Bettina Judd is a visual and performance artist and scholar. Born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Southern California, she currently lives in South Hadley, MA as a Five College Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at Mounth Holyoke College. She is a doctoral student in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park and an alumna of Spelman College. A Pushcart nominee, her poetry can be found in the literary journals Torch, Mythium Literary Magazine, and Aunt Chloe. Find her on the web at www.ablackgirl.com.
Combining the scholarly research she is currently conducting on emotionality, Black feminist thought, and U.S. Black women’s vocal performance, Bettina Judd will create a space in Mumbai, where the ecstatic is explored through a Black femme vocal etiquette. The performance will contain song, vocal acrobatics, ritual practices garnered from her experience in the Black Baptist and Pentecostal Church. This is work that blurs the lines between the sacred and experience.