Two upcoming events of interest at GW

NOTE: These two events have been rescheduled for Friday, March 4. The workshop will be at 3pm and the performance will be at 6:30pm in the same location.

Gina Athena Ulysse, Wesleyan University Associate Professor of Anthropology, African Studies, Environmental Studies, and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Inaugural Fellow in the College of the Environment will be holding two events at GW – a workshop in the morning followed by a presentation in the evening. See below for details.

Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, Me and THE WORLD

Photo courtesy of Gina Ulysse
Photo courtesy of Gina Ulysse

When: Friday, January 28, 5 – 6 pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Professor Ulysse’s training as a cultural anthropologist informs this dramatic monologue about how Haiti’s past occupies its present. She weaves history, personal narrative, theory, and statistics in spoken-word with Vodou chants to reflect and deconstruct childhood memories, social (in)justice, spirituality, and the dehumanization of Haitians. Professor Ulysse is currently working on a montage ethnography, C’est Mon Devoir (It is My Duty): Stories of Civic Engagement, Urban Degradation and the Earthquake in Haiti.

Alter(ed)natives

When: Friday, January 28, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Where: 1957 E Street NW, 6th floor, Lindner Family Commons
The Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here

Professor Ulysse explores the border zones between ethnography and performance, and discusses as she puts it, “why we need the visceral in the structural” to participate in the decolonizing project of accessing and reclaiming a full subject.

Both of these events are sponsored by the CIGA Seminar Series, part of the Elliott School of International Affairs and its Institute of Global and International Studies

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