Speaking

Recent (2019-20):

June 30, 2020 
Webinar keynote – Reading and Talking about Race: An Intro to ALA’s Great Stories Club, Part 1: “Deeper Than Our Skins: The Present Is a Conversation with the Past” (recording here)
3:00PM EST, via American Library Association’s Programming Librarian series

May 27, 2020 
In conversation with Bard College president Leon Botstein about Experimental Humanities, COVID, and speculative fiction (recording here)
via Faculty Perspectives at Bard College

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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