Bernadette Rigal-Cellard

Bernadette Rigal-Cellard is Professor in North-American Studies at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne where she founded the multidisciplinary Masters Program in Religious Studies in 2005. She is a specialist of North American contemporary religions and of Native literatures.

She has published many studies in France and abroad, notably: Le Mythe et la plume (Monaco : Le Rocher, 2004), and La religion des mormons (Paris : Albin Michel, 2012).

She has edited several volumes on the adaptation of religions to other cultures, and on the impact of Christian missions: Les mutations transatlantiques des religions (& C. Lerat. Pessac : PUB, 2000); Sectes, Églises, mystiques : échanges, conquêtes, métamorphoses (dir. Bordeaux : Pleine Page, 2004); Missions Extrêmes en Amérique du Nord : des jésuites à Raël (Pleine Page, 2005); Religions et mondialisation : exils, expansions, résistances (PUB, 2009); Prophéties et utopies religieuses au Canada. Pessac : PUB, 2011. 309 p. She is preparing a book on the history of the Tekakwitha Conference and the inculturation of Catholicism in North American Native communities.