Stephen Glazier

Dr. Stephen D. Glazier

Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1981

Adjunct Professor of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology
810 Oldfather Hall
P O Box 880368
Lincoln, NE 68588-0368

Email: sglaz1234@charter.net
Phone: (402) 472-2411
Fax: (402) 472-9642

Subfield:

Cultural Anthropology
Caribbean Archaeology

Major Research Interests:

General Anthropology, religion, race and race relations, ethnohistory, the Caribbean

Dr. Glazier is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Graduate Faculty Fellow at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Among his publications are Anthropology of Religion: A Handbook  (Praeger, 1999), T he Encyclopedia of African and African American Religions  (Routledge, 2001), and (with Andrew S. Buckser) The Anthropology of Religious Conversion (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).  Professor Glazier served terms as Vice President and Secretary of the Anthropology of Religion section of the American Anthropological Association as well as two terms as President of the Society of the Anthropology of Consciousness.  He also served as a Board Member and Secretary for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Dr. Glazier will be on professional development leave as a Visiting Scholar at Princeton during the Fall 2011 semester.   

Educational Background:

Ph.D. University of Connecticut, 1981
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Yale University, 1982-1983
Graduate work, Princeton University, 1971-1974
A.B. Eastern College, 1971

"Belief Systems in Anthropological Perspectives", Anthropology 472/872 (2011)

Recent and Representative Publications:

Books and Monographs


2011.  Anthropology of  Religion: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, edited by Phillips Stevens Jr and Denice J. Szafran.  Editorial Advisory Board: Stephen D. Glazier, David Hicks, and Richard Warms.  New York and London: Routledge. 

2003. Glazier, Stephen D. and Charles A. Flowerday, editors. Selected Readings in the Anthropology of Religion: Theoretical and Methodological Essays. Westport, CT: Praeger

2003. Buckser, Andrew S. and Stephen D. Glazier, editors. The Anthropology of Religious Conversion. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield

2001. Encyclopedia of African and African American Religions (general editor). New York and London: Routledge

1997. Anthropology of Religion: A Handbook (editor). Westport, CT: Greenwood (Paperback edition, Praeger, 1999)

1991. Marchin' the Pilgrims Home: A Study of the Spiritual Baptists of Trinidad (revised paperback edition). Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing

1985. Caribbean Ethnicity Revisited (editor). New York and London: Gordon and Breach

1983. Marchin' the Pilgrims Home: Leadership and Decision-Making in An Afro-Caribbean Faith. Introduction by H. W. Bowden, Westport, CT: Greenwood

1980. Perspectives on Pentecostalism: Case Studies from the Caribbean and Latin America (editor). Washington, DC: University Press of America


Music Recording:

1980. Spiritual Baptist Music of Trinidad; Recorded in Trinidad by Stephen D. Glazier. FE 4234. New York: Folkways Record and Service Corp. (Re-issued in 1991 by Smithsonian/Folkways)


Articles and Chapters:

In press. "Religious Developments in the Caribbean Between 1865 and 1945" in The Cambridge History of Religions in America. Vol. II: Religions in America, 1790-1945.  Stephen J. Stein, General editor. New York and London:  Cambridge University Press.
2011.  "African-American and Caribbean Religions” (vol. I: 36-44); "DuBois, W. E. B.” (volume II: 581-583); and "Religious Syncretism” (volume IV: 1584-1588). The Encyclopedia of World History. Second edition. William H. McNeill, editor.  Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group

2011.  "Aruba," "Bahamas," "Barbados," "Martinique" (with M. Reichart), and "Jamaica."  in  Encyclopedia of Global Religion.  Mark Jurgensmeyer and Wade Clark Roof, editors. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference.
 
 2011. "Rada Religion," "Spiritual Baptists," and "Rastafarians." In Religions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices.  2nd revised edition. Two volumes. J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, editors. Santa Barbara: ABC/ Clio.
 
 2011. "Anthropology and Religious Belief" in The Anthropology of Religion: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies.  Phillips Stevens Jr, and Denice J. Szafran , editors.  New York and London: Routledge, volume I,  pp. 32-37.

2010. “Health and Illness” (with Mary J. Hallin) In 21st Century Anthropology, H. James H. Birx, editor. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference, volume 2, pp. 925-935.

