Title: Assistant Professor of Religion. Position: Faculty Email: jessicad@Princeton.edu Office: 136 1879 Hall Phone: (609) 258-5285 Areas: Religion in the Americas
Jessica Delgado is Assistant Professor of Religion at Princeton University since 2012. She earned her Ph.D. in Latin American History at the University of California at Berkeley and was Stewart Fellow in Religion at Princeton University from 2009-2012. Her field is the history of religion in Latin America with a focus on Mexico in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her research interests include women, gender, and sexuality, the Catholic Church in colonial society, race, caste, and religion, and the intersection between social and spiritual status in the early modern world. Delgado's research on laywomen's use of ecclesiastical courts to resolve domestic and marital disputes has appeared in Colonial Latin American Review. Her current scholarship includes an essay on spiritual status as an historically specific category of difference and power in Colonial Mexico, an article on the local impact of Inquisition investigations and women's participation in Inquisitorial culture, and a methodological essay on writing about subaltern subjects in colonial Latin American religious history. She is completing a manuscript entitled Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Church in Colonial Mexico, 1630-1770, for which she recently received a 2015 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend Award. Delgado serves as Departmental Representative for the 2015-2016 academic year.