Wesleyan University professor of religion Elizabeth McAlister will deliver a lecture on "Trans-national Black Popular Culture: Religion and Festival in Haiti and Brooklyn" on Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m., in Taylor Hall, room 203. The lecture is part of the Frederic C. Wood Lecture Series, presented by the Department of Religion, and open to the public.
McAlister graduated from Vassar in 1985. She has earned several masters degrees, and her Ph.D in American Studies from Yale University. McAlister has studied and written about Haitian culture and religion and how it has experienced a trans-national co-existence with diverse American cultures and religions. McAlister has also produced several CDs of Haitian music, some of which will be featured in the lecture.
For additional information, call the office of campus activities at (845) 437-5370. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.