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Anti-Haitianism, Statelessness, and Religious Practice in the Bahamas

Dr. Bertin M. Louis, Jr., Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American & Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky will lecture on the development of religious habitus through embodied worship at a Haitian Evangelical church. There, stateless second-generation Haitians worship within a Black, Christian and anti-Haitian Bahamas. Adherent use of Haitian Protestant hymnody, liturgical dance and prayer reflects social processes of individual and collective self-remaking through embodied and linguistic practices. This creates a unique, hybrid Christian habitus which helps them negotiate cultural belonging in the Bahamas.

Wednesday, September 13, 4:30-5:30 at Strong Hall B1 reception to follow, 5:30– 6:30pm at Strong Hall Atrium.

University of Tennessee, co-sponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies, Anthropology and Religious Studies

Join Us! Reception to follow.

Wednesday, September 13 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Strong Hall, B1
1621 West Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Humanities & Social Sciences, Diversity & Inclusion


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


Africana Studies Program, Anthropology, Religious Studies
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Helen Spencer

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