B.A., Emory University
Ph.D., Temple University
Brett Krutzsch is a scholar of religion in the United States with a particular focus on sexuality, gender, race, and politics. His first book, Dying to be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. The book examines how gay activists memorialized particular deaths for political purposes and, in turn, it demonstrates how secular gay activists used Christian rhetoric and values to portray gay Americans as upstanding citizens who were worthy of greater rights. Professor Krutzsch’s other research focuses on religious responses to queer adoption and parenting, and the rise of “religious freedom” laws as a conservative political strategy to impede LGBTQ legal advances.