Gina Athena Ulysse

Gina Athena Ulysse is a feminist anthropologist, artist and activist, and self-described post-Zora interventionist. She is Professor of Anthropology at Wesleyan University. Her research interests focus on Black diasporic conditions. Her ethnographic work has appeared in several journals and collections. Her creative projects include spoken word, performance art, and installation pieces. Her latest award winning book Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD (2017) is a collection of poetry, performance texts and photographs. She was awarded the 2018 Anthropology in the Media Award by the AAA. She is a also the recipient of Wesleyan’s Binswanger Prize for Excellence in Teaching and the Haitian Studies Association award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2015. Her presentation acknowledges the work of Anténor Firmin, Jamaica Kincaid, Ian F Lopez, Toni Morrison, Arlene Torres and Michel-Rolph Trouillot.