An Equitable Human Assertion, Rasanblaj I

Sydney, Australia
March 14 – Hibernation
June 16 – 6 September

Past Appearances

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

New York City, NY
December 3

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT
November 12

Gorki Theatre

Berlin, Germany
October 27

CT Library Association Conference

Stamford, CT

April 30

Rasanblaj Ethnography Workshop

AES/ABA/ALLA conference

Washington University in St Louis

March 14

Annual Caribbean Writer’s Series


St Johns University  

February 7

“Haiti Through Feminist Lens” Panel

National Women Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

Keynote, “African and Caribbean Women  in the Post-diaspora”

July 12-14

South Bank University, London, England

School of Language, Culture and Society

April 23-26

Inaugural residency, Oregon State University, Corvallis 

“Enduring Questions, New Methods: Haitians Studies in the 21st Century”

April 12-13 University of Virginia

Performance, “Remixed Ode to Rebel’s Spirit or Lyrical Meditations on A Revolutionary Legacy: Haiti and Toussaint Louverture”

British Museum, London, England

“Skin Castles: Performing a Taxonomy of Rages Against Empire”

Symposium, “Exhibiting the Experience of Empire”

British Museum, London, England

“Alternatives in Publishing: A Writing Workshopfor Transnational Feminist Scholars” Workshop

National Women Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

“Black Liberation Rasanblaj Redux”

4th Annual Kamau Brathwaite Lecture

The UWI, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill, Barbados

The Arts Matter: Scholars, Artists, and the Politics of Aesthetics.

American Anthropological Association Conference

Washington D.C.

Panels On Writing For The Public Sphere In Honor of Paula Giddings/Meridians Journal

National Women’s Studies Association

November 16-18

Baltimore, MD. 

Keynote address: Why Rasanblaj, Why Now?: New Salutations to the Four Cardinal Points in Haitian Studies

Haitian Studies Association

November 2-4

New Orleans, LA. 

Keynote address: Crossings & Rasanblaj: Performing Anthropological Interventions

Collective Visions Series

Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. 

Panel Discussion of Carrie Mae Weems’  “Ritual and Revolution” Exhibit

October 9-13

Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. 

SPHERE presents: An Evening with Gina Athena Ulysse

Performing Pedagogies of Presence

Toad Hall Amphitheater, Watkinson School, Hartford, CT. 

Experiences of Migration and Transformations in the Ecotones

June 22-24

University of Poitiers, France 

No Longer at the Margins: Black Women’s Practice and Performance of Social Justice.

CUNY Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Conference

Hunter College, New York, NY

Pedagogies of Belonging Workshop

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX

Jesse Daniel Ames Lecture

Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX 

Second Annual Vanessa Knights Memorial Lecture

Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Thyne, UK

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Intersectional Inquiries Conference

March 2-4

Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana 

Author’s Talk: “Dance on the Volcano” by Marie Vieux Chauvet, translated by Kaiama L. Glove

Haiti Cultural Exchange, 33 Lafayette, Brooklyn, NY 

Because When God Is Too Busy

Book Launch with Joy A. James & Jeremy M. Glick

Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics

New York, NY

Club Creole Gala

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

Marie Chauvet/Haiti: Chauvet’s Theatre of Revolt

Segal Theatre Center, New York, NY

When and Where I Enter

Smith College, Northampton, MA 

i$land Re-Po$$e$$ed (Re-reading Katherine Dunham in the Non-Profit Industrial Complex)

May 16-17

King’s College, London 

Artist-Academic-Activist Negotiating My Giant Leaps

Wesleyan University 

American Ethnological Society

March 31 – April 2

Washington D.C. 

Why Haiti Needs New Narratives

Cornell University

Why Haiti Needs New Narratives

SUNY Oneonta 

Transnational Hispaniola

Rutgers University 

Living Writers/Diasporic Dialogues Series: Neither Informant Nor Sidekick: Tales of a Dyaspora Feminist

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Contemplating Absences and Distances Quelles sont les Besoins de Saint Domingue?

Queens College CUNY, Flushing, NY 

Contemplating Absences and Distancesm Quelles sont les Besoins de Saint Domingue?

