Scott Abbott received his Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Subsequently he has taught at Princeton, Vanderbilt University, BYU, and UVU. At UVU he is Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy.
Book publications include:
- Vampiri (Vampires - A Reasonable Dictionary. With Zarko Radakovic. Belgrade: Stubovi Kulture, 2008.)
- Fictions of Freemasonry: Freemasonry and the German Novel (Wayne State University Press, 1991)
- Ponavljanja (Repetitions: Travels in a Novel(ist)'s Landscape – with Zarko Radakovic. Belgrade: Vreme-knjige, 1994).
Book translations include:
- The German Army and Genocide: Crimes Against War Prisoners, Jews, and Other Civilians, 1939-1944. Ed. by the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. New York: The New Press, 1999
- Peter Handke’s A Journey to the Rivers or Justice for Serbia. New York: Viking, December 1996.
For his manuscript “Immortal For Quite Some Time,” Abbott received First Prize for Creative Non-Fiction in the Utah Arts Council 1994 Original Writing Competition. He was the jazz critic for the Salt Lake Observer, and with Sam Rushforth, wrote a column for Catalyst Magazine called “Wild Rides, Wildflowers: Biking and Botanizing the Great Western Trail.” Currently he writes a column for Catalyst called “On Words.”