Stories about "Cynthia Baker"
With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bates looks forward to advancing broad diversity among its faculty. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Bates announces faculty promotions including tenure and full professorships

Sunday, May 8, 2016 11:35 am

Learn who's received tenure and a promotion to full professor, and read their "Why I teach" statements.

Ask Me Another: Cynthia Baker, religious studies professor

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Cynthia Baker examines a ‘fraught’ identity term: ‘Jew’ Associate Professor of Religious...

Religion professor receives NEH grant for 'identity terms' research

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 12:00 am

"Identity terms" are the words that people use to affiliate themselves and others with particular groups — ethnic, racial, religious, social and so on. Cynthia Baker, associate professor of religious studies at Bates, recently received $50,400 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support her research into one of history's most fraught identity terms: "Jew," a word that can convey praise, pride, prejudice or pure description.