Queens College CUNY, Flushing, NY 

Why Haiti Needs Narratives Book Reading and Signing

Boswell Book Store, Milwaukee, WI 

KOSANBA/Haitian Studies Association Conference

October 21-24

University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Rebuilding and Re-presenting Port-au-Prince and New Orleans: Five and Ten Years Post-disaster

American Studies Association, Toronto, Canada

Why Haiti Needs Narratives

Book Reading and Signing

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 

An Palé: Café Conversation Book Reading and Signing

Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza Branch, NY, NY 

Five Years Later: Revisiting Haiti and the Earthquake Why Haiti Needs Narratives Book Reading and Signing

University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 

After Revolution:  Versions and Re-visions of Haiti Keynote presentation: Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love VI: Meditations on Distances & VooDooDoll

July 9 – 10

University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK 

Academic Artist Activist: Negotiating My Giant Leaps

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 

Spaces, Scales, and Routes: Region Formation in History and Anthropology Conference Contemplating Distances, A Performance

April 30 – May 2

Harvard University Cambridge, MA 

Engendering Hispaniola Lecture Series Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love V: Meditations on VooDooDoll

Barnard College, New York, NY 

Of Ruins, Memories, Landscapes and Monuments: The Tortuous Definitions of Heritage Symposium Rasanblaj or Anatomy of a Fractured Temple Meditations on Rememories and Repozswas

March 27 – 28

School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus 

American Anthropological Association Annual Conference Panel: Anthropology as Storytelling

Plenary: Politics and the Performing Arts in Washington D.C

Washington D.C.

December 3-7 

Writing for the Popular Press: A Workshop for Feminist Scholars

National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

Feminist Transgressions

Imagining and Imaging the Caribbean Inaugural Conference Writing in the Caribbean Diaspora Panel with Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Caryl Phillips and moderated by Kaiama L Glover and Maja Horn

James Room, 4th Fl. Barnard Hall

3009 Broadway W 117th Street

October 17 from 3:10-4:40pm 

emisférica 11.1: Decolonial Gesture Round Table with Contributors and Editors Julie Mehretu, Joaquín Barriendos, Gina Athena Ulysse, Jill Lane, Marcial Godoy, and Macarena Gómez-Barris.

Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics

New York City, NY

(10) The Voodoo (debut) Manifest Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas

9th Encuentro of Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics,

Montreal, Canada

June 21-28 

“Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love IV” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women Histories on the Edge/Histoire sur la brèche

Toronto, Canada

Thursday May 22- Sunday May 25 

Post-Zora Interventions: Reflections on Blogging Anthropology, Art and Such

Anthropology Colloquium

Cornell University 

Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love III

SoCA Heritage Week

Williams College, Williamstown, MA

“Feminist Alter(ed)natives” Is it Possible to De-colonize Mestizaje? Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

King Juan Carlos Center NYU

New York, NY

Friday April 11- Saturday April 12 

Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love II

University Of Maryland, College Park, MD

Possession and Inspiration –  Between the Psyche and the Spirits: A Conversation about Therapy and Vodou, with Gina Athena Ulysse and Craig E. Stephenson, moderated by Jerry W. Carlson

Grad Center, NYC, NY


Why Haiti Needs a Higher Love I Arts and Resistance

20th Center for Africana Studies Conference

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain CT

Reading VooDooDoll What if Haiti Were a Woman Yari Yari Ntoaso: The Dialogue Continues

Ghana College of Physician and Surgeons

No 54 Independence Avenue

Near Ridge Roundabout

Accra, Ghana

May 16-19

Reading VooDooDoll What if Haiti Were a Woman

The Garvey Great Hall

Liberty Hall: The Legacy of Marcus Garvey

76 King Street

Kingston, Jamaica

Reading VooDooDoll What if Haiti Were a Woman – New Narratives of Haiti

Transition Magazine 111 Launch

Harvard Book Store

1256 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Discussion Leader Feminist Constellations: Intercultural Paradigm in the Americas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

King Juan Carlos I Center NYU

53 Washington Square South

New York, NY

April 12-13 

Performance My Giant Leaps (Remix) TEDxUofM Untapped_

University of Michigan Power Center

Ann Arbor, MI

Performance Retro MRT in Spokenword, The Life and Work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot: A Symposium

CLACS, New York University

Auditorium of King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Square,

New York, NY

Performance “The Experts” in collaboration with Robin D.G. Kelley’s “Blues People and the Poetic Spirit: Recovering Surrealism’s Revolutionary Politics”

Get Ready for the Marvelous Black Surrealism conference NYU Steinhardt Einstein Auditorium,

Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street

New York, NY

Performance in 8th Encuentro Trasnocheo Cities | Bodies | Action: The Politics of Passion in the Americas

Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

São Paulo, Brazil

January 12-19, 2013 

Performance Bad, Bad Girl: The Battle for Full Subjectivity in Ruth Behar’s Reflexivity The Ethnographer’s Craft: Works Inspired by Ruth Behar I.

Panel organized by Erica Lehrer and Ellen Moodie at the 111th American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings.

San Francisco, CA

Presenter “Haiti and the New Media: From Blogosphere to Twittersphere” 

Panel organized by Nadeve Menard at the 24th Annual Haitian Studies Association Conference.

York College, Queens NY

Discussant “Early Twentieth Century Ethnographies on Haiti: An Interdisciplinary Roundtable” organized by Alessandra Benedicty at the 24th Annual Haitian Studies Association Conference.

