Tell of My HorseThe Course

Foundations of Caribbean Culture and Society (Spring 2011)

Using Hurston’s seminal text Tell My Horse (1938) to gain understanding of voodoo culture and ritual in Haiti and Jamaica, Professor Kistler’s class compared past Caribbean voodoo practices with current ones by conducting research at local botánticas in Central Florida.

View a video of their findings or read their blog posts.

About Ashley Kistler, Ph.D.

A cultural and linguistic anthropologist who specializes in Maya kinship, gender, and ethnohistory, Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ashley Kistler teaches classes on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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