University of Cincinnati History Professor Brianna Leavitt- Alcantara will be presenting her paper, “Navigating the Here and Hereafter: Single Women and Spiritual Networking in Colonial Guatemala City,” at the American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, from November 17th to the 20th.

Professor Leavitt- Alcantara teaches Latin American History, specializing in the colonial period. She is currently revising her book manuscript Practicing Faith:  Laywomen and Religion in Central America, 1700-1860. The project examines laywomen, gendered religious practice, and ideals of feminine piety in Guatemala City from 1700 to 1870, a time of great political and religious change in Latin America.

Here is a link to her faculty page