Paravisini-Gebert, Lizabeth 1953-

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PERSONAL: Born March 21, 1953, in Puerto Rico; daughter of Domingo (an accountant) and Virgenmina (a designer; maiden name, Rivera) Paravisini; married Gordon Alan Gebert (an architect), September 24, 1988; children: Gordon Alan III; stepchildren: Carrie Lauren, D'Arcy Allyse. Education: University of Puerto Rico, B.A., 1973; New York University, M.A., 1976, M.Phil., 1980, Ph.D., 1982. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Home—63 North Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960. Office—Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

CAREER: Herbert H. Lehman College of the City University of New York, Bronx, NY, associate professor of Puerto Rican studies, 1981-91; Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, associate professor of Caribbean literature and culture, beginning 1991.


(Editor, with Carmen Esteves) Green Cane and Juicy Flotsam: Short Stories by Caribbean Women, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1991.

Luz y sombra, University of Puerto Rico Press (Rio Piedras, PR), 1991.

(With Margarite Fernández Olmos) El Placer de la palabra, Planeta (Mexico City, Mexico), 1991.

(With Olga Torres Seda) Caribbean Women Novelists: An Annotated Bibliography, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1992.

(With Margarite Fernández Olmos) Pleasure and the Word: Erotic Writings by Latin American Women, White Pine Press (Fredonia, NY), 1993.

Phyllis Shand Allfrey: A Caribbean Life, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1993.

(Editor, with Margarite Fernández Olmos) Remaking a Lost Harmony: Stories from the Hispanic Caribbean, White Pine Press (Fredonia, NY), 1995.

(Editor, with Margarite Fernández Olmos) Sacred Possessions: Vodou, Santeria, Obeah, and the Caribbean, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1997.

Jamaica Kincaid: A Critical Companion, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1999.

(Editor, with Margarite Fernández Olmos) Healing Cultures: Art and Religion As Curative Practices in the Caribbean and Its Diaspora, Palgrave (New York, NY), 2001.

(Editor, with Ivette Romero-Cesareo) Women at Sea: Travel Writing and the Margins of Caribbean Discourse, Palgrave (New York, NY), 2001.

(With Margarite Fernández Olmos) Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo, New York University Press (New York, NY), 2003.



Library Journal, July, 2003, L. Kriz, review of Creole Religions of the Caribbean: An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo.*