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).

31 January 2019 – “Where Blackness Meets the Sea” in the InterseXions of Gender lecture series at the University of Southern California, CA

20 November 2018 – “The Black Mediterranean and the Politics of Migration” UCLA Lecture – 10:00

16 November 2018 – “A History of Black Trans Thrival,” Black Feminism and the Practice of Care at UCLA

10 November 2018 – Author Meets Critic for C. Riley Snorton’s Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity at the National Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting (NWSA), Atlanta Georgia

04 October 2018 – “Italy and the Geopolitics of Migration” at UCLA. Panel with Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Alessandro Del Lago, and Alessandra Di Maio

13 September 2018 – The Politics and Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean at the Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley, 17:30-19:30

15 June 2018 – Queer Italia Network: A Roundtable at the Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento, Italy

28 February 2018 – Death by Numbers: On Dispossession and the Black Mediterranean at UC Irvine

24-25 July 2017 – Challenges in Queer and Feminist Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, London, UK

13-14 July 2017 – Queer Transnational Arts & Activism – University of Eastern Piedmont at Vercelli, Italy [co-organiser]

6-8 July 2017 – AfroEuropeans: Black Cultures & Identities in Europe – University of Tampere, Finland

23-24 June 2017 – Translating Queer Historicities [co-organiser]

21-23 April 2017 – AAIS 2017 Annual Meeting at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

4-5 November 2016 – Reconfiguring Black Europe: A Symposium, the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London [co-organiser]

26-28 October 2016 – Transnational Italies, British School of Rome

1 July 2016 – Africa in Translation: Memory and Re-membering – 10:00-13:00

14 May 2016 – Seminar:‘Transcultural memory and the intersection of migration and colonialism’, Centre for Cultural Memory at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London

22-24 April 2016 – AAIS 2016 Annual Meeting at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

24 February 2016 – Dept. of Italian, Medieval and Modern Languages at Cambridge – 17:00-19:00

4 February 2016 – Centro Studi Postcoloniali e di Genere – CSPG at the University of Naples, L’Orientale – 14:30-18:30

8 October 2015 – The Graduate Forum at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) -18:00-19:30 in Room 246, Senate House.