Pascale Boucicaut

Pascale Boucicaut is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. Boucicaut’s work marries historical archaeology, museum anthropology, and heritage studies to broadly explore transatlantic slavery and its afterlives. Her current project considers Haitian Vodou in the anthropological imagination. More specifically, she is exploring the historical attempts to suppress Vodou in Haiti and the subsequent “salvage” collecting of drums and other sacred objects by French and American anthropologists – a project which intersects with her own family history in a number of surprising ways. In 2020 Boucicaut received her MA in Folklore following research in Panama. Her recent film, Miss Panama, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in June 2021.

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