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. Her work on laywomen's use of ecclesiastical courts to resolve domestic and marital disputes has appeared in Colonial Latin American Review, and she is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Troubling Devotion: Laywomen and the Church in Colonial Mexico. She is on leave fall semester 2013.