Anthony Garrison-Engbrecht currently serves as the Director of LGBT Student Services at Loyola Marymount University. Anthony received his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology at Loyola University New Orleans and his Masters of Arts in Education & Psychology from Pepperdine University. His master's thesis addressed the emotional and spiritual development of LGBT students at religious institutions of higher education. Additionally, Anthony holds a Masters of Arts in Theology with an emphasis in Comparative Theology from Loyola Marymount University. His scholarly interests focus on LGBT inclusion in the Catholic Church, LGBT access and inclusion in higher education and gender equity.
Building at the Intersections: Exploring LGBTQ Identity and Jesuit Higher Education
This workshop is designed to engage individuals in dialogue about the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity with issues of faith, religion and culture. Within these dialogues, the workshop will place a particular emphasis on these intersections as they relate to the ethos of Interculturalism and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. This workshop will engage in a conversation about queer theory and LGBT student development practices vis-à-vis Catholic Social Teaching to explore how LGBT centers and departments are able exist and function at Catholic institutions of higher education. Participants will gain a greater knowledge of pertinent theory related to sexual and spiritual development, learn about best practices, and develop action plans that allow for further development of LGBT support systems and networks at religiously affiliated institutions.