Pascale Boucicaut

Research Interests: Caribbean, Haiti, Heritage and Traditional Culture, History of Anthropology, Folkloristics, Material Culture, Museum Anthropology, Theories of Materiality, Vodou


Pascale's current research marries anthropologies of collecting, theoretical investigations of the ways objects move, and interdisciplinary Vodou scholarship, to explore how complex networks of people and “spirited” things led to the circulation of sacred objects out of Haiti and into museums in the early twentieth century. 

In 2020 Pascale received an MA in Folklore following research in Panama. She has co-curated three exhibits and co-directed/produced a short film, Miss Panama, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021. She remains dedicated to these practices, as well as teaching, in order to convey research across broad and diverse publics.