2009. "Understanding Caribbean Religions" (with Leslie G. Desmangles and Joseph M. Murphy). Chapter 10 in Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean. 2nd edition. Richard S. Hillman and Thomas J. D'Agostino, editors. Boulder, CO and London: Lynne Rienner, pp. 289-338.

2009. "African Diaspora, Bible in the Music of" in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Volume 1 (pp. 512-516), edited by Hermann Spleckemann, Choon Leong Seow, Hans-Joseph Klauck, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Bernard McGinn, and Eric Ziolkoeski. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter

2009. "Wither Sango?: An Inquiry into Sango's 'Authenticity' and Prominence in the Caribbean" (pp. 233-247) in Sango in Africa and the African Diaspora. Joel E. Tishken, Toyin Falola, and A. Akinyemi, editors. Bloomington: Indiana University Press

2009. "The Anthropological Study of Religion" (pp.24-39) in The World's Religions: Continuities and Transformations. Peter B. Clarke and Peter Beyer, Editors. New York and London: Routledge

2008. "Demanding Spirits and Reluctant Devotees: Belief and Unbelief in the Trinidadian Orisa Movement." Social Analysis  52 (1):19-38.  Reprinted inAnthropology of Religion: Critical Concepts in Religious Studies.  Phillips Stevens Jr. and Denice J. Szafran., editors. New York and London: Routledge (2011). 

2008. "Foreword" (pp. i-vi). The Italians of Rochester, New York, 1940-1960, by Frank A. Salamone. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

2007. "Racism" (pp. 363-367) in The Encyclopedia of Christian Missions. Jonathan J. Bonk, Editor. New York: Routledge

2006. "Beyond a Boundary': Life, Death, and Cricket in Trinidadian Conceptions of the Afterlife. Anthropology and Humanism 31 (2):172-184

2005. "Anthropology of Religion" (vol. I: 128-132); "Syncretism" (vol. V: 2150-2152); "Roy A. Rappaport" (vol. V: 1989-1990); and "Friedrich Maximillan Muller" (vol. IV: 1634-1636) In The Encyclopedia of Anthropology, H. James Birx, Editor. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference

2005. "Being and Becoming a Rastafarian: Notes on the Anthropology of Religious Conversion." In Rastafari: A Universal Philosophy for the Third Millennium. Werner Zips, Editor. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, pp. 256-281.

2005. "On Greenfield's Review of 'The Encyclopedia of African and African American Religions." Reviews in Anthropology 34 (2): 211-213.

2005. "Roy A. Rappaport." The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (volume II, pp.1342-1344). Bron R. Taylor and Jeffrey Kaplan, editors. New York and London: Continuum Publishers International

2005. Four entries: "Mystic, Connecticut" (p. 1486); "Free Will Baptists" (pp. 1305-1306); "Paugussets" (pp. 392-393); and "Camp Meeting Grounds" (p. 1297). The Encyclopedia of New England. David A. Watters and Burt Feintuch, editors. New Haven: Yale University Press.

2005. "Caribbean Religions: Pre-Columbian" (volume III, pp. 1426-1432) and "Caribbean Religions: History of Study" (volume XV, pp. 10023-10030). The Encyclopedia of Religion. Second Edition. Lindsay Jones, General editor. New York: Macmillan Reference.

2004. "African-American and Caribbean Religions" (vol. I: 36-44); "DuBois, W. E. B."(volume II: 581-583); and "Religious Syncretism" (volume IV:1584-1588). The Encyclopedia of World History. William H. McNeill, editor. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group

2004. "W. E. B. DuBois" (pp, 363-368). Encyclopedia of Leadership. James Burns, George B. Goethals, and Georgia J. Sorenson, editors. Walnut Creek, CA: Sage Reference

2004. "Bourguignon, Erika." (pp. 69-70). Biographical Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vered Amit, editor. New York and London: Routledge

2003. Editors' Introduction. (with Charles A. Flowerday). Selected Readings in the Anthropology of Religion: Theoretical and Methodological Essays. Westport, CT: Praeger, pp. 1-13

2003. "Creationism." (pp. 89-93) and "Slavery" (pp. 445-451). The Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom. Catherine Cookson, editor. New York and London: Routledge.

