Ren/Rachel Ellis Neyra

Ren/Rachel Ellis Neyra is a poet-theorist and a teacher based in New York. Ellis Neyra is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Wesleyan University. In the past, they taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and Stony Brook University. Ellis Neyra reads and writes about: Latina/o/x and Black Studies; Caribbean, African Diasporic and Latina/o/x Poetics, Performance Art, Music, and Visual Art; Third Cinema; Cuban and Puerto Rican Contemporary Art; Film, Literary, Queer, and Translation Theories. Recently, Ellis Neyra was living in San Juan and working on their academic book manuscript, Cry Bomba: Listening to Brown Poetics, in residency at Beta-Local. Cry Bomba is concerned with Latina/o/x and Black literature, music, cinema, and performance art that deviate from the promise of freedom and the American dream, and flicker with insurgency. Ellis Neyra also recently published their debut book of poems with La Impresora Press in San Juan, Meteor Shower / Días Sin Shower.

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Towards an Un-American Solidarity: Thinking With Puerto Rico After Hurricane María

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Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans

ICI returns to New Orleans this March for the third Curatorial Intensive in the city since 2015.

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