Artisia Green

Artisia GreenArtisia Green is the Sharpe Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Civic Renewal at William & Mary and Director of the Program in Africana Studies. She received her BA in Psychology from William & Mary in 2000 and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003.

Artisia's research explores the means by which Africanisms—cosmology, ritual, art, imagery, orature, symbolism, and mythologies—shape artistic expression, document indigenous oral traditions and highlight their primacy, and challenge western epistemologies of textual production and analysis.

An award winning interdisciplinary educator (Arts & Sciences Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and a William & Mary NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Faculty), Artisia's main pedagogical goal is to develop responsible, empathetic, intellectual leaders who value critical inquiry and diversity of thought.