Ph.D. Brown University, 2007
Curtis Hutt teaches Judaic Studies at UNO. He received his Ph.D. in Religion and Critical Thought from Brown University where he wrote his dissertation on the ethics of historical belief. The bulk of Curtis' work is related to the representation of sacred pasts in Jewish and Christian traditions with a focus on the history of Jerusalem. Curtis is presently Special Projects Coordinator at UNO's Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.
Curtis has two additional graduate degrees, one in Philosophy and another in the history of religion with a focus on Judaisms during the Second Commonwealth Period and the earliest Christianities. He has published on a variety of topics related to latter, including articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls, religious specialists in ancient Judaisms, and the origins of Christian anti-Semitism. He has also published on contemporary Jewish philosophy, pilgrimage, and comparative religious ethics. In 2013, Curtis published his first book with SUNY Press on religion and the representation of the past. Presently, he is working on a second book related to the portrayal of Jewish and Christian women in antiquity.
In addition to teaching courses in Judaic Studies (Hebrew Bible / Jewish Thought and Practice) and the Methods and Phenomena in Religious Studies class at UNO, Curtis has also taught upper level classes on Jerusalem, Christians and Israel, Apocalypticism, and Holy Land Pilgrimages. He is the moderator of the Middle East Forum and also serves on the faculty advisory board of Islamic Studies. Most summers, Curtis can be found in Jerusalem where he spends time working with local and international scholars as well as writing and presenting his own research.
The photo at right was taken on a 2013 trip to Israel. Dr. Hutt is standing in front of the Ardon Windows at the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.