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Recent Talks and Events

“‘Outsiders Within’: Portraits of Black Administrators in Justin Simien’s Dear White People and Mariama Diallo’s Master.” MELUS Conference, April 2024.

Invited Speaker, Student Success Analytics Certificate “Top Project” Celebration, California State University, November 2023.

Keynote Address, International Women's Day Gala, Ball State University, March 2024. 

(Chair) “Inclusive Excellence Strategic Planning in Honors.” University of Arkansas, October 2023.  

“Decolonizing the Mind: Shifting the Thinking in African Institutions and Predominantly White Institutions in the U.S.” World Conference on Transformative Education. (Virtual) Cape Coast, Ghana, May 2023.

(Chair) The Honeyfish Presents Fieldnotes on Contemporary Black Poetry, MELUS Conference, March 2023. 

Interviews, On the Margin with E. Ethelbert Miller, December 2021, May 2020, March 2023.

Keynote Address, Ivy Tech Honors Induction Ceremony, November 2022.


Invited Speaker, Communiversity: Frances E.W. Harper’s Iola Leroy, University of Indianapolis, October 2022.

(Presenter) "The Necessity of Black Studies in Honors," NSMIH Conference, Northern Kentucky University, October 2022. 

Literature and Baseball Panelist, Unbound Book Festival, April 2022. 

(Chair) Black Lives Matter Pedagogies Roundtable, MELUS Conference, March 2022.


Interview, Sports Lit 101, WZON, December 2021.


Keynote Address, Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference, Ottawa University, July 2021.


Book Tour (2020-2021), Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era. Readings at Boston Public Library, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Southwestern University, and Over the Edge Series in Galway, Ireland.


Celebrating Black Poetry with E. Ethelbert Miller, February 2021.


Racial Trauma and White Fragility with Gabriel Tait, February 2021.


Poetry for Black Lives Lives, September 2020.

Antiracism, Intersectionality, and Empowerment with Gabriel Tait, October 2020.


Interview, Effectively Wild Podcast, June 2020.

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