Sophia Bor

MPhil Scholar


Sophia Bor was awarded the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarship to undertake the MPhil in Theology, Religion and Philosophy of Religion at the Faculty of Divinity (University of Cambridge) in 2021/22. This MPhil scholarship is provided by the Willie and Jo Kessler Masters Studentship at the Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust.

Sophia's research explored the reception of the biblical Joseph figure across ancient Jewish, Christian, and Islamic literature and consider his usage as a religious role-model. She focused various texts including Philo's De Iosepho and De Somniis II, and Joseph and Aseneth.

Sophia Bor studied Classics at undergraduate level and graduated in July 2021.

In 2020, Sophia was joint winner of the Woolf Institute's first William Kessler Essay Prize Competition. Her entry 'Secular Societies, Religious Followers: Opportunities? Challenges?' can be read here.

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