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.