Patrick Blanchfield is an academic and a journalist. He holds an AB with Honors in Literature from Harvard College and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Emory University. He is also a graduate of the Emory University Psychoanalytic Institute’s four-year training program in psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice. Patrick writes about gun violence, trauma, religion, and masculinity. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, n+1, Dissent, The New Inquiry, Foreign Policy, and many other venues. He is currently a Henry R. Luce Initiative in Religion in International Affairs Postdoctoral Fellow at the NYU Center for Religion and Media. He can be found on Twitter @patblanchfield.