Human Rights Campaign Summer Institute

at Vanderbilt University
411 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN
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The HRC Summer Institute is developed to encourage and promote LGBTQ and allied students pursuing religious studies and theological scholarship. It is open to students at the final stages of the MA, MDiv, and early stages of PhD and ThD work in the United States. Recognizing that all students doing advanced scholarly work in LGBT religious and theological studies do not fit conventional degree-granting institutional models, we will also consider those working outside traditional degree granting programs.

The Institute will function as an intensive workshop/course designed to encourage and empower students working on LGBT studies who are interested in seeing the connection between their work and LGBT justice. The program will bring together well-known scholars and theologians to serve as instructors and mentors on themes related to LGBT religious and theological studies and hermeneutics; public theology and advocacy; justice work at the intersections of identities; religious pluralism and queer studies.

Jay will be joining Institute directors Dr. Rebecca Alpert from Temple University and Dr. Ken Stone from Chicago Theological Seminary.  More information: