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Karla Gail Bohmbach, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Department Chair, Religious Studies

Phone: 570-372-4167
Office Location: Bogar Hall - Rm 026
Office Hours: 12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m., TTH

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Academic Credentials:
PHD, Duke University
MA, Duke University
BA, Saint Olaf College

Bohmbach's work centers on the Hebrew Bible and feminist scholarship. Besides teaching Hebrew Bible and Introduction to Women's Studies, her other courses include Biblical Ethics, Women and Religion, The Bible and Archaeology, and Women in the Biblical Tradition. In 2008, Westminster John Knox Press published An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach, which she co-authored along with three colleagues. She is currently working on a book-length project analyzing the constructions of masculinity and femininity in the Hebrew Bible's rape accounts. In 2000 she became an authorized lay worship leader for the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the ELCA and in that capacity regularly supply preaches throughout central Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and the National Women's Studies Association.


  • HONS-301 300-Level Honors Seminar
  • JWST-201 The Hebrew Bible
  • JWST-207 Women in Biblical Tradition
  • RELI-102 Applied Biblical Ethics
  • RELI-201 The Hebrew Bible
  • RELI-207 Women in Biblical Tradition
  • RELI-209 The Bible and Archaeology
  • RELI-225 Women in Religion
  • RELI-500 Capstone
  • WMST-100 Introduction to Women's Studies
  • WMST-207 Women in the Biblical Tradition
  • WMST-225 Women in Religion
  • WMST-300 Women and Violence
  • WMST-500 Women's Studies Research

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