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Brian Larkin

Academic Interests:

Latin America, religious history, history of gestures, history of the body, wills and other notarial documents, trial (especially inquisition) records, and travel accounts.


The Very Nature of God: Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010). [Amazon] [WorldCat]


Professor Brian Larkin is currently researching Eucharistic piety in the colonial Archdiocese of Mexico (c. 1550-1820).


After receiving his PhD, Professor Brian Larkin taught world history and Latin American history at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Currently, he teaches lower-division surveys of Latin American history and upper-division courses on colonial Mexico, modern Mexico, and religion in Latin America. He has led CSB/SJU semester-long study abroad programs to Nicaragua/Costa Rica and Guatemala.

Contact Information:

Office: Richarda N8
Phone: 320 363 2719
E-mail: [email protected] 
Office Hours: By appointment


B.A: History, St. John's University (MN) 1992
M.A: Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin 1994
PhD: Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin 1999

Courses Taught:

HIST 121: Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas: From Indigenous Empires to Colonized Peoples
HIST 122: Revolution and Reform in Modern Latin America
HIST 321: Colonial Mexico
HIST 322: Modern Mexico
HIST 323/THEO 317: Religion in Latin America