3:30-5pm, Mar. 20, 2020 – Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, “Space Matters Alabama: Curating Animated Images, Text and Sound in a Historic Campus House” presentation for a“The Historian’s Gaze: Moving Images and Visual Texts in Public Interpretation of Social Justice Issues” roundtable with UA colleague Dr. Teresa Cribelli and Dr. Jennifer Taylor and graduate student Megan Crutcher of Duquesne University’s Department of History, National Council on Public History (NCPH) conference.
Mar. 21, 2020 – Commenter for Johns Hopkins University’s Jessica Johnson, Johns Hopkins who will present a paper on her forthcoming book Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press, August 2020) and Carolyn Morrow Long (Smithsonian Institution, Emeritus) whose paper will be on a sensational racial determination case involving the Afro-Creole Joubert family in New Orleans in the 19th century. Louisiana Historical Association meeting, Crown Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA.
May 28-30, 2020 – “Zora and ‘Sunshine the way it is done in Florida,'” spoken word performance, The 18th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender and Sexualities, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.
January 16, 2020 – Reading, Pure Products, UA Department of English and Creative Writing Program, Monarch Expresso Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL
Nov. 6, 2019 — Presenter, “Zora, the Idea of Rest and ‘Sunshine the way it is done in Florida,'” Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) 10th Biennial conference, Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA
Oct. 3, 2019, Charleston Area Convention Center, 1st Floor, Ballroom C1, N. Charleston, SC. Co-Moderator, Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun, documentary (California Newsreel), Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
Apr. 16, 2019 – “Space Matters.” This animated installation receives inspiration from discoveries and activities completed by students enrolled in my Fall 2018 “Antebellum America” course
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
Jan. 9, 2019 – Speaker, “Space Matters: The Black Bahamian in Key West and Beyond,” Key West Art and Historical Society Distinguished Speaker series.
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