Virginia G Burnett
Professor, Department of Religious Studies
Phone: +1 512 471 5551, +1 512 475 7822
Virginia Garrard-Burnett's research interests include: historic memory and human rights during the Cold War in Latin America, archives and history, and contemporary Central American history. She is equally interested in religious movements and ethnic identity in Latin America, Pentecostalism and other Protestant movements, and the intersection of religion and politics in Latin America. Starting in September 2016, Dr. Garrard-Burnett will be Director LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections.
She is author of most recent work, which she co-edited with Stephen Dove and Paul Freston "Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America," was published in April, 2016. She is author of "Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efraín Ríos Montt, 1982-1983" (Oxford, 2010); "Terror en la tierra del Espiritu Santo" (Guatemala: AVANCSO, 2012); "Viviendo en La Nueva Jerusalem" (Guatemala: Editorial Piedra Santa, 2009), "Protestantism in Guatemala: Living in the New Jerusalem" (University of Texas Press, 1998). She is co-editor, along with Mark Lawrence and Julio Moreno of "Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: New Histories of Latin America's Cold War" (2013). She has also edited "On Earth as it is in Heaven: Religion and Society in Latin America" (Scholarly Resources, 2000) and co-edited with David Stoll, "Rethinking Protestantism in Latin America" (Temple, 1993). She is also co-author, with Peter Henderson and Bryan McCann, of the forthcoming "History of Modern Latin America" (Oxford University Press).