Björn Krondorfer, Chair.
Professor of Religious Studies
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
St. Mary's College of Maryland
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 USA
+ 240 895-4219
Björn Krondorfer is Professor of Religious Studies and the Department Chair for Philosophy and Religious Studies, with an expertise is the Western religious traditions and particular interests in cultural studies, Holocaust studies, and gender studies.
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His books include Male Confessions: Intimate Revelations and the Religious Imagination (Stanford UP, 2010); Men and Masculinities in Christianity and Judaism: A Critical Reader (SCM Press, 2009); Mit Blick auf die Täter (2006 [Facing Perpetrators: Querying German Theology after 1945]); Men's Bodies, Men's Gods (New York UP, 1996); Remembrance and Reconciliation (Yale UP, 1995); and Body and Bible (Trinity Press, 1992). He co-edited Der Text im Körper (2008); Von Gott reden im Land der Täter (2000); and Das Vermächtnis annehmen: Kulturelle und biografische Zugänge zum Holocaust (2001). He edited, with an afterword, Edward Gastfriend’s My Father’s Testament: Memoirs of a Jewish Teenager, 1938-1945 (Temple UP, 2000).
He currently serves on the editorial board and as book review editor of the online Journal of Men, Masculinities, and Spiritualities and on the editorial board of the online journal Theologie und Geschichte. He is a member of the Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations. Since 1996, he is a participating scholar of the biennial, international meetings of the Stephen Weinstein Holocaust Symposium (England). In the past, he has served as appointed series editor of the Cultural Criticism Series of Oxford University Press. He has been part of the Speakers Bureau of the Maryland Humanities Council, and served as co-chair for the Men’s Studies in Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion.
Krondorfer facilitates and organizes intercultural dialogue and encounter programs. They include the International Summer Program on the Holocaust, interreligious clergy groups, engaging in creative explorations with artists, and leading Bibliodrama seminars.
At St. Mary’s College, he has been serving as Vice President of the Faculty Senate, as chair of the Curriculum Committee, and on the Strategic Planning Committee.