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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

Caribbean Women’s Fugitive Speech Traditions
Women in French Studies (2019), Elizabeth McAlister

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 Rewritin
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

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

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Necroscape and Diaspora: Making Ancestors in Haitian Vodou
Spirit Service:Vodun and Vodou in the African Atlantic World. (2022), Elizabeth McAlister

Race, Gender, and Christian Diaspora: New Pentecostal Intersectionalities in Haiti

Spirit on the Move: Black Women and Pentecostalism in Africa and the Diaspora (2019), Elizabeth McAlister

Possessing the Land for Jesus

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

Sacred Waters of Haitian Vodou: The Pilgrimage of Sodo

Sacred Waters: A Cross-Cultural Compendium of Hallowed Springs and Holy Wells. (2020), 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

Immigration and Religion in America: Comparative and Historical Perspectives (2009), Elizabeth McAlister

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

Je nan Je: Haitian Visual Epistemologies
Ghetto Biannale/Geto Byanal 2009-2015, 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 (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 

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? (2010), Elizabeth McAlister 

Devil’s Logic: Behind Pat Robertson’s Haitian Blame Game (2010), 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


NPR Throughline (2019), Elizabeth McAlister

Day of the Kings

Pulse of the Planet (2022), Elizabeth McAlister

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