York College, Queens NY 

Performance Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD

Talk & Workshop

Department of Gender and Race Studies

University of Alabama

March 1-2 

Performance Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD

Talk & Workshop Institute on Black Life

University of South Florida

February 16-18 

Book Launch & Discussion Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake Manolia Charlotin, Lisa Davis, Etant Dupain, Melinda Miles, Pablo Morales, Mark Schuller

Brecht Forum, NYC

Performance Anatomy of a Wail

New York Historical Society

Presenter, Roundtable Discussion National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

Atlanta, Georgia

Performance Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD

Johnson Chapel, Amherst College, Massachusetts 

Performance Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD Talk. Why Feminist Analysis Matters to Haiti Now More Than Ever & Workshop

Auburn University, Alabama

October 6-8, 2011 

Performance New Work. Gede Laughs Last Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death and Mortuary Rituals in the Caribbean

The Universtiy of the West Indies, Barbados

June 6-8, 2011 

Debut Performance Fascinating! Her Resilience. Collaboration with Val-Inc. 

College of the Environment

Wesleyan University

Middletown CT

Women’s Studies Annual Lecture, Performance & Workshop

Bucknell University

March 8-9

Performance Like Brothers and Sisters curated by Nicholas Dumit Estevez. Featuring Josephina Baez, Shaun Leonardo and Val-Inc.

Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary

March 3, 2011 

Reading I am a Storm. Haiti from the Perspectives of Two Haitian-American Artists. With Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell.

Department of Romance Languages

and Literatures. University of Missouri

Panelist Laying the Groundwork: Du Bois, Dunham, Hurston and Schomburg – Trailblazing the Investigation of the African Diasporan Aesthetic.

Schomburg Center, NYC

Performance Haiti (an) Matter. With Peniel Guerrier.

NYU Gallatin, Black History Month. 

New York City, NY

Performance & Alter(ed)native Workshop Culture in Global Affairs & Anthropology

George Washington University

Washington D.C.

January 27-28, 2011 

Artist-in-Residence Center for the Study of Race, Politics & Culture (CSRPC)

University of Chicago

January 21-24, 2011 

Panelist Waiting for Justice in Haiti: One Year Later

Venue: Busboys and Poets

2041 14th Street, NW (14th & V)

Washington, DC

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

9:00AM – Noon 

“Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me and THE WORLD”

LaMaMa , NYC

University of Michigan

Center for World Performance Studies & Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies & Center For African-American Studies

Feminist Conversations on Disasters, Divisions & the Apocalypse

University at Albany

Claremont Graduate University

Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics

Flag Day Event

University of California Santa Barbara


Let Spirit Speak Conference

City College. CUNY


John Henrik Clarke Lecture Dedicated to Haiti

Hunter College, NYC

Fundraiser for Haiti Soleil & INURED

Fundraiser for Be Present & INURED

Fundraiser for INURED

Wesleyan Chapel

Middletown, CT

“Breath for Breath, Line for Line, Poets for Poets”

Haitian Poets Unite for Centre D’Art Benefit

Brecht Forum, NYC

“Because When God is too Busy: Haiti,  me and THE WORLD”

Yale University, African-American Studies Department

New Haven, CT

“Out of the Abyss.” Diasporic Haitian Poets Muse on Hunger, Nation. Organizer and Performer with Marc Arena, Jen Celestin, Jean Dany Joachim, Millery Polyne & Michelle Voltaire Marcelin

LaMaMa,. NYC

“Gina Rants: On Writing or Performing Rage”-Performance of “A Poem About Why I Can’t Wait”

printed by Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Center for African American Studies

Wesleyan University

Middletown CT

Merging Art and Culture: A Symposium in honor of Katherine Dunham

Trinity College

Hartford, CT

Visiting Artist Performance at Wesley Center

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Bluestockings Bookstore

New York City, NY

“Loving Haiti, Loving Vodou” 

Latin American Studies C,

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

“Skin Castles” Spoken word performance with Dancer Nicole Stanton

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

April 25-26

“Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, me and the World.”

Center Stage Theatre

Santa Barbara, CA

Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, me and the World.”

Lyric Stage Theatre

Boston, MA

“Loving Haiti, Loving Vodou: A Self in Progress” 

Green Street Art Center

Middletown, CT

“Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD”

Bowery Poetry Club

New York, NY

“Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD”

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

“Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD”

National Council for Research on Women Annual Conference

CUNY Graduate Center

New York, NY

“Rage, Maneuvers and Positions: Black Feminist Echoes” Sara Doyle Women’s Center and Mellon Foundation Program

Brown University

Providence, RI

“Diasporic Poetries” Invited performance to close The Black Atlantic project at the House of World Cultures

Berlin, Germany

“Concepts of Home” Reading at Centre for Caribbean Thought Conference in honor of Stuart Hall

University of the West Indies

Kingston, Mona, Jamaica

“I Came of Age Colonized & Now I’m Feeling all this Rage”

Department of Anthropology and African American Studies

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL