Karen McCarthy Brown

WSRP Research Associate 1983-1984

Research project

Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn

An ethnobiography and family history of Alourdes Champagne (Mama Lola), a Vodou priestess living and working in Brooklyn as the spiritual head of a large and diverse community of Haitian immigrants. A case study of a woman religious leader and of the role of religion in situations of conflict, oppression, and rapid social change.

Publications

Mama Lola: A Vodou Priestess in Brooklyn
Karen McCarthy Brown
University of California Press, 2000