Associate Professor of Historical and Cultural Studies | Executive Director, Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion | Director, Certificate of Sexuality and Religion
Dr. Bernard Schlager, Associate Professor of Historical & Cultural Studies and Executive Director, The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS), received his PhD from Yale University in the history of medieval and Latin American Christianity. He has taught at the University of New Hampshire, Trinity College, Middlebury College, and Yale.
Professor Schlager was one of the original staff members of CLGS when it was founded in 2000. Since then he has held a number of positions at the Center, including program director and interim deputy director, before becoming executive director in 2009. In addition, he currently directs the development and advancement work of CLGS and directs PSR’s Certificate in Sexuality and Religion Program (CSR).
Dr. Schlager’s research interests include queer studies, the history of Christianity, LGBTQ pastoral care, and medieval social and religious history. He has published numerous articles on ancient church history, medieval hagiography, the history of sexuality, and the history of education. He recently co-authored a book with David Kundtz: Ministry Among God’s Queer Folk: LGBTQ Pastoral Care (Second Edition: Cascade Books, 2019).
Academic CredentialsDoctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Master of Philosophy in Medieval European and Colonial Latin American History, Yale UniversityMaster of Arts in Philosophy (with distinction), Boston CollegeGraduate work in theology and pastoral ministry, Aquinas Institute of TheologyBachelor of Arts in Music (Phi Beta Kappa), St. Louis UniversityBachelor of Arts in Philosophy St. John’s University (Minnesota)