2003. "Limin' wid Jah: Spiritual Baptists Who Become Rastafarians and Then Become Spiritual Baptists Again." The Anthropology of Religious Conversion. Andrew Buckser and Stephen D. Glazier, editors. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 149-170

2003. "Understanding Caribbean Religions" (with Joseph M. Murphy and Leslie G. Desmangles). Chapter 10 In Understanding Caribbean Cultures. T. d'Agostino and Richard Hillman, editors. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle; Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, pp.263-304.

2002. "Rada religion," "Spiritual Baptists," and "Rastafarians." In Religions of the World: a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices. Two volumes. J. Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, editors.  Santa Barbara: ABC/Clio.

2001. "Adumbrations of Dread: Millennial Visions among Trinidad's Spiritual Baptists." Journal of Ritual Studies 15 (1): 17-26

2001. "Editor's Introduction;" "Spiritual Baptists," and "Spiritual Baptist Music" in The Encyclopedia of African and African American Religions (Stephen D. Glazier, general editor). New York and London: Routledge

1999. "Foreword." Special issue: Turkic and Siberian Shamanism in the Former USSR. Eva J. N. Fridman, guest editor. Anthropology of Consciousness vol. 10, no. 4

1999. Three entries: "Benjamin W. Arnett; "John Mifflin Brown", and "William Wallace Fenn." American National Biography. J. A. Garraty and M. C. Carnes, editors. New York: Oxford University Press

1999. "Anthropology and Theology: The Legacies of a Link" in Anthropology and Theology: Gods, Icons, and God-talk. Second Edition. F. A. Salamone and W. R. Adams, eds. Lanham. MD: University Press of America, pp. 209-223

1999. "The Noise of Astonishment: Spiritual Baptist Music in Context." Religion, Diaspora, and Cultural Identity: A Reader in the Anglophone Caribbean, edited by J. W. Pulis. New York: Gordon and Breach, pp. 277-294

1998. "Contested Rites of the African Diaspora." New Trends and Developments in African Religions. P. B. Clarke, editor. London: Greenwood, pp. 105-119

1998. "Anthropology of Religion" and nineteen shorter entries. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society. W. H. Swatos, Jr., editor. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press/ Sage

1998. "Caribbean Religions: Pre-Columbian." in Macmillan World Religions. New York: Macmillan Reference, pp. 120-123.

1997. Associate Editor's Foreword. Migrants, Regional Cultures, and Latin American Cities. Edited by Teofilo Altamirano and Lane Ryo Hirabayashi. Society for Latin American Anthropology Publication Series #13. Washington, D. C.: American Anthropological Association

1997. "Embedded Truths: Creativity and Context in Spiritual Baptist Music." Latin American Music Review 18(1): 44-56

1996. "New World African Ritual: Genuine and Spurious." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35 (4): 421-432

1996. "Authenticity" in Afro-Caribbean Religions: Contested Constructs, Contested Rites. Religion and the Social Order, L. F. Carter and D. Bromley editors. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, pp. 207-225

1996. Five entries. American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. J. H. Brunvand, general editor. New York: Garland

1996. "Changes in the Spiritual Baptist Religion, l976-1990." Ay BoBo: Afro-Caribbean Cults: Identity and Resistance. Teil 1: Kulte.  Manfred Kremser, editor. Wien: Institut fur Volkerkunde der Universitat Wien, pp. 107-114

1995. "Latin American Perspectives on Religion and Politics." Latin American Research Review 30 (1): 247-255

1995. "New Religious Movements in the Caribbean: Identity and Resistance." Born Out of Resistance: Caribbean Cultural Creativity as a Response to European Expansion. Wim Hoogbergen, editor. Utrecht: University of Utrecht/ISOR Press, pp. 253-262

1995. "New Religions among Afro-Americans (Caribbean and South America)," and "New Religions: Afro-Suriname." HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion. J. Z. Smith, general editor. San Francisco: HarperCollins

1994. "Looking at Latin American Religion: Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches." Reviews in Anthropology 23: 313-321

1994. Haitians: history, immigration and cultural contributions; and Jamaicans: history, immigration and cultural contributions. The Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism. S. Auerach, editor. North Bellmore, NY: Marshall Cavendish

1993. Guest editor's introduction: Special issue: Spiritual Baptists, Shango, and other African-Derived Religions in the Caribbean. Caribbean Quarterly 39 (S. D. Glazier, guest editor), pp. v-viii; 1-11

