Brian Britt received his Ph.D. in Religion and Literature at the University of Chicago in 1992. He is a Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech. His teaching areas include Religion and Literature; Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; and Judaism, Christianity, Islam. His research relates ideas of authority and writing from the Hebrew Bible to contemporary culture. His third single-authored book, Biblical Curses and the Displacement of Tradition, appeared in 2011, and he is currently writing abook about current debates in religion and culture with the working title “Walter Benjamin Today: Tradition and Agency.”
Professor Britt is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the International Walter Benjamin Association.