Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Grete T. Viddal

Zemurray-Stone Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow

Contact Info

  • B.A., Tufts University, International Relations, 1988
  • M.A., Harvard University, Anthropology, 2007
  • Ph.D., Harvard university, African and African American Studies, 2014
Academic Experience
  • PLALA Fellow, (Program for Latin American Libraries and Archives) a post-doctural appointment at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University 2014

Research & Teaching Specializations: Cuba; Haiti; Folklore and Tourism; Cultural policy in Post-Soviet States; Afro-Atlantic religion; Migration and Diaspora; Anthropology of Dance; Gender

  • Society for Ethnomusicology Nahumek Fellowship for Dance-Related Research, 2012
  • Frederick Sheldon Traveling Fellowship, Harvard University, 2008
  • TIAA-CREF Ruth Simms Hammond Research Fellowship, 2007
  • Philip Hofer Prize, Harvard University, 2007
Selected Publications
  • Forthcoming. Vodu Chic: Cuba’s Haitian Heritage, the Folkloric Imaginary, and the State will be published by the University of Mississippi Press in the Mellon Foundation-sponsored series, “Folklore Studies in a multicultural World.”
  • 2012. “Vodu Chic: Haitian Religion and the Role of Folklore in Socialist Cuba.” New West Indian Guide, Vol. 86, No.3-4, pp.205-236
  • 2010. “Haitian Migration and Danced Identity in Eastern Cuba,” in Making Caribbean Dance. Editor Susanna Sloat, Gainesville: University Press of Florida, pp. 83-93.
  • 2006. “Sueño de Haiti: Danced Identity in Eastern Cuba.” Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol.12, No. 1, pp. 50-64.
  • 2015. “El Encanto del Vodu: La religion haitiana y el imaginario folklorico en Cuba actual.” Forthcoming in Del Caribe (Spanish language reprint of “Vodu Chic” first published in NWIG)
  • 2013. “Vodu Chic: Haitiansk religion og folkloristisk fantasi i det socialistiske Cuba” in ARR: Idehistoisk tidsskrift, Nr. 1-2, pp.47-61. (Norwegian language reprint of “Vodu Chic” first published in NWIG)

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Revolutionary Identities in the Caribbean: Cuba and Haiti

Languages: Spanish; Haitian Creole; Norwegian