Selected Academic Lectures/Presentations


12 November 2020 – Notes from the Twilight: Meditations on Crisis, Catastrophe, and Genocide (with Bedour Alagraa, Zoé Samudzi, and in conversation with Robin D.G. Kelley)

19 February 2020 – “On Migrancy, Poesis, and the Black Mediterranean” in conversation with C. Riley Snorton, 2020 Stafford Ellison Wright Scholar-in-Residence at Occidental College

11 February 2020 – “Can I Get a Witness? Black Feminism, Trans Embodiment, and Thriving Past the Fault Lines of Care” at UC Riverside

03 February 2020 – “An Otherwise Orientation: Nonbinary Approaches to the Black Mediterranean” at Pomona College

06 December 2019 – “Black Feminism, Trans Embodiment, and Collaborative Cultures of Care,” keynote panel for the inaugural Feminist Studies Symposium, CSU Fullerton

29 October 2019 – “An Otherwise Orientation: The Politics of Belonging in/to the Black Mediterranean” lecture at Williams College, Williams, MA

10-11 October 2019 – On the Matter of Blackness in Europe: Transnational Perspectives at UCLA (symposium co-organiser)

24-25 May 2019 – Troubling the Grounds: Global Configurations of Blackness, Nativism, and Indigeneity at UC Irvine, CA (symposium co-organiser)

21 March 2019 – “Crisis and the Canon: Blackness and the Italian Literary Archive” at Gettysburg College, PA

06 March 2019 – “Decolonial Ethics and Black Political Imagination” at Claremont School of Theology, CA

21 February 2019 – “Sovereignty, Blackness, and the Archive” at UC Irvine. Panel with Ashon Crawley, Sarah Haley, Erin Gray, Sandra Harvey, and SA Smythe (organiser).