Tracy N. Leavelle, BA, PhD
Tracy N. Leavelle, BA, PhD

Tracy N. Leavelle, BA, PhD

Associate Professor
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences - Associate Dean for Humanities
Director, College of Arts & Sciences - Creighton Digital Humanities Initiative
Director, College of Arts & Sciences - Native American Studies Program
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments


  • History


  • Associate Professor

Publications and Presentations


  • The Catholic Calumet: Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press., 2011


  • Space and Place, Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice, 2013, 18-20, 2013


  • Native American Religions in the Early South, The Journal of Southern Religion, 14, 2012, 2012


  • Catholic Missions and Native Peoples: An Archaeology of Memory and Meaning, Native Peoples of the Americas Colloquium. University of Dayton., 2015
  • "John Hall’s Fence: Volcanic Eruptions and Imperial Anxieties in Nineteenth-Century Hawai‘i,” American Studies Association, Toronto, 2015
  • "Missionaries as Founding Fathers,” Founding Padres Symposium, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 2015
  • “The Earth Trembles and the Hills Melt Like Wax”: The Natural Theology of Volcanoes in Nineteenth-Century Hawai‘i,” Kripke Center Symposium on Religion and the Sciences, Creighton University, Omaha NE, 2014
  • “Roundtable: Religion and US Empire,” American Academy of Religion, Baltimore MD, 2013
  • Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism Seminar in American Religion: “Emma Anderson, The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs,” University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, 2013
  • “The Awful Crater and the Eternal God: Volcanoes and Missionary Science in Nineteenth-Century Hawai‘i,” Science and Religion Lecture Series, Hampshire College, Amherst MA, 2013