Professor Schaberg teaches feminist interpretation, biblical studies and introductions to religious studies and women's studies. Schaberg's publications have dealt mainly with the New Testament, including a commentary on the New Testament Infancy Narratives, on the Gospel of Luke, and on feminist contributions to historical and literary research. Her recent research is on the traditions and legends associated with the figure of Mary Magdalene, and on fantasy in the Bible. Schaberg holds a BA from Manhattanville College, a MA from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary NYC. She joined the University in 1977.
Her recent book, The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament, was reissued in paperback in 2004. In addition, another of her books, The Illegitimacy of Jesus: A Feminist Thological Interpretation of the New Testament Infancy Narratives, will be issued in 2006 in a 20th anniversary edition with new chapters included. She is at work on a memoir about 17th Street in Detroit.