L. Patrick Burrows is third-year doctoral candidate in theology at Harvard University. His research focuses on contemporary Christian theology, Southern literature, and philosophical treatments of race, gender, and sexuality. He works on major Christian thinkers such as Karl Barth and Thomas Aquinas, central figures in literary treatments of the American South including William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and James Baldwin, as well as contemporary queer, feminist, and womanist theorists, with an eye toward disrupting the chasm between classical systematic theology and literary analysis, especially concerning the question of evil.
He holds an A.B. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.Div. from Yale University.