1993. "Responding to the Anthropologist: When the Spiritual Baptists of Trinidad Read What I Write About Them." When They Read What We Write: The Politics of Ethnography. Caroline B. Brettell, editor. New York: Bergin and Garvey, pp. 37-48

1993. Twenty-nine entries. The African American Encyclopedia. M. W. Williams, editor. North Bellmore, NY: Marshall Cavendish

1992. Slavery and Social Death by Orlando Patterson, and The Content of Our Character, by Shelby Steele. Masterpieces in African-American Literature. Frank N. Magill, editor. New York: HarperCollins

1992. "A Comparative Study of Caribbean Pilgrimages: Haiti and Trinidad." Sacred Journeys: The Anthropology of Pilgrimage. A. Morinis, editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood, pp. 135-147

1991. "Notes on Transculturation and Amerindian Religious Traditions." Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Caribbean Archaeology. A. Cummins and P. King, editors. St. Michael's, Barbados: Barbados Museum and Historical Society, pp. 232-236.

1991. "Impressions of Aboriginal Technology: The Case of the Caribbean Canoe." Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of Caribbean Archaeology. E. N. Ayubi and J. Haviser, editors. Willemstad, Curacao: Instituto di Arkeologia i Antropologia di Antia Ulandes, pp. 149-161

1991. "Religion: Amerindian Traditions." The Christopher Columbus Encyclopedia, volume II. S. Berdino, editor. New York: Simon and Schuster, pp. 588-591

1991. "A Revised Aboriginal Ethnohistory of Trinidad" (with A. E. Figueredo). Spanish Borderlands Sourcebook, vol. 13. D. H. Thomas, general editor. New York: Garland, pp. 237-240

1991. "Funerals and Mourning in the Spiritual Baptist and Chango Traditions." Revista America Negra 1 (2): 123-134 (Pontifica Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia)

1991. "Symbolists Who Speak to Themselves: Recent Studies in Symbolic Anthropology: The Anthropology of Experience, edited by V. W. Turner and E. Bruner; Symbols That Stand for Themselves, by R. Wagner; and Religion in Context, by I. M. Lewis." Reviews in Anthropology 19 (1): 41-46

1991. "The Politics of Persistence: The White Creoles of Trinidad." Florida Journal of Anthropology (Special Publication #7) 16: 25-32

1990. "To Have But Not to Hold: Aboriginal Trinidad, l498-1592." Proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Caribbean Archaeology, A. G. Pantel, editor. Washington, D. C.: U. S. Forest Service, pp. 494-500.

1988. "Worldwide Missions of Trinidad's Spiritual Baptists." The National Geographical Journal of India 34 (1): 75-78

1988. "The Religious Mosaic: Playful Celebration in Trinidadian Shango." in Theaters of Play, Frank E. Manning, editor. Play and Culture . Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Press, pp. 216-225

1988. Rastafarianism. The World Book Encyclopedia, vol. 16, p. 147

1987. Race and Race Relations in Trinidad. The International Handbook of Race and Race Relations. Jay A. Sigler, editor. Westport, CT: Greenwood, pp. 321-337

1987. Caribbean Religions: Pre-Columbian. The Encyclopedia of Religion, vol 3. Mircea  Eliade, general editor. New York: Free Press/Macmillan, pp. 81-90

1986. "Geertz, Gods, and Good Beginnings: Two Disciplines in Dialogue." Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly 11 (3): 72-74

1986. “Prophecy and Ecstasy: Religion and Politics in the Caribbean.” Prophetic Religions and Politics. Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson D. Shupe, editors. New York: Paragon House, pp. 430-448

1985. "Religion and Social Justice: Caribbean Perspectives." Phylon 46 (2): 283-299

1985. Presenting American Religious Folk-life: A Panel Discussion (with Elaine J. Lawless, William  K. McNeil and Jeff Todd Titon). Mid-America Folklore 13(2): 27-36

1985. "Mourning in the Afro-Baptist Tradition: A Comparative Study of Religion in the American South and Trinidad." Southern Quarterly 23: 141-156

1985. Caribbean Ethnicity Revisited: Editor's Introduction. Caribbean Ethnicity Revisited. Stephen D. Glazier, editor. New York: Gordon and Breach, pp. 85-97

