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Jonathan Truitt, Professor of Latin American and World History, joined the History Department at CMU in 2009.

More about Jonathan Truitt

  • B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, 2000
  • M.A. from Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2003
  • Ph.D. from Tulane University, 2009

Professor Truitt focuses on Indigenous and European relations in colonial Mexico. His primary research interests have surrounded the interactions between the Nahua people of central Mexico and the Catholic Church during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His current research focuses on the intersections of cultural development around board games during the colonial period. The idea for this project developed as a result of his pedagogical work in game-based learning.

Professor Truitt is also the director of the CMU Center for Learning through Games and Simulations (CLGS).