Andrew Keitt. Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Program
(205) 934-7083
Heritage Hall 360N

Research and Teaching Interests: Inquisition studies, history of science, history of medicine, cognitive science of religion

Office Hours: Tu/Th 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Andrew Keitt specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of early modern Europe, with a focus on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain. He is the author of Inventing the Sacred: Imposture, Inquisition, and the Boundaries of the Supernatural in Golden Age Spain, along with numerous other articles and book chapters.

Dr. Keitt teaches classes ranging from surveys of Western Civilization to upper-division seminars on topics such as the Renaissance and Reformation and the Spanish Inquisition to graduate seminars on the cognitive science of religion. He has introduced innovative teaching methods at UAB, such as Team-Based Learning and Reacting to the Past.

He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and teaching, including, most recently, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, CASE, Alabama Professor of the Year award.

Recent Courses

  • Historian's Craft
  • Science and Religion in Early Modern Europe
  • Spain and the Spanish Inquisition

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Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships

  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, CASE, Alabama Professor of the Year, 2010
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2010
  • Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Competition for Best First Book Published in 2004-06, Runner Up for Inventing the Sacred
  • Harold Grimm Prize for "The Miraculous Body of Evidence: Miracles, Medical Discourse, and the Inquisition in Seventeenth-Century Spain"
  • Frederick W. Conner Prize in the History of Ideas, for "Religious Enthusiasm, the Inquisition, and the Disenchantment of the World," 2004

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