Anna Burnham

Anna Burnham

Research Assistant for Religious Literacy and the Professions
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Anna is a 2020 Master of Divinity graduate from HDS and currently works as a writer and an organizer in addition to her research work with the RPL. At HDS, her study focused on all things religion, politics, public life, gender, social movements, Catholicism, and popular culture. Her master's thesis, "Sandwiches for the Picket Line, Potluck for the Protestors: Food, Community, and the Sacred, Hidden Labor of Feeding Social Movements," used Marxist, feminist, pop culture, and theological frameworks to examine how food and labor have sustained activism throughout history and how that work might be understood as sacred. Her work was awarded HDS's Frederick Buechner Award for Writing, which honors two MDiv graduates each year for excellence of their thesis. Raised amidst the farmlands of central Pennsylvania, she currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.