Literatures of State Violence

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Feb. 10, 2018 (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

I’ll be delivering brief remarks at the UK-US Early Career Workshop on violence, sponsored by the British Academy, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Stargazing like a State: Blackness, Astronomy, and Government Printing in the Early Republic

American Studies Association

November 9-12, 2017 (Chicago, Illinois)

This presentation will be part of a panel entitled “Technologies of State Power, Technologies of Dissent,” chaired by Professor Donald Pease of Dartmouth College. Professors Kya Mangrum (University of Utah), Lindsey Thomas (University of Miami) and Joseph Darda (Texas Christian University) will also present on this panel.

Stargazing like a State: Blackness, Astronomy, and the Birth of American Empire

American Studies Colloquium at NDSU

Monday, April 24, 2017, at 4:00 PM (Meadow Lark Room, Memorial Union, NDSU)

This talk is part of the ongoing American Studies Colloquium, a faculty forum at North Dakota State University, sponsored by the North Dakota Humanities Council.

Home Spaces: Representing Domestic Vulnerability

American Studies Association

November 17-20, 2016 (Denver, Colorado)

I’ll be chairing this panel at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. The panel will include Ellen Handy (City College of New York), Susan Scheckel (Stony Brook University), Patricia Akinbola (University of Maryland), and Sara Sligar (University of Pennsylvania).