1985. "Syncretism and Separation: Ritual Change in an Afro-Caribbean Faith." Journal of American Folklore 98 (387): 49-62

1984. Organizacion social y economica de los Baptistas Espirituales con atencion especial a sus misiones en Venezuela. Revista Montalban 15: 5-41

1984. Why Celebrate Demons?: A Review of A Celebration of Demons, by Bruce Kapferer. Reviews in Anthropology 11 (3): 214-218

1983. "Caribbean Pilgrimages: A Typology." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22 (4): 316-325

1983. "Cultural Pluralism and Respectability in Trinidad." Ethnic and Racial Studies 6 (3): 351-355

1983. "Spiritual Baptist Outreach from Trinidad." Cultural Survival Quarterly 7 (3): 38-40

1983. Antique Maps and the Study of Caribbean Prehistory. Proceedings of the 9th International Congress for the Study of Pre-Columbian Cultures in the Lesser Antilles. Montreal: Centre de Recherches Caraibes, pp. 555-570

1982/83. "African Cults and Christian Churches in Trinidad: The Spiritual Baptist Case." Journal of Religious Thought 39 (2): 17-25

1982. "Spatial Behavior, Ethnicity and Social Organization in the Prehistory of Trinidad" (with Alfredo E. Figueredo). Journal de la Societe des Americanistes de Paris 68: 33-40

1982. "An Annotated Ethnographic Bibliography of Trinidad." Behavior Science Research 17 (1&2): 31-58

1982. Personal Symbols and Religious Experience: A Review of Medusa's Hair by G. Obeyesekere. Reviews in Anthropology 9 (2): 245-250

1982. "The St. Joseph's and Mayo Collections from Trinidad, West Indies." Florida Anthropologist 35 (2): 208-215

1980. Commentary on Ward and Beaubrun. Journal of Psychological Anthropology 3 (3): 231-233

1980. "The Boye in lsland-Carib Culture." in La antropologia americanista en al actualidad: Homenaje al Raphael Girard. Volume II. Mexico City: Editores Mexicanas Unidos, pp. 34-46

1980. "Heterodoxy and Heteropraxy in the Spiritual Baptist Faith." Journal of the Interdenominational Theological Center 8: 89-101

1980. "Aboriginal Trinidad and the Guianas: An Historical Reconstruction." Journal of Archaeology and Anthropology, Walter Roth Museum, Georgetown, Guyana, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 119-124

1980. "Religion and Contemporary Religious Movements in the Caribbean: A Report." Sociological Analysis 41 (2): 181-183

1980. "Aboriginal Trinidad in the 16th Century." Florida Anthropologist 33 (3): 52-59

1980. “A Note on Shamanism in the Lesser Antilles.” Anthropological Research Paper #22. Tempe: Arizona State University, pp. 447-455

1980 "Pentecostal Exorcism and Modernization in Trinidad, West Indies." Perspectives on Pentecostalism: Case Studies from the Caribbean and Latin America. Stephen D. Glazier, editor. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, pp. 67-80

1979. “The Study of Regional Cults.” Reviews in Anthropology 6: 229-234

1979. "Pentecostalism, Exorcism and Modernization: A Caribbean Case Study." Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review 16 (2): 82-83

1978. "Trade and Warfare in Protohistoric Trinidad." Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress for the Study of Pre-Columbian Cultures in the Lesser Antilles. Montreal: Centre de Recherches Caraibes, pp. 279-282.

1978. "Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Trinidad's Prehistory." Journal of the Virgin Islands Archaeological Society 5: 32-35

1977/78. Bibliografia del Medium Espiritista y la Posesion Parte 1. Boletin del Museo del Hombre Dominicano 8: 125-159; Parte II, 9: 137-159


Select Book Reviews:

In press.  The Cross and the Machete: Native Baptism of Jamaica -- identity, Ministry and Legacy, by Dick Devon.  Caribbean Studies

In press. Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba, by Todd Ramon Ochoa.  Choice

 2011.  Caribbean Religious History, by Ennis Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez. Journal of Latin American Studies  43 (3).
             
 2011. (with Alfredo E. Figueredo) Caciques and Cemi Idols: The Web Spun by Taino Rulers Between Hispaniola and Puerto Rico, by Jose R. Oliver. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (n.s.)17: 414 -15.

