Speaking

Recent (2019-20):

May 2, 2020 
Introduction to Neil Gaiman in Conversation with N. K. Jemisin (recording here)
7:30PM EST, via UPSTREAMING: the Fisher Center’s Virtual Stage

March 19-22, 2020 ***CANCELLED due to COVID-19***
“Literary Knowledge and Social Effects: Interdisciplinary Research with the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club Youth Participants,” for the seminar “Thinking like a Sociologist: Theories, Methods, and Risks”
American Comparative Literature Association Conference; Chicago, IL

February 28, 2020 
Rhodes Scholar Alumni/ae event and Re-Enchanted book discussion
5:30PM, Rhodes House, Oxford, UK

February 27, 2020 
Book talk on Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the 20th Century
2:00PM, Faculty of English Language and Literature; University of Oxford, UK

February 26, 2020 ***CANCELLED in solidarity with the University & College Union strike***
Talk – “Magic in the Minor: Reading for Enchantment and Empires of the Mind in 20th and 21st-Century Children’s Fantasy Literature” (book talk on Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the 20th Century)
5:00PM, Centre for Research in Children’s Literature; Cambridge University, UK

November 17, 2019
Plenary Panel – “The Future of Humanities Education”
Inaugural Rhodes Humanities Forum; Rhodes House, Oxford, UK

August 22, 2019
Keynote – “Creating Spaces to Experiment: History, Theory, and Practice in a Digitally-Integrated Program”
Manhattan College Faculty Development Day; the Bronx, NY

July 23-26, 2019
Roundtable – “The Obstacles & Opportunities of Doing DH at Small Liberal Arts Colleges”
The Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference; Pittsburgh, PA

May 31 – June 2, 2019
Plenary Roundtable – “Humanities in a Derivative Age”
Data-stories Conference: New Media Aesthetics and Rhetorics for Critical Digital Ethnography; Volos, Greece

May 16th – 18th, 2019
Keynote – “Imagining Humane Cyborg Futures: The Case of Experimental Humanities”
Liberal Education in the Age of Automation Conference; Calgary, Alberta, Canada

April 26, 2019
Plenary Moderator – “Why Write?: Reimagining High School and College Essays”
Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking Annual Conference; Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

March 15, 2019
Roundtable – “Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti Trilogy: Reimagining the Politics of Children’s Fantasy”
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts; Orlando, FL

February 21, 2019
Keynote and workshop leader – “Deeper Than Our Skins: The Present Is a Conversation with the Past”
American Library Association / Kellogg Foundation Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Framework’s Great Stories Club librarian training; Chicago, IL

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