Gina Athena Ulysse, Invited Artist Faculty (2023-Virtual)
Gina Athena Ulysse is a self-described PostZoraInterventionist. A Haitian-American feminist artist-anthropologist, she is currently Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. In the two decades, her work as a cultural anthropologist has engaged in crossings and dialogues between the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Her interdisciplinary practice is rooted in what she calls — a gathering of ideas, people, things, and spirits. In addition to her books, her writing and art have appeared in American Ethnologist, Feminist Studies, Frontiers, Journal of Haitian Studies, Kerb Journal of Landscape Architecture, Gastronomica, Meridians, Third Text, and anthologies. Over the years, she has performed at The Bowery, The British Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Gorki Theatre, LaMaMa, Marcus Garvey Liberty Hall, MoMA Salon, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Australia.
Rasanblaj Workshop: Rasanblaj… assembly, compilation, enlisting, regrouping of ideas, things, people, spirits. Not necessarily in that order. For example, fè yon rasanblaj, do a gathering, a ceremony, a protest. Consider rasanblaj as theory, method, and praxis. This workshop aims to recognize, name, and sensitize participants to the imperatives in doing this work mindfully.