Curtis Hutt, PhD
- Associate Professor of Religious Studies
- Executive Director, Goldstein Center for Human Rights
- Director of Programming, Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies
- ASH 206
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 the founding director of UNO's new Leonard and Shirley Goldstein Center for Human Rights. He also serves as the Director of Programming at the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies.
Curtis has two additional graduate degrees, one in Philosophy and another in the history of religions 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. Curtis has also written on contemporary Jewish philosophy, pilgrimage, and religious ethics. In 2013, Curtis published his first book with SUNY Press on religion and the representation of the past. He has recently edited a second volume for Routledge’s Jewish Studies Series titled “Jewish Religious and Philosophical Ethics.” Curtis just published a third book on feminist historiography – “The Sorrows of Mattidia” – which examines the portrayal of Jewish and Christian women in late antiquity. Curtis' latest work published in ID:International Dialogue is on the study of historical subaltern religious practices
In addition to teaching Judaic Studies (Hebrew Bible/Jewish Thought and Practice), Curtis also teaches the Religion and Critical Thought class at UNO as well as courses on women and religion, apocalypticism, and Jerusalem. Curtis is a long-time moderator and panelist at the Middle East Forum and also serves on the faculty advisory board of Islamic Studies. He is a co-founder of SPHRS and continues to work on the Medical Humanities initiative. 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.