Cathy Gutierrez

Curriculum Vitae


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Ph. D. Candidate

Dissertation: The Perpetual Millennium: Narrative Closure and the End of Days
Advisor: Patricia Cox Miller Committee: Michael Barkun, James B. Wiggins, and Phillip Arnold

PhD Comprehensive Examination Areas:
The Study of Marginal Religions: Medieval Heresy and Modern Millennialism
Critical Theory: Irony in the History of Textual Studies Early and Medieval Christianity:
The Place of the Body American Religions: Brigham Young
Jewish Sacred Texts: The Book of Daniel

MA, Religion, 1993 Comprehensive Examination Areas:
Methodological Perspectives: Freudian Psychoanalysis and Literary Theory
The Second Great Awakening: Issues of Sex and Gender
Hindu Sacred Texts: The Bhagavad Gita

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Field Study, 1992
Coursework: America and the Holy Land, 1620-1948
Concentration: Independent archival research on nineteenth-century travel literature

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie NY AB, 1989 Major: Religion Corollary: Soviet Studies
Thesis: "Psychoanalysis and Feminist Ethics"


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Instructor: Department of Religion, 1995-1996
University College, Syracuse, NY Instructor, Summer 1996
LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY Adjunct, Spring 1997


Instructor: Women and Religion, Spring 1997
The Bible, Summer 1996
Religion and Romanticism, Spring 1996
American Religions: Issues of Sex and Gender, Fall 1995
Judaic Literature, Spring 1995
Teaching Assistant: Benjamin Fellow Assistant to the Rudolph Chair of Judaic Studies, Fall 1994 Judaic Literature


"From Elecricity to Ectoplasm: Hysterical Pregancies in American Spiritualism," Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion, Buffalo, New York, forthcoming April 1997

"Representation and Ideals: The Construction of the Women of the Holy Land," Klutznick Symposium for Judaic Studies,

"Pilgrims and Travelers to the Holy Land," Creighton University, Omaha, NB, October 1994

Seminar series on Contemporary American Fiction: "Ritual Violence in Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery,'" and "Film and Text: The Semiotics of Ambrose Bierce's 'The Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,'" Newberry College, New Bedford, MA, August 1994

"Ritual Language, Political Language: Jewish Prayer in Exile," Symposium on Jewish Identity, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, April 1994

"The Physics of Divination," Guest lecturer, Philosophy: Science and Pseudo- Science, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, March 1993

"Rites of Passage: American Protestantism and the Beginnings of Bourgeois Tourism," America and the Holy Land, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, August 1992


"Representation and Ideals: The Construction of the Women of the Holy Land," Pilgrims and Travelers to the Holy Land: Papers from the Seventh Annual Klutznick Symposium for Judaic Studies. Omaha: Creighton University Press, 1995.


Syracuse University Summer Scholarship, 1995
Benjamin Fellow, Assistant to the Rudolph Chair of Judaic Studies, 1994-1995
Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship, 1991-1994
Member Alpha Kappa Beta chapter of Theta Chi Beta, Religion Honor Society, 1993-
American Friends of the Hebrew University Scholarship,
1992 Dorot Foundation Travel Grant, 1992
National Hispanic Merit Award, 1985


American Academy of Religion, 1991-
Massachusetts Association of American University Women, 1989-
Vassar College Alumnae/i Association, 1989-


History of Christianity Religion and Textual Studies Cultural Critique: Religion and the Body Feminist Theologies Modern and Postmodern Philosophy of Religion


Academic reading: French, Spanish and German