Gina Athena Ulysse

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Gina Athena Ulysse is a Haitian-American anthropologist, feminist, poet, performance artist and activist. Professor Ulysse earned her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. She is currently a full professor of anthropology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Ulysse is most known for her 2015 book Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle.[1][2][3]

"Because When God Is Too Busy: Haiti, Me, & The World" is a one-woman show written and performed by Ulysse that combines history, theory, and personal narrative in spoken word with Vodou chants to reflect on childhood memories, social justice, spirituality, and the incessant dehumanization of Haitians.[3] Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD was published in book form on April 7, 2017.


  1. ^ Edwards, Jennifer (December 9, 2010). "Haiti Is Wailing: Gina Athena Ulysse, Anthropologist and Performing Artist". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gina Athena Ulysse". Need to Know on PBS. PBS. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Ulysse, Gina Athena (2015). Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post-Quake Chronicle. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-7544-9.