 2011.  Democratic Insecurities: Violence, Trauma and Intervention in Haiti, by Erica Caple James.  Choice 48 (7): 1357.

2010.  Chanting Down the New Jerusalem: Calypso, Christianity, and Capitalism
in the Caribbean, by Francio Guadeloupe. Church History 79 (1): 239-241.

2009. On the Margins of Religion, edited by Frances Pine and Juia de Pina-Cabral.  Anthropos 104 (2): 627-629.
 
2009.  Taino Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival of the Stranger King, by William F. Keegan.  American Ethnologist 36 (3): 600-602.

2009. The Black Madonna in Latin America and Europe: Tradition and Transformation, by Malgorzala Oleszkiewicz-Peralba. Journal of Anthropological Research 65 (1): 175-176.

2009. Pre-Columbian Jamaica, by Peter Allworth-Jones. Choice  46 (7):1380.

2009.  Women and Religion in the African Diaspora:  Knowledge, Power, Performance, edited by R. Marie-Griffith and Barbara Dianne Savage. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48 (1): 204-206.

2008.  Religion and Anthropology: A Critical Introduction, by Brian Morris.  Sociology of Religion 69 (2): 238-239

2007.  Contemporary Maya Spirituality: The Ancient Ways Are Not Lost, by Jean Molesky-Poz.  Anthropology of Consciousness 18 (1): 118-119.

2006.  Migration and Vodou, by Karen E. Richman. International Migration Review  40 (4): 979-980.

2006.  Black Magic: Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition, by Yvonne P. Chireau.  Anthropology of Consciousness 17 (2): 104-106

2006.  Living Spirit, Living Practice: Poetics, Politics, Epistemology, by Ruth Frankenberg.  American Ethnologist 33 (2).  On-line.
 
2006.  Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity among South Asians in Trinidad, by Aisha K. Khan. Ethnic and Racial Studies 29 (3): 577-579

2005. Theorising Faith: the Insider/Outsider Problem in the Study of Ritual, Elizabeth Arweck and Martin D. Stinger, Editors. Culture and Religion 6 (2): 327-330.
 
2004.  Native Religions and Cultures of Central and South America.  Lawrence E. Sullivan, Editor.  Ethnohistory 51 (4): 826-828

2004.  Personal Knowledge and Beyond: Reshaping the Ethnography of Religion, James V. Spickard, J. Shawn Landres, and Meredith B. McGuire, editors. Religion 34 (3): 244-246.

2003.  Hidden Heritage: The Legacy of the Crypto Jews, by Janet L. Jacobs.  Review of Religious Research 44 (4): 434-435.

 2002.  Religion, Culture, and Tradition in the Caribbean, edited by H. Gossai and Nathaniel S. Murrell, editors. Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 76 (3&4): 366-368.

 2002.  Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion, by Rodney Stark and Roger Finke. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41(1): 193-194

 2001.  Any Time is Trinidad Time: Social Meanings and Temporal Consciousness, by Kevin Birth.  American Ethnologist 28 (2): 474-475
 
 2000.  Believing Identity:  Pentecostalism and the Mediation of Jamaican Ethnicity and Gender in England, by N. R. Toulis.  American Ethnologist 27 (3): 787-788

 2000.  The Big Drum Ritual of Carriacou, by Lorna McDaniel.  Latin American Music Review 21(1): 70-72

 1999.  Jamaica Genesis: Religion and the Politics of Moral Orders, by Diane J. Austin-Broos.  American Ethnologist 26 (3): 768-769

 1999.  More Than Opium: An Anthropological Approach to Latin American and Caribbean Pentecostal PRAXIS, edited by B. Boudewijnse, A. Droogers, and F. Kamsteeg.  Religious Studies Review 25: 384-385

1999.  A Community of Witches: Contemporary Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft in the United States, by Helen A. Berger.  Review of Religious Research 40 (4): 379-380

1998.  Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader, edited by Nathaniel S. Murrell, William D. Spencer and Adrian A. McFarlane.  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37 (4): 768-769

1998.  Explorations in Anthropology and Theology, edited by Frank A. Salamone and Walter R. Adams.  American Anthropologist 100 (2): 547-548