Daryl Ellis works at the intersection of constructive, historical, and practical theology, with a special emphasis on illuminating the doctrines of Christian theology (e.g. the Trinity, christology, and the imago Dei) in ways that address matters of ecclesial and political relevance. His dissertation aims to retrieve a theology of desire and healing in conversation with Augustine’s theological anthropology, psychoanalysis, and trauma theory. In addition, Ellis has research interests in: gender and sexuality, past and ongoing Catholic/Protestant debates (esp. surrounding Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth), self-consciousness as a philosophical and theological theme, and the interrelation between ecclesiology, economics, and addressing issues of poverty and the sustenance of creation.