- Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, 23 Everett St., Room 327
Cristine Hutchison-Jones joined the Petrie-Flom Center in 2013. Prior to joining Petrie-Flom she served as Briefing and Administrative Coordinator to the Provost at Harvard University. While also completing her graduate degree, Cristine managed the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts (now the Program in Scripture and the Arts) in the Department of Religion and coordinated the Religion and Literature graduate specialization in the Division of Religious and Theological Studies (now the Graduate Division of Religious Studies) at Boston University.
As Administrative Director at the Petrie-Flom Center, Cristine is engaged in program development, coordinates all Center events, and oversees the development and implementation of the Center's communications strategy. She manages all program operations and finance, oversees the administration of fellowship programs, coordinates Center research activities and publications, and supports Petrie-Flom faculty, staff, fellows, and students.
Cristine holds a PhD in Religious and Theological Studies from Boston University. Her research focused on American religious history, intolerance in the United States, and representations of minorities in American culture. Since 2015, she has served as a member of the American Academy of Religion's Applied Religious Studies Committee, which aims to expand discussion of careers for people with graduate training in the humanities beyond the traditional tenure track and to increase the AAR's resources for those who are exploring and pursuing such careers. The committee was formally recognized by the AAR's Board of Directors in January 2017, with Cristine slated to serve as Chair from 2017 to 2020.
Since January 2017, Cristine has also volunteered for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center as a member of the Community Awareness and Prevention Services (CAPS) team, which provides education and training at secondary schools and on college campuses, as well as to businesses, social services providers, community-based organizations, and communities on how to respond appropriately to survivors of sexual assault and how to foster cultures in our communities that reduce the occurrence of sexual violence in the first place.