B.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Temple University
Brett Krutzsch is a scholar of religion and sexuality in the United States with a particular focus on intersections of LGBTQ history, religion, politics, and secularism. His first book, Dying to be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Quest for Equality, is under contract with Oxford University Press. The book examines how secular gay activists memorialized particular deaths for political purposes and, in turn, it demonstrates how gay activists used Protestant rhetoric and ideals to present gay Americans as normal citizens who were worthy of greater rights. Professor Krutzsch’s other research focuses on religious responses to queer parenting, and the rise of “religious freedom” laws as a conservative political strategy to impede LGBTQ legal advances.