Linn Tonstad

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

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Professor Tonstad joined the Yale Divinity School faculty in 2012 after teaching for a year at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Lilly Fellow in the humanities and theology at Valparaiso University. Her teaching interests include systematic theology, feminist and queer theology and theory, philosophy of religion, and theological method. Professor Tonstad has made contributions to various journals, including Modern Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Theology & Sexuality. Her first book, God and Difference: The Trinity, Sexuality, and the Transformation of Finitude is forthcoming from Routledge in fall 2015. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion and serves on the steering committee of the Queer Studies in Religion group. She will be on sabbatical during academic year 2015-2016 to work on her second book, which will engage questions of social transformation in conversation with queer performance theory, apocalyptic, and the temporalities of financialized capitalism.

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B.A. La Sierra University
M.A.R. Yale Divinity School
Ph.D. Yale University


Introduction to Theology
Systematic Theology
God and Difference
Current Topics in Theology
Queer Theology
Eschatology, Apocalypse, Utopia