Ulysse’s Editorial on Michelle Obama Published in Courant

Gina Ulysse.

Gina Ulysse, associate professor of anthropology and African American studies.

An editorial written by Gina Ulysse, associate professor of anthropology and African American studies, was published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 26. The editorial, titled “Michelle Obama: An Exceptional Model,” is online here. Ulyssee writes “Recently, interviewer Larry King tried his best to get a rise out of Michelle Obama. Her responses remained cool, collected and focused. She defied the angry black woman stereotype. She was forthright, intelligent, impeccably stylish and obviously happy. With these characteristics, Michelle creates discomfort in many because she raises fundamental questions about society’s fixation with categories and how we understand our place within the pecking order of things.”