FAULKNER'S FAMILIES

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Sunday-Thursday, July 21-25, 2019

Together with Charles McJunkins and Trudy (McJunkins) Young, I am giving a paper (titled "Faulkner's 'Negroes,' the McJunkins's Faulkner, and My Search for Greenfield Farm: Southern Literature from Below") at the Forty-Sixth Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference on "Faulkner's Families" at Ole Miss.

BLACK INTERNATIONALISM: THEN AND NOW

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Friday, March 22, 2019

Session on "Black Internationalism and Serial Texts"

8:30-10:15 a.m.

I am chairing and responding to a panel (titled "Black Internationalism and Serial Texts") at the Annual Meeting of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) at the University of Michigan.

SLAVERY, VIOLENCE, AND THE ARCHIVE

Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Friday-Saturday, February 22-23, 2019

Tyler-Tallman Hall (Sloan Music Center)

I am organizing a symposium (titled "Slavery, Violence, and the Archive") to help launch the Davidson College Commission on Race and Slavery. Panelists will include (in order): Edda L. Fields-Black (Carnegie Mellon University); Matthew D. Morrison (New York University); Edlie L. Wong (University of Maryland, College Park); Neil Roberts (Williams College); John W. Franklin (National Museum of African American History and Culture); Mari N. Crabtree (College of Charleston); and Hilary N. Green (University of Alabama). Marisa J. Fuentes (Rutgers University—New Brunswick) will deliver the keynote address.

FIRST BOOK MANUSCRIPT WORKSHOP

Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (President's Conference Room/1262 Chambers Building)

Professors Terrence Johnson (Department of Theology, Georgetown University), Joseph Winters (Department of Religious Studies, Duke University), Lester Spence (Department of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University), and Alden Young (Department of African American Studies, UCLA) will be workshopping my first book manuscript (tentatively titled "The Black Charismatic: Demagoguery and the Politics of Affect") at Davidson College.

THE LOUISE NELSON LEARNING IN RETIREMENT LECTURE SERIES

The Pines at Davidson, Davidson, NC

Monday, November 12, 2018

10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Davidson Room, Community Center)

 

I am giving a guest lecture (titled "Listening to Freedom in African-American Literature") in Tony Abbott's "Learning in Retirement" Lecture Series at The Pines at Davidson.

REIMAGINING THE ACADEMY:
CONSTRUCTING INCLUSIVE AND PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITIES IN CHALLENGING TIMES

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Session on "Sharing Secrets and Constructing Communities"

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

I am speaking on a panel (titled "Surviving and Thriving as a New Faculty Member") at the Fourth Annual Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit at Middlebury College. 

CONNECTIONS AND CONFLICTS IN THE HUMANITIES

Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Thursday, September 13, 2018

3:05-4:20 p.m. (Hance Auditorium)

I am giving the third lecture (titled "The Biopolitics of Race and the Post-Genomic Turn to Caste") in the Humanities Program's 2018-2019 Public Lecture Series on "Connections and Conflicts in the Humanities" at Davidson College.

FAULKNER AND SLAVERY

University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Panel II: "Slavery and Its Afterlives in Go Down, Moses: Traces and Testaments"

9:30-10:45 a.m. (Yerby Auditorium)

Together with Zoran Kuzmanovich, I am giving a paper (titled "Faulkner's Last Will: Genealogy, Racial Allegory, and the Legal Fiction of Southern Paternity") at the Forty-Fifth Annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference on "Faulkner and Slavery" at Ole Miss.

INSTITUTE FOR LIBERAL ARTS DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP (ILiADS)

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday-Friday, June 10-15, 2018

Together with Chenjerai Kumanyika, I am leading the "Africana Historiography and Digital Praxis" project team at the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS) at Occidental College.

IN SEARCH OF RENÉE DENISE FANUIEL

The Spencer-Weinstein Center for Community and Justice, Davidson College, Davidson, NC

Monday, February 5, 2018

7:00-9:00 p.m.

