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Assistant Professor, History
McMicken College of Arts & Sciences
Hometown: Folsom, California
Home Country/Ancestry: Mexican-American
Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara teaches Latin American History, specializing in the colonial period. Her research focuses on gender and religion in colonial and nineteenth-century Central America. Her book, Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870, is forthcoming with Stanford University Press. This project considers how non-elite single women forged complex alliances with the Catholic Church in Guatemala's colonial capital, and how those alliances significantly shaped local religion and the spiritual economy, late colonial reform efforts, and post-Independence politics. She teaches survey courses on colonial Latin America as well as upper division courses on topics such as gender, religion, the Spanish Inquisition, race, and urban societies in Latin America.