talks & conferences

SELECTED INVITED TALKS & SEMINARS

2019. Writing the Memoir, a Four Week Seminar. New York Public Library, 125th Street Harlem Library.

 

2018. Talk and film presentation, Upperman African-American Cultural Center, University of North Carolina- Wilmington, Wilmington, NC. 

2018. Sponsor and panelist. "Break Bread & Build." Alternative Education Resource Institute. Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, Chicago, IL.

 

2018. Moderator and organizer. "In Conversation with Roxanne Shante." New York University, Global Liberal Studies, New York, NY.

2017. Workshop facilitator for NYU Liberal Studies professional development seminar (with Mitchell Jackson), "If Black Isn't an Identity Then Tell Me What It Is?".

2016. Film discussant for screening of Herman’s House for art exhibition, “Elizabeth Duffy: Maximum Security.” Visual Performing Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ.

 

2016. “What the Hell is Nollywood? A Historical Analysis of an Anglophone West African Film Industry,” at Wesleyan’s African Film Festival. Department of History, African Studies Cluster, Wesleyan College, Middleton, CT.

 

2016. “Unpacking the Narrative of Frederick Douglass.” Class workshops on African-American Literature, English Department, William Patterson, Paterson, New Jersey.

 

2016. “Effective Blogging.” Blogging workshop, Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey.

 

2015. “Eating Poems: Black Women Poets.” Class workshop on African-American Literature, English Department, William Patterson, Paterson, New Jersey.

 

2015. “Talking Film Series.” Visual Performing Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ.

 

2014. “Nollywood and Negotiations of Diasporic Identity in Newark, New Jersey.” Mass Communications Talk, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA.

 

2010. “Nollywood in Newark.” African Americans in Film course, Essex County College, Newark, NJ.

SELECTED CONFERENCE ACTIVITY & PARTICIPATION

2019. Black Experience in America. Started and organized Liberal Studies' inaugural Black History Month Celebration with a month-long exploration of Blacknesses in the US: 1. The Black Millennial; 2. Afro-Latinidad in the African diaspora; 3. Social Justice & the Criminal Justice System; 4. The Black Aesthetic.

 

2018. Fall and Spring workshops co-facilitator "Linkedin: Building Your Professional Portfolio." Honors College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

2017. "Local Travel Blogs," in Liberal Studies Summer Symposium, New York University, London.

 

2016. “Afromodernity and Afrofuturism: Representation of Blackness in Nollywood,” in panel on Representations and Media Landscapes, Race & Media Conference, New York University, New York, NY.

 

2016. “Primal Sites of Nollywood Consumption,” in panel on “‘Black Pleasure is a Critical Thing:’ Centering Black Audiences’ Consumption, Critique, and Desire,” Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Atlanta, GA.

 

2016. “Street Pedagogy: Blogging the Urban in Newark, NJ.” Urban Humanities Convergence: A Conference of the Humanities Division of Essex County College, Newark, NJ.

 

2015. “Circulation, Consumption and Readings of Nollywood Audiences in Newark, NJ,” University of Southern California, Annenberg Summer Diversity Institute Presentation, Los Angeles, CA.

 

2014. “Black Americans Have No Culture: Exploring African Diasporic Nollywood in the Digital Age,” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Harrisburg, PA.

 

2014. “Black Americans Have No Culture: Exploring African Diasporic Nollywood in the Digital Age,” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Harrisburg, PA.

 

2014. “Nollywood in Newark.” Vortices: From Modernism to Mid-Century: A Conference of the Humanities Division of Essex County College, Newark, NJ.

 

2013. “Social Media, Newark & Hurricane Sandy: Examining State, Municipal and Community Use of Social Media during a Natural Disaster.” Social Media & Technology Conference, Bowie

State University/Howard University, Bowie, MD.

 

 

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