Dr. Gina Athena Ulysse
Professor of Anthropology & Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University
Inaugural Residency, School of Language, Culture, & Society
April 23-26, 2018
A public anthropologist and performance artist whose work encompasses ethnography, blogs, installations, and poetry, Dr. Ulysse exemplifies the innovation, interdisciplinarity, and social-justice frameworks of the School of Language, Culture, & Society at Oregon State University. Dr. Ulysse’s research integrates her interests in Black diasporic conditions, ethnography, pedagogy, performance and representation. Her interdisciplinary work explores the continuous impact of history on agency and possibilities of social justice in the present. Her publications include Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post Quake Chronicle (2015) and Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importing, A Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica (2007), and Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD (2017) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Her performance projects include VooDooDoll, What if Haiti Were a Woman? and Contemplating Absences and Distances. Ulysse was the invited editor of "Caribbean Rasanblaj” (2015) a double issue of e-misférica, NYU's Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics journal and editor of “Pawol Fanm sou Douz Janvye” (2011) in Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism. An intermittent blogger, she often muses on AfricaIsACountry, Huffington Post, Ms Blog and Tikkun Daily.
Public events:
Beyond Silences: a performance and reading. 4pm, Monday, April 23, in Learning Innovation Center 314.
"Critical Thoughts on Interdisciplinarity and Rasanblaj": 12:30 pm, Wednesday, April 25, Memorial Union 206.