Stories about "Cynthia Baker"
12 writing tips from Bates students and professors

Thursday, November 2, 2017 11:38 am

“Nothing that comes after the phrase ‘throughout history’ is true.”

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 and the fraught identity term ‘Jew’

Friday, August 27, 2010 2:00 pm

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Cynthia Baker is something of an expert...

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.