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10-Second Bio: Ginger Hintz, poetry scholar

Name: Ginger Hintz

Title: Program Specialist

Department/Unit: RGPO (Research Grants Program Office)

Location: Kaiser Center

When I started working at UCOP: August 20, 2019

What I do for OP In five words or less: I support CHRP (California HIV/AIDS Research Program) and UCRI (UC Research Initiatives) program activities.

The best part about working for OP: Working with smart, thoughtful people

Something you don’t know about me: In October 2017, I went to Berlin to explore the Audre Lorde Archives. For three weeks, I listened to digitized analog tapes of her teaching poetry in 1984 West Berlin. I created an online project with the intention of freely sharing Audre’s powerful language through poetry, including her brilliant observations about racial justice. It continues to inspire me even after all this time has passed. You can visit my project online — it includes transcripts for two of the poetry sessions (courtesy of Freie Universität Berlin, University Archive, Lorde estate).

One weird fact about the town I grew up in: Mobridge, South Dakota was “attacked” by tumbleweeds in 1989.

If I could have any job in the world (besides the one I have now), I would be: An independent scholar studying poetics, the creative practices of my favorite poets and artists and anything else that caught my fancy.


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