At the invitation of the Black Student Coalition (BSC), I will deliver the first annual Denise Fanuiel Distinguished Lecture in Black History, named after Denise Fanuiel, who in 1977 became the first black woman to graduate from Davidson College. My lecture is titled "In Search of Renée Denise Fanuiel."

AFRO-PESSIMISM AND BLACK OPTIMISM IN AFRICANA LITERATURE: BEFORE FANON

51 Allen Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, November 6, 2017

4:00-5:30 p.m.

I am giving a presentation (titled "Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in Africana Literature: Before Fanon") at Louisiana State University. Co-sponsors include: the Department of English; the African and African American Studies Program; and the Program in Comparative Literature.

HARBORING: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND PRACTICES

Massachusetts  Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Thursday-Sunday, April 27-30, 2017

I am giving a paper (titled "On the Self-Refusal of Safe Harbor (or Refusing to be Harbored): Slavery, 'Social Death,' and the Curious Case of 'the slave woman, Betty'") at the Annual Meeting of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) at MIT.

EXPLORING THE BOUNDARIES OF BLACK INTELLECTUAL HISTORY

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, 2017

I am chairing and responding to a panel (titled "Decolonizing the Social Sciences in Africa") at the Annual Meeting of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) at Vanderbilt University. 

SOCIETY FOR PHENOMENOLOGY AND EXISTENTIAL PHILOSOPHY (SPEP)

Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Utah

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Session 6: "Afro-Pessimisms"

3:15-5:45 p.m. (Granite Conference Center)

 

I am giving a paper (titled "Reading James Reading Du Bois: On the Historiographical Foundations of Afro-Pessimism") at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) in Salt Lake City. 

CULTURAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION (CSA)

Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Thursday-Sunday, June 2-5, 2016

 

I am co-directing a seminar (titled "Poetry and the Polis"), giving a paper (titled "Habeas Lyricus; or, the Juridical Afterlife of LeRoi Jones's 'Black People!'") and chairing a session on "Crime and Crisis: Drugs, Debt, and Healthcare" at the Annual Meeting of the Cultural Studies Association (CSA) at Villanova University. 

FACULTY ROUND TABLE ON BEYONCÉ'S "FORMATION"

118 Academic Success Center, Clemson University

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

I am giving a paper (titled "Beyoncé and the White Critic") at the English Department's faculty round table on "Formation."

CELEBRATING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF BLACK FEMINIST THOUGHT 

316 Academic Success Center, Clemson University

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2:30-4:00 p.m.

 

I am moderating a discussion of Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (1990/2000) with author Patricia Hill-Collins. After the book discussion, Professor Hill-Collins is giving a talk (titled "From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter: Gender, Sexuality, and Black Social Movements").

RACE AND THE UNIVERSITY: A CONTINUING CAMPUS CONVERSATION

The Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs, Clemson University

Thursday, October 22, 2015

12:30-1:45 p.m. (Jim Self Auditorium)

 

I am giving a guest lecture (titled "Listening to Freedom in African-American Literature") at the third plenary meeting of Clemson University's "Race and the University" Course Suite. 

THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE ARTS OF THE PRESENT (ASAP)

Hyatt Regency, Greenville, South Carolina

Friday, September 25, 2015

1:15-2:45 p.m. (Gardenia Room), 3:00-4:30 p.m. (Dogwood Room)

 

I am giving a paper (titled "John Coltrane and the Signifyin(g) Monk: A Theory of the Rhizomatic Scale") and chairing a session (titled "Free Jazz/Future Past") at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) in Greenville, South Carolina. 

DELEUZE AND GUATTARI AND AFRICA: SOUTHERN RESPONSES

Lecture Hall 3, Upper Campus, Humanities Graduate School Building, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday-Thursday, July 15-16, 2015

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

 

I am giving a paper (titled "John Coltrane and the Signifyin(g) Monk: A Theory of the Rhizomatic Scale") at the "Deleuze and Guattari and Africa: Southern Responses" Conference at the University of Cape Town (UCT). 

