emisférica is the Hemispheric Institute’s peer-reviewed, online, trilingual scholarly journal. Published biannually, journal issues focus on specific areas of inquiry in the broader field of performance and politics in the Americas. The journal publishes academic essays, multimedia artist presentations, activist interventions, translations, as well as book, performance and film reviews. Its languages are English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Invited Editor:

Gina Athena Ulysse


Jill Lane
Marcial Godoy-Anativia

Managing Editor:

Kerry Whigham

Photo Editor:

Laura Blüer

Video Editor:

Victor Bautista

Editorial Assistants:

Harry Buckoke
Isabel Gil Everaert
David Preciado
Denise Rogers Valenzuela


Sérgio Andrade
Margaret Carson
Carlos Felipe Olivares
Johny Fontaine
Wynnie Lamour (Creole Institute)
Marie-Jose NZengou Tayo
Fabio Salvatti
Emmanuel Taub
Évelyne Trouillot
Gina Athena Ulysse
Miguel Winograd

Special Thanks:

Mary Beth Bruce
Dawn Piscitelli

Kyrah Malika Daniels

Marie-José N'Zengou-Tayo

Una Osato

Kate Rushin 

Melissa Rosario

Haiti Illumination Project

Published By

HemiPress, New York City 2015
ISSN 1554-3706


The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor, New York City, New York 10003