Faculty Directory

Bernard Schlager

Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies; Executive Director, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (PSR); Director, Certificate of Sexuality and Religion (PSR)

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 849-8278
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Yale University, 1996

Research and Teaching Interests
  • LGBTQ Religious History
  • Welcoming Christianities
  • History of Sexuality
  • Medieval Social and Religious History
  • Queer Studies
  • LGBTQ Pastoral Care
Selected Publications
  • Ministry Among God’s Queer Folk: LGBT Pastoral Care, Pilgrim Press, 2007.
  • “Reading Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality as a Call to Action: Boswell and Gay-Affirming Movements in American Christianity.”  In The Boswell Thesis, University of Chicago Press, 2005.
  • “‘The Dead Sea of Sodomy’: Giordano da Pisa on Men Who Have Sex With Men.” In Queer Italia: Same-Sex Desire In Italian Literature And Film, Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
  •  “The Inquisition.” In Reader’s Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000.
  • “Foundresses of the Franciscan Life: Umiliana Cerchi and Margaret of Cortona,” Viator 29,1998.