Introducing the Kore Award Commission Judges

The Kore Award Commission, charged with giving the 2012 Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Women and Mythology, has established its panel of judges for the 2012 award:

Candace C. Kant, Ph.D., is an Emerita Professor of History with the College of Southern Nevada.  She is co founder of Goddess Ink, LTD. a press dedicated to publishing scholarly and creative books in the fields of Women’s Spirituality and Goddess Studies, and co editor of Heart of the Sun: An Anthology in Exaltation of Sekhmet.


Betz King, Ph. D.,  is a psycho-spiritual psychologist, and the Master’s Program Coordinator at The Michigan School of Professional Psychology.  Her dissertation, Bodyhood and Being-With: A woman’s experience of embodied spiritual empowerment, focuses on women’s experiences of body wisdom.

Dawn Work-MaKinne, Ph.D., is a 2010 graduate of the Union Institute and University with a doctoral concentration in Women’s Studies in Religion. Her dissertation, Deity in Sisterhood: The Collective Female Sacred in Germanic Europe, won both the 2010 ASWM Kore Award and the 2010 Marvin B. Sussman Award for Excellence given by the Union Institute. Dawn is on the faculty of the Women’s Thealogical Institute. She makes her home in Des Moines, Iowa.

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