Brandon Bayne is a doctoral student in the History of Christianity and American Religion at Harvard University. His dissertation, entitled A Passionate Pacification: Martyrdom, War, and Memory in the Jesuit Missions of Northwestern New Spain 1687-1767, centers on discourses of missionary death, native suffering, victimization, and violence in the Spanish colonial missions of North America.
In addition to these interests, he has presented and published research on Mexican-American Pentecostalism and the life and travels of the 20th century borderlands healer Teresa Urrea in journals such as Church History. Currently residing and researching in Arizona, he has received grants and fellowships from the Rockefeller Center for the Study of Latin America and the Arizona Historical Society, and is the graduate student representative to the American Society of Church History. His teaching experience includes courses on American Religious History, Latin American Religion, Pentecostalism, Evangelicalism, and Global Christianity.
Bayne received his bachelor or arts degree in History from Columbia University; his masters of divinity in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; and his doctorate of Theology from Harvard University.