Professor

Virginia Burrus

Syracuse University
Area
Humanities and Arts
Specialty
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Elected
2021

Virginia Burrus is the Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor of Religion and Director of Graduate Studies at Syracuse University. Burrus was Professor of Early Church History at Drew University from 1991 to 2013. Professor Burrus specializes in the literary and cultural history of Christianity in late antiquity. Her interests include: gender, sexuality, and the body; martyrdom and asceticism; ancient novels and hagiography; constructions of orthodoxy and heresy; histories of theology and historical theologies.

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