Marlène Ramírez-Cancio is Associate Director, Arts & Media, at NYU’s Hemispheric Institute. Hemi connects artists, scholars, and activists, forging spaces of creative inquiry and critical practice that enliven struggles for justice in the Americas. She initiated and directs EMERGENYC, Hemi’s emerging artist program, and the yearly Artist Residencies for local NYC artists. She has produced seven large-scale international Encuentros and curates Hemi’s Digital Video Library. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Marlène is also co-founder of Fulana, a Latina satire collective collective whose videos have been shown internationally and whose members teach satire and parody as critical tools for artivists.