Brian Larkin

Contact Information:

Office: Richarda N8
Phone: (320) 363-2719


  • BA - History, St. John’s University (MN) 1992
  • MA - Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin 1994
  • PhD - Latin American History, University of Texas at Austin 1999

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.


After receiving my PhD, I taught world history and Latin American history at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.  Currently, I teach lower-division surveys of Latin American history and upper-division courses on colonial Mexico, modern Mexico, and religion in Latin America. I have led CSB/SJU semester-long study abroad programs to Nicaragua/Costa Rica and Guatemala.


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: Religion in Latin America


The Very Nature of God: Baroque Catholicism and Religious Reform in Bourbon Mexico City

(Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010).

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