Jonathan Truitt, Professor of Latin American and World History, joined the History Department at CMU in 2009.
More about Jonathan Truitt
Publications & Presentations
- ed. with Mark Christensen. Native Wills from the Colonial Americas: Dead Giveaways in a New World. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2015
- Sustaining the Divine in Mexico Tenochtitlan: Nahuas and Catholicism, 1523-1700. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press and the Academy of American Franciscan History, 2018.
- with Stephany Slaughter. Mexico in Revolution, 1912-1920. New York: W. W. Norton, 2019.
- 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).