- Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School, 23 Everett St., Room 327
Cristine Hutchison-Jones joined the Petrie-Flom Center in 2013, after two years as Briefing and Administrative Coordinator to the Provost at Harvard University. She previously managed the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts (now the Program in Scripture and the Arts) in the Department of Religion at Boston University. As Administrative Director, Cristine is engaged in program development and execution, 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, 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 Working Group, 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 group 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 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 to schools, college campuses, police, businesses, community-based organizations, and communities on how to respond appropriately to survivors of sexual assault and how to create school and workplace cultures that reduce the occurrence of sexual violence in the first place.