Publications

 
 

Books

Race, Nation and Religion in the Americas
Oxford Press (2004), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

 

Rara! Vodou, Power and Performance in Haiti and its Diaspora
UC Press (2002), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

 
 

Articles in Journals

The militarization of prayer in America: white and Native American spiritual warfare
Journal of Religious and Political Practice (2015), Elizabeth McAlister

 

From Slave Revolt to a Blood Pact with Satan: The Evangelical Rewriting of Haitian History
Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses (2012), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Humanitarian Adhocracy, Transnational New Apostolic Missions, and Evangelical Anti-Dependency in a Haitian Refugee Camp
Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions (2013), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Globalization and the Religious Production of Space
J Scientific Study of Religion (2005), Elizabeth McAlister

 

The Color of Christ in Haiti
Journal of Africana Religions (2014), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Slaves, Cannibals, and Infected Hyper-Whites: The Race and Religion of Zombies
Anthropological Quarterly (2012), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Teaching September 11th
The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion: Bulletin (2001), Elizabeth McAlister

 

 
 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Possessing the Land for Jesus
Spirited Things: The Work of “Possession” in Afro-Atlantic Religions (2014), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Religion in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Catholic, Vodou, and Protestant: Being Haitian, Becoming American
Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives (2009), Elizabeth McAlister

 

The Jew in the Haitian Imagination: A Popular History of Anti-Judaism and Proto-Racism
Race, Nation, and Religion in the Americas (2004), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Love, Sex, and Gender Embodied: The Spirits of Hatian Vodou
Love, Sex, and Gender in the World Religions, Volume 2 (2000), Elizabeth McAlister

 

A Sorcerer’s Bottle: The Visual Art of Magic in Haiti
Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou (1995), Elizabeth McAlister

 

From the Rubble to the Telethon: Music, Religion, and the Haiti Quake
Spirited Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010 (2010), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Rara as Popular Army: Hierarchy, Militarism, and Warfare
Perspectives on the Caribbean: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation (2009), Elizabeth McAlister

 

The Rite of Baptism in Haitian Vodou
Religions of the United States in Practice (2001), Elizabeth McAlister

 

The Madonna of 115th Street Revisited: Vodou and Haitian Catholicism in the Age of Transnationalism
Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration (1998), Elizabeth McAlister

 

 
 

Haiti and the Distortion of its Vodou Religion
CNN.com (2017), Elizabeth McAlister, Millery Polyné 

 

Perspectives on Haiti’s Earthquake
New York Times (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Vodou’s View of the Quake
Washington Post (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Roundtable: Haitian Music (Part 1) “What Does Revolution Sound Like?”
The New Yorker (2009), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

The Lucky Ones
Division II Faculty Publications (2000), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Fresh Air with Terry Gross
 National Public Radio (1996), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

They’re praying for the worst. Is that wrong?
Los Angeles Times (2014), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Why does Haiti suffer so much?
CNN.com (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

Devil’s Logic: Behind Pat Robertson’s Haitian Blame Game
Forbes.com (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Roundtable: Haitian Music (Part 2) “What Does Revolution Sound Like?”
The New Yorker (2009), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

The Bad Boy Makes Good
Foreign Policy (2011), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

 
 

Online Scholarly Venues

Haiti and the Unseen World
The Immanent Frame, Social Science Research Council Blog (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Rara Festivals in New York and Haiti
Wesleyan University (2016), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Poster Child
E-Misferica (2010), Elizabeth McAlister, Lovely Nicolas

 

Obama, Zombies, and Black Male Messiahs
(2009), Elizabeth McAlister

 

 
 

Radio and Podcasts

A Crisis of Faith and Meaning: Understanding the Haiti Earthquake
Wesleyan Interfaith Voices (2010), Elizabeth McAlister

 

Music and the Story of Haiti
Afropop Worldwide (2007), Elizabeth McAlister

 

 

Articles in French and Italian

Le Festival Rara en Haiti: Travail Religieux et Divertissement Public en Temps d’Insécurite et de troubles
Bulletin du Bureau National d’Ethnologie (2014), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Amour, sexe et genre incarnés : les esprits du vaudou haïtien
Africultures (2004), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

En Haiti, la musique prend le pouvoir
Slate Afrique (2011), Elizabeth McAlister 

 

Voyage autour d’une bouteille de sorcier
Vaudou (2003), Elizabeth McAlister