Gina Athena Ulysse is currently Associate Professor of Anthropology and African-American Studies at Wesleyan University. She was trained as an anthropologist at the University of Michigan.
An interdisciplinary scholar-artist, Ulysse weaves history, statistics, personal narrative, theory, with Vodou chants to dramatize and address issues of social (in)justice, intersectional identities, spirituality and the dehumanization of Haitians and other marked bodies. With her performance work, she seeks to outline, confront and work through the continuities and discontinuities in the unprocessed horror of colonialism.
Her first book, Downtown Ladies was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2008. Her work has also been published in several journals including: Anthropology and Humanism, Feminist Studies, Journal of Haitian Studies, Ma Comère: Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Meridians: Feminism, Race and Transnationalism and PoemMemoirStory. She has performed her one woman show "Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD" at colleges and universities as well as stage theaters throughout the country. More info;www.ginaathenaulysse.com