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Gina Athena Ulysse
Professor of Anthropology, Wesleyan University
Gina Athena Ulysse is an anthropologist, a poet, performance artist and multi-media artist. She is a professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Born in Haiti, she has lived in the northeast of United States since her family migrated eons ago.
Her most recent book, Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle is a tri-lingual collection of public writing from 2010-2012. She is also the author of Downtown Ladies (Chicago 2008), an ethnography of Jamaican Informal Commercial Importers. She served as guest editor of e-misférica's Caribbean Rasanblaj a special issue of NYU's Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics' journal. Her latest book, Because When God is Too Busy; Haiti, me & THE WORLD is a collection of poetry, performance texts and photographs (Wesleyan U Press, April 2017). She is currently wrestling with paint brushes.