CLEMSON COLLOQUIUM ON RACE AND ETHNICITY (CCRE)

Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication, Daniel Hall, Clemson University

Thursday, April 16, 2015

2:45-4:15 p.m.

 

I am giving a paper (titled "Listening to Du Bois's Black Reconstruction: After James") at the Second Annual Conference of the Clemson Colloquium on Race and Ethnicity (CCRE). 

THOUGHTS WORTH THINKING 

118 Academic Success Center, Clemson University 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

7:00 p.m.

 

I am responding to Professor Mashal Saif's lecture (titled "The Potential Perils of Insulting Muhammad") at the Calhoun Honors College's "Thoughts Worth Thinking" Discussion Series.

SOUTHERN AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION (SASA)

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

Friday, February 20, 2015

10:15-11:45 a.m., 3:45-5:15 p.m.

 

I am giving a paper (titled "Listening to Black Reconstruction") and a presentation (titled "Performing Black Reconstruction"), and chairing a session on "The General Strike and the Historiography of Reconstruction" at the Biennial Meeting of the Southern American Studies Association (SASA) in Atlanta. 

RHETORICS, COMMUNICATION, AND INFORMATION DESIGN (RCID) RESEARCH FORUM

Class of 1941 Studio for Student Communication, Daniel Hall, Clemson University

Monday, January 12, 2015

9:00 a.m.

 

I am giving a presentation (titled "The Biopolitics of Race and the Post-Genomic Turn to Caste") at the Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design (RCID) Research Forum. 

CENTRE FOR MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES (CMHS),
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, AHMEDABAD (IIMA)

Vastrapur, Ahmedabad

Monday, December 29, 2014

3:00-5:00 p.m.

 

I am giving a seminar (titled "The Biopolitics of Race and the Post-Genomic Turn to Caste") at the Centre for Management of Health Services (CMHS) of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) in Vastrapur, India.  

SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF RACE AND SCIENCE

Widener Lecture Hall, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Friday, April 11, 2014

9:00 a.m.

 

Together with Professor Dorothy Roberts, I am organizing a symposium (titled "The Future of Race and Science: Regression or Revolution?") to help launch the new Penn Program on Race, Science, and Society (PRSS). In addition to Professor Roberts (University of Pennsylvania), panelists will include Tukufu Zuberi (University of Pennsylvania), Alondra Nelson (Columbia University), Jonathan Metzl (Vanderbilt University), Evelynn Hammonds (Harvard University), Jonathan Marks (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Ann Morning (New York University), Kimberly TallBear (University of Texas at Austin), Charles Rotimi (National Institutes of Health), and Harriet Washington (Independent Scholar). 

ROUNDTABLE ON THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Presidential Conference Suite, 1810 Liacouras Walk, Temple University 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

1:00 p.m.

 

I am giving a paper (titled "The End of Black Studies?: White Interloping, Racial Trolling, and Other Thoughts on Naomi Schaefer Riley") to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Temple University's Ph.D. Program in African American Studies. 

EMERGING SCHOLAR SPEAKER SERIES (ESSS)

Alumni Room, The Nittany Lion Inn, The Pennsylvania State University 

Monday, February 03, 2014

9:15 a.m. 

 

I am giving a research presentation (titled "The Black Charismatic: Demagoguery and the Politics of Affect") at the Emerging Scholar Speaker Series (ESSS) of the Africana Research Center at The Pennsylvania State University.

PENN HUMANITIES FORUM ON VIOLENCE

Nevill Classroom, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

12:00 p.m.

 

I am discussing my pre-circulated paper (tentatively titled "The Mapping of Genomes, the Trappings of Science: The Biopolitics of Race and the Politics of Rhetoric") at the Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Research Seminar on Violence. 

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