| Birgit Meyer|
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Birgit Meyer (born 21 March 1960) is a German professor of religious studies at Utrecht University.
Meyer was born on 21 March 1960 in Emden. She studied comparative science of religion, pedagogy and cultural anthropology at the University of Bremen and the University of Amsterdam. She earned her PhD degree at the latter university in 1995 under doctoral advisors J. Fabian and H.U.E. Thoden van Velzen, with a thesis titled: Translating the devil. An African appropriation of pietist protestantism. The case of the Peki Ewe, 1847–1992. She was appointed as professor of religious studies at Utrecht University in 2011.
Meyer is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2007. In April 2015 Meyer won the Academyprofessors Prize of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and received a million euro grant.
In 2015 she was one of four winners of the Dutch Spinoza Prize and received a 2,5 million euro grant.