Haitian Studies Association

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Elizabeth McAlister McAlister

Wesleyan University - Professor

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Email: emcalister@wesleyan.edu
Open to talking with: Journalists, Policymakers, Scholars, Activists

Interests: Anthropology, Black Studies, Diaspora Studies, Music, Religion, Sexualities, Arts - Visual, Women's and Gender Studies

Elizabeth McAlister is Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Wesleyan University. Her research focuses on Afro-Caribbean religions, music, and race theory, with a focus on Haiti. She is author of Rara! Vodou, Power and Performance in Haiti and its Diaspora, and, Race, Nation, and Religion in the America. Her current research focuses on relationships and spatial imaginings shared by American and Haitian evangelicals, including the evangelical missions to refugee camps after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.