Dr. Bernard Schlager


Bernard Schlager, PhD, is Executive Director at The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) and Associate Professor of Historical & Cultural Studies at PSR and a member of the Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion Core Faculty at The Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.  From 2000 to 2003 Dr. Schlager served as Program Director at CLGS; he directed the Center’s OutFront Conference Series from 2005 to 2008; and, since 2009, has served as its Executive Director.  At CLGS he currently works with the Center’s Roundtable Projects; the Historical Archives Project; the LGBT-Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) and coordinates all national and local programming.

The co-author of Ministry Among God’s Queer Folk: LGBTQ Pastoral Care (2007; revised edition expected in 2018), Schlager has published articles in the areas of history and queer studies in the journals Theology & Sexuality, Viator, and the Greek Orthodox Theological Review as well as in several print collections of essays.  He is currently working on a book-length study of the cult of Saint Sebastian from the Black Death to the AIDS Pandemic.

Former Academic Dean and Interim President at PSR, Dr. Schlager currently serves as a board member of the Hispanic Summer Program.

Dr. Schlager has earned bachelor degrees in Philosophy (St. John’s University, 1981) and Music (St. Louis University, 1985); an MA degree in Philosophy (Boston College, 1987) and MA, MPhil, and PhD degrees in medieval and colonial Latin American history from Yale University (1996).  In addition, he has pursued graduate studies in theology and ministry at The Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Missouri.  He has taught at The University of New Hampshire, Trinity College, Yale University, and Middlebury College.

(This biographical statement provided by Bernard Schlager.)

Biography Date: February, 2017


Catholic (Roman) | LGBT Religious Archives Network | Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, CA) | Author/editor | Berkeley | California


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