Helen A. Regis
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6171 ~ Fax: 225-578-4420
Ph.D., Tulane University, 1997.
Public Space, Performance, Global Cities
Neoliberalism, Race/Racism, Cultural Activism
Africa & Diaspora, Cameroon, Marseille, New Orleans
2009 House of Dance and Feathers: A Museum by Ronald W. Lewis. Text by Rachel Breunlin and Ronald W. Lewis. With essays by Rachel Breunlin and Helen Regis. Consulting Editor and Contributor. New Orleans: Neighborhood Story Project & University of New Orleans Press.
Regis, Helen A., editor, 2006 Caribbean and Southern: Transnational Perspectives on the US South. Athens: University of Georgia Press.
John P. Bartkowski, John P. and Helen A. Regis. 2004 Charitable Choices: Religion, Race, and Poverty in the Post-Welfare Era. New York: New York University Press.
Regis, Helen A. 2003 Fulbe Voices: Marriage, Islam, and Medicine in Northern Cameroon. Boulder: Westview Press.
Articles & Book Chapters
2009 Rachel Breunlin and Helen A. Regis. Creativity and Activism in the Seventh Ward: Toward a Critical Collaborative Ethnography. Collaborative Anthropologies 2 (2009):115-146.
Regis, Helen A. and Shana Walton. 2008 Producing the Folk at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Journal of American Folklore 121 (482):400-440.
Regis, Helen A. Forthcoming Second-Line Parades, Citizenship and the Future of Public Space in New Orleans after Katrina. Espaces Precaires: Enonciation des lieux/Le lieu de L’énonciation dans les contextes francophones interculturels. Sous la direction de Adelaide Russo and Simon Harel. Saint Nicholas, Quebec: Presses de l’Université Laval.
Rachel Breunlin and Helen A. Regis. 2006. “Putting the Ninth Ward on the Map: Race, Place, and Transformation in Desire, New Orleans.” American Anthropologist 108(4):745-76.
Regis, Helen A. 2003. “Keeping Jazz Funerals Alive”: Blackness and the Politics of Memory in New Orleans. In Southern Heritage on Display: Public Ritual and Ethnic Diversity Within Southern Regionalism, ed. Celeste Ray. Pp. 38-56. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.
Bartkowski, John P. and Helen A. Regis. 2003. “Religious Civility, Civil Society, and Charitable Choice: Faith-Based Poverty Relief in the Post-Welfare Era. In Faith, Morality, and Civil Society, ed. Dale McConkey and Peter Lawler. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books.
Bartkowski, John P. and Helen A. Regis. 2002. Faith, Hope, and Charitable Choice: Pastoral Narratives of Faith-Based Welfare Reform in Rural Mississippi. Southern Rural Sociology 18(1):222-258.
Regis, Helen A. 2001. Blackness and the Politics of Memory in the New Orleans Second Line. American Ethnologist 28(4):752-777.
Regis, Helen A. 1999. Second Lines, Minstrelsy, and the Contested Landscapes of New Orleans Afro-Creole Festivals. Cultural Anthropology 14(4):472-504.
Seventh Ward Speaks. A public culture project based on interviews with residents of the Seventh Ward neighborhood of New Orleans. Published in collaboration between the Porch Seventh Ward Cultural Organization and the Neighborhood Story Project, 2006-2008.
Honoring Louisiana Women, a publication of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Louisiana State University, 2005.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
Associate Editor, Feminist Formations (previously National Women’s Studies Association Journal) 2008- 2010.
Louisiana Board of Regents Fellowship, 2007-2008.
PUBLIC SECTOR WORK
Neighborhood Story Project (Board Member, 2007-present)
The Porch Seventh Ward Cultural Organization (Founding Member 2006)
House of Dance & Feathers (Board Member, 2005-present)
CubaNOLA Arts Collective (Board Member, 2001-present)
History of Anthropological Thought
Medicine, Bodies, and Power
Africa; African-American Cultures
Race & Racism
Introduction to World Ethnography
Seminar on Louisiana Festivals
Affiliated Faculty: Women’s & Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, International Studies
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