IMS Associates

Cultural Anthropology Students

Ben Leeming

Ben Leeming showing his students an eighteenth century pictorial catechism at Harvard University



B.A., History of Art & Architecture, Tufts University (1993) 

ALM, concentration in history, Harvard University (2005)

PhD candidate, University at Albany (Louise Burkhart advisor)

Research interests 

I passed my doctoral exam questions early this fall and am now working on the dissertation proposal.  My dissertation will involve analyzing depictions of heaven and hell in early colonial Nahuatl religious texts.


David Scotchmer Essay Award, University at Albany, 2011

Helen Hornbeck Tanner Award, American Society for Ethnohistory, 2011