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

Tracy N. Leavelle, BA, PhD

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

Academic Appointments


  • History


  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Medical Humanities

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