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Assistant professor @ South Carolina State University


Alison Mc Letchie obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2013, M.A. in Anthropology, and Certificate in Museum Management in 2003 from the University of South Carolina (USC). Her co-authored paper, “Perceptions of COVID-19 in a sample of female clergy” was published in January 2022 in the edited volume, Christianity and COVID-19: Pathways for Faith. Two articles that consider aspects of Carnival and the Carnival Arts are “Celebrating Caribbean-American Identity in the Southeastern US,” Special Issues, Caribbean Studies Across Disciplines, The Researcher: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 30 (1), Spring 2020 and “The Holy Temple of Soca: Rev. Rudder in Attendance” in Vanessa E. Valdes (Ed.) The Future is Now: A New Look at African Diaspora Studies in 2012. Dr. Mc Letchie delivered the 2019 Saul O. Sidore lecture at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She has given the Cheryl Herrera Memorial Lecture for the Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today in 2019 and 2016. Working with filmmaker George “Buddy” Wingard, completed the documentary, “We Came A Long Way By Faith: Catholic Hill and St. James the Greater Catholic Church” about one of the oldest African American parish in South Carolina which debuted in March 2020.

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Research Area and Interest : Race, ethnicity, economic inequality, calypso. religion, Caribbean Carnivals, HBCU student behavioral and sexual health, inclusion and diversity on HBCU campuses, la Divina Pastora, Caribbean Catholic music

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Carnival as Extempo: The Impact of Covid-19 in Carnival

The purpose of this study is to learn about the impact of COVID-19 on Carnival professionals: musicians, performers, designers, promoters and other industry members for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

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