Gina Athena Ulysse

Gina Athena Ulysse is a feminist interdisciplinary artist and professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. Her research questions concerning the Black diaspora focus on how the collective past functions in the present. Her work considers power and vulnerability in the unprocessed horrors of colonialism and empire. Her performance and creative works are inspired by ancestral, freedom, and love imperatives. Her projects often combine history, theory, and personal narrative with Vodou chants to confront the visceral in the structural, and the perpetual dehumanization of the vulnerable. Her multiple publications include the books, Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle (2015), and Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD (2017) is a collection of poetry, performance texts, and photographs. She is currently developing BlackLiberationMashUp, a remix of literature from the Black diaspora. She is an invited artist in the Biennale of Sydney in 2020.