Miguel C. Leatham

Instructor II and Program Director, Anthropology
Sociology & Anthropology
Scharbauer Hall 4223

m.leatham@tcu.edu | 817-555-5398


University of New Mexico, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico, MA
University of North Texas, MSLS
University of New Mexico, BA

Courses Taught

ANTH 20623 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 20613 Introduction to Physical Anthropology
ANTH 30703 Archaeology of Mexico and Peru
ANTH 30673/RELI 30673 Anthropology and Religion
ANTH 30433 Mexican-American Folklore

Areas of Focus

Religious movements, folklore, rural Latin America with focus on Mexico, Mexican-American culture, biosocial anthropology

2016. “Messianic and Revitalization Movements.” In The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America. V. Garrard-Burnett, P. Freston, S. Dove, eds. Pp. 207-219. New York: Cambridge University Press.

2005. “New Religious Movements: New Religions in Latin America.” In Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. Lindsay Jones, ed.-in-chief. 10:6575-6582. Detroit, MI: MacMillan Reference USA. 2004. Garma Navarro, Carlos, Miguel C. Leatham. “Pentecostal Adaptations in Rural and Urban Mexico: An Anthropological Assessment.” Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos 20(1):145-166.

2003. “Shaking Out the Mat”: Schism and Organizational Transformation at a Mexican Ark of the Virgin.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42(2):175-187.

2001. “Ambiguous Self-Identity and Conflict in Ethnological Fieldwork on a Mexican Millenarian Colony.” In Toward Reflexive Ethnography: Participating, Observing, Narrating. Religion and the Social Order 9:77-92. David G. Bromley and Lewis F. Carter, eds. Amsterdam: JAI.

1997. “Rethinking Religious Decision Making in Peasant Millenarianism: The Case of Nueva Jerusalén.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 12(3):295-309.

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