Bryan Ellrod is a Ph.D. candidate in Ethics & Society at Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion. His research interests focus on the intersections of Christian social ethics, political theology, and aesthetics. His dissertation, Can These Bones Live? Christian Ethics and a Politics of Responsibility in the U.S. Borderlands, explores deadly contradictions in the American project of self-determination and begins to sketch an alternative form of political subjectivity and practice informed by our responsibility to the lives border securitization denies. Bryan holds a Bachelor of Arts from Florida Southern College and an M.Div. and Th.M. from Emory’s Candler School of Theology.