photo: regisHelen A. Regis

Associate Professor


Ph.D. Tulane University, 1997
M.A. Tulane University, 1992
B.A. Loyola University, 1987

Selected Publications

2013 Producing Africa at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. African Arts 46(2):70-85.

2011 Davis, the Irritant: Whiteness in Black Spaces. Critical Exchange on David Simon’s Treme. Contemporary Political Theory 10(3):393-411.

2009 Can There be a Critical Collaborative Ethnography? Creativity and Activism in the Seventh Ward, New Orleans. Rachel Breunlin and Helen A. Regis. Collaborative Anthropologies 2:115-146.

2008 Producing the Folk at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Helen A. Regis and Shana Walton. Journal of American Folklore 121(482):400-440.

2006 Putting the Ninth Ward on the Map: Race, Place, and Transformation in Desire, New Orleans. Rachel Breunlin and Helen A. Regis. American Anthropologist 108(4):745-765.

Courses Taught

Introduction to World Ethnography
Medicine, Bodies, and Power
Gender, Place, and Culture
Doing Oral History
History of Anthropological Thought
Graduate Seminar: Public Culture: Museums, Festivals, Citizenship, Public Space


Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-6171
Fax: 225-578-4420



Helen A. Regis' CV