Gina Athena Ulysse examines why destitution, sensationalism and violence are the mainstays of the media’s coverage of Haiti.
Gina Athena Ulysse
Gina Athena Ulysse works as an Associate Professor of Anthropology, African-American Studies and Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She is the author of Downtown Ladies: Informal Commercial Importers, A Haitian Anthropologist and Self-Making in Jamaica (Chicago 2008) as well as numerous articles, essays and creative non-fiction on research methods, feminism, Haitian diasporic tensions and Vodou. This past year, she has provided useful commentary and written for alternative media such as Ms Magazine, NPR, PRI, Here on Earth, Huffington Post and MsBlog among other venues. She is an inaugural fellow in Wesleyan University’s College of the Environment think tank where she is working on a project on stories of civic engagement and the earthquake in Haiti. She is also an active performer and mutimedia artist.