Mar. 2019 – Panelist, “‘Sunshine the Way it is done in Florida,’ Or Miami as a Space of Refuge for Zora Neale Hurston,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) conference, Oxford, MS
Apr. 16, 2019 – “Space Matters: Mapping & Antebellum and Civil War-era Tuscaloosa.” In honor of Alabama and Tuscaloosa’s 2019 bicentennials, my Fall 2018 “Antebellum America” course addressed power flux in this state and city. Their collective discoveries inspired this exhibit at the University of Alabama’s Gorgas House Museum, which opens with a presentation by New York Times bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez whose next novel is set in Alabama.
Jan. 9, 2019 – Speaker, “Space Matters: The Black Bahamian in Key West and Beyond,” 281 Front Street, Key West, FL Distinguished Speaker series, Key West Art and Historical Society.
Oct. 2017 – “Space Matters From the Seminoles to ‘The U’: Racial Politics on the Peninsula,” Gulf South History and Humanities meeting, Pensacola Beach.
Sept. 2017 – “Education and the Gentleman’s Children Sent From the South,” panel with Hilary Green and Cindy Jones, Annual meeting for the Association for the Study of African American History and Life (ASALH), Cincinnati
July 2017 – Screening of “The Grant Green Story,” The Cameo, Edinburgh, 38 Home St, EH3 9LZ Edinburgh, United Kingdom
June 2017, Screening of “The Grant Green Story,” NES, Skagastrond, Iceland
June 2017 – Screening of “The Grant Green Story,” BioParadis, Reykjavík, Iceland
May 2017 – Free screening of “The Grant Green Story,” Western Addition branch of the San Francisco Public Library, 1500 Scott St., San Francisco, CA
Mar. 2017 – Screening, “The Grant Green Story,” University of Alabama Moody Concert Hall, Tuscaloosa
Mar. 2017 – Panelist, “Filmmaking in the Age of Moonlight: The Importance of Diversity and Representation in Film,” Black Warrior Film Festival, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Mar. 2017 – Participant, “Breathe,” Faculty curated exhibit, University of Alabama Ferguson Center Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL
Feb. 2017 – Keynote Speaker, The New State of Affairs and our Remedies” and “‘Remember Me to Miss Louisa,’ or on Navigating Our Complex Historical Past and Present,” Oklahoma Association of Professional Historians and Phi Alpha Theta state conference, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK
Feb. 2017 – Keynote Speaker, “Family Ties: Hidden Black-White Relationships in Antebellum America,” Food for Thought speaker, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
Nov. 2016 – Panelist, “Of Coral Rocks, Sand Dunes and Balloon Mortgages: The Prewar and Postwar Limits of Black Removal in South Florida,” The Southern Historical Association (SHA) annual meeting, St. Petersburg, FL
Oct. 2016 – Panelist, “University of Miami Football: Spatial and Racial Politics in Postwar Miami-Dade County,” Urban History Association (UHA) conference, Chicago, IL
Sep. 2016 – “The Grant Green Story,” Official selection in the 11th Annual Harlem International Film Festival
Sep. 2016 – “Mississippi & Miami,” digital art installation, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa
Jan. 2016 – Panelist, “Interracial Intimacies in Antebellum America,” with New York Times best-selling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez; University of Alabama Professor of English Trudier Harris; Wayne State University Associate Professor of History Lisa Ze-Winters, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL
Oct. 2015 – Panelist, “University of Miami Football Pathways of a Global Hip Hop Body Politic in Postwar Miami-Dade County,” Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) Biennial meeting, Charleston, SC