Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Professor Emeritus

Mitchell Hall, 221
(414) 229-4155
Vita (pdf-99kb)


Ph.D., The American University

Lifetime Achievement Award for Scholarship

Haitian Studies Association
November 11, 2010
Brown University

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Africana Religions

Research & Teaching Interests:

Professor Patrick Bellegarde-Smith researches in the areas of African and Neo-African religions and African diasporic social thought and philosophy, issues of cultural and national identities, and sex and gender. He holds a PhD in international relations, comparative politics and history. He has taught in all these areas in Black Studies and Women's Studies over the last three decades.

Selected Publications:

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, In the Shadow of Powers: Dantѐs Bellegarde in Haitian Social Thought. (Humanities Press International, 1985).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Dans l’ombre des grandes puissances: Dantѐs Bellegarde dans la pensée sociale haïtienne. (Montréal: CÌDÌHCA 2012).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Haiti: The Breached Citadel (Totonto, CA: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2004 [Westview Press, 1990]).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Haiti: La cuidadela vulnerada (Santiago: Oriente Editorial, 2004).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, ed. Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World (Urbana: Illinois University Press, 2005).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel, eds. Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth, Reality. (Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2006).

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith and Claudine Michel, organizadores. Vodu haitiano: espírito, mito e realidade. (Rio de Janeiro: Editora PALLAS 2011).

Claudine Michel and Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, eds. Invisible Powers: Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture (New York: Palgrave/MacMillan, 2006).

Other Resources

African Symbols: Adinkra and VèVè

Divine Haiti
Scholarly comments on books by Bellegarde-Smith
Bellegarde-Smith speaks at the University of the West Indies
Bellegarde-Smith speaks at York University
Bellegarde-Smith speaks at Haiti Bicentennial:
200 Years of Freedom, Hope and Struggle