Marlène Ramírez-Cancio | Associate Director of Arts & Media at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

Episode 2


Marlène has one of the coolest jobs in the entire national and perhaps even global landscape, of arts and culture. Really. She’s a powerhouse of incredible talent as actor, artist, creative worker, cultural advocate, producer, writer, mentor, and linguist. She earned a BA in Literature from Harvard; a MA in Comparative Literature with PhD coursework from Stanford; and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Marlène is also known as Fulana, for the project Fulana, a Latina video + Performance Collective. Visit their site, they’re amazing.

Visit and learn about the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. It’s also amazing.

We're friends for over 30-years. During our conversation we talk life and dedicating a career to artistic expression and social justice.

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