2000/01+ SoSe 2001  Member of the steering committee of the International Symposion on “Myths of  Creativity – The Anthropology of Creativity in between Hybris and Innovation”, Heidelberg, 11/7-11/10, 2001

 

Lectures and Papers

08/08/2013  Short paper “Childhood in the Palace—Preliminary and Methodological Considerations,” XXIst Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)  in Munich, Germany

07/06/2011  Short paper “Asherah and Female Fertility—Revising a Problematic Relationship,” SBL International Meeting, London 7/4–7/7, 2011

08/03/2010   Short paper “The Household of the Queen and Queen Mother in Neo-Assyrian and Biblical Sources,”  XXth Congress of the  International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT)  in Helsinki, Finland (01.-06.08.2010)

11/24/2008    Paper “Royal Women Public and Private: A Spatial Analysis”, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., USA

10/10/2008    3 lectures during the “GENIALE”, a special public information day on science and scholarship in Bielefeld, held at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/ Bethel, Arbeitsbereich Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany:

                        – “Sanherib vor Jerusalem: Bibel- und Geschichtswissenschaft Hand in Hand” (Sanherib Besieging Jerusalem: biblical and historical scholarship hand in hand)

                        – “Skandal im Königshaus: Biblische Frauen und die Macht” (Scandal in the Palace: biblical women and power)

                        – “Warum Esther nicht in Ohnmacht fiel: Bibelübersetzungen und ihr Frauenbild” (Why Esther Did Not Faint: Bible translations and their view of women)

10/30/2004   Lecture: “Alttestamentliche Frauengestalten in der Kunst” (Women in the OT and Fine Arts), Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany

07/04/2003   Lecture: “Von Nebenfrauen und Mägden: Alttestamentliche Frauengestalten am Rande des Vergessens”  (Of Concubines and Maidens: Women in the OT on the verge of oblivion), Kirchliche Hochschule Bethel, Bielefeld, Germany

Publications

2011  “The Households of the Queen and Queen Mother in Neo-Assyrian and Biblical Sources,” in “My Spirit at Rest in the North Country” (Zechariah 6.8): Collected Communications to the XXth Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Helsinki 2010 (BEATAJ 57; eds. Hermann Michael Niemann & Matthias Augustin; Frankfurt am Main et al.: Peter Lang), 241263.

2009    “Ahimelech,” in: Hans-Josef Klauck et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol.1, Berlin/New York (de Gruyter), 652-656.

2005    “Von Herrinnen, Mägden und ungleichen Schwestern: Weibliche Konkurrenz im Alten Orient und in der Hebräischen Bibel,” Wort und Dienst 28: 27–51.

2003    “’Er ist dein Herr – wirf dich vor ihm nieder!’ (Ps 45,12): Einige Bemerkungen zu Psalm 45, zur königlichen Hochzeit und zur Hofetikette, Wort und Dienst 27: 107–130.**

2000   “Delitzsch, Franz,” in Metzler Lexikon christlicher Denker: 700 Autorinnen und Autoren von den Anfängen des Christentums bis zur Gegenwart, (ed. Markus Vinzent; Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler), 194-195.

2000    “Wellhausen, Julius”, in Metzler Lexikon christlicher Denker: 700 Autorinnen und Autoren von den Anfängen des Christentums bis zur Gegenwart, (ed. Markus Vinzent; Stuttgart/Weimar: Metzler), 728-730.

 ** Due to a technical error beyond my control, some transliteration characters have been misrepresented throughout this article. Thus you should - so-to-say in a qere perpetuum - replace ð with š, Ð with Š, and ç with ē. I apologize for the inconvenience!

Languages

German (native speaker)

English (~ European C1 level), French (B 1/2), Italian (A 2)

Latin, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew (incl. teaching experience, cf. above), Ugaritic, Aramaic, Akkadian

Lakota (Sioux), Nahuatl (Aztec) [basic knowledge only in both languages]

 

Honorary appointments

1983-1990       Honorary Sunday School and catechumen teaching in my home church (Ev. Kirchengemeinde Bad Homburg-Gonzenheim, Germany)

since 1997       Vice-president of “Nedawah e.V.”, a registered society for the promotion and funding of biblical archaeology, Heidelberg, Germany

Last updated August 26, 2013


[a] WS—winter semester, SoSe—summer semester

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