Haitian Anthropologist Rachel Beauvoir Dominique has died

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Our thanks to Anna Wexler for bringing the sad news to our attention.

Rachel Beauvoir Dominique, Vodou manbo, daughter of the late Chef Suprême du Vodou Max Beauvoir and wife of architect and professor at the Université d’État d’Haiti (UEH), Didier Dominique, died Friday January 5 2018 at her home in Port-au-Prince after a long battle against cancer waged at home and abroad.

After studying cultural anthropology at Tufts University and social anthropology at Oxford University in England, Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique taught anthropology and Haitian culture at the State University of Haiti: the Faculty of Human Sciences (FASCH) and the Faculty of Ethnology (FE). She collaborated with the Vice-Rectorate for Research and participated in various research projects, including one focused on the history of ethnology in Haiti implemented by the Faculty of Ethnology and its research unit, the laboratory LADIREP.

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