Events

I am a frequent speaker on race, difference, and the digital; globalization and technology; migration and media; pedagogy and technology; and social media and public scholarship. In addition to formal talks, I regularly offer workshops and masterclasses on integrating social justice, intersectional feminist, and postcolonial digital humanities methods into research and teaching for faculty and graduate students. Selected videos are available here. I love the opportunity to connect with new colleagues, so please don’t hesitate to drop me an email.

Upcoming Events

December 6, 2019 - Invited Speaker, The Caribbean Digital VI, Barnard College, New York, NY

January 9, 2020 - Digital Scholarship in Tenure and Promotion Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, WA

January 12, 2020 - Mobilizing the Humanities: Building the Supercommons Roundtable, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA

January 13-14, 2020 - Invited Workshop, Digital Humanities Professional Development, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

March 9-10, 2020 - Invited Speaker, Digital Infrastructure Symposium, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

April 13-14, 2020 - Invited Speaker, Higher Ed/Higher Ground Speaker Series, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

June 1-5, 2020 - Keynote Speaker, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

July 26-August 7, 2020 - Faculty Expert, New Storytellers: The Research Institute in Digital Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

August 12-14, 2020 - Invited Participant, After(Life) Narratives of #MeToo, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

Previous Events

2019

November 10, 2019 - Keynote Speaker, Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science 2019, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

October 24, 2019 - Inaugural Speaker, Uncommon Digital Humanities Critic Lecture, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

October 11, 2019 - Invited Speaker, Digital Scholarship: Opportunities and Challenges, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

September 2-3, 2019 - Invited Speaker, ARTECH Seminar Series, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

July 18, 2019 - Keynote Speaker, Humanities Commons Twitter Conference, The Twitterverse

June 6, 2019 - Keynote Speaker, Digital Diasporas Conference, University of London, London, UK

June 4, 2019 - Invited Speaker, Revisiting Collections: Strategies for Teaching Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage in a Digitized World Symposium, Einstein Center Digital Future, Berlin, Germany

May 18, 2019 - Torn Apart/Separados: Mobilizing a Technopoetic Humanities Beyond Borders Roundtable, HASTAC 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

April 28, 2019 - Invited Speaker, Rethinking Digital Humanities Through the Comparative Insights, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

April 8, 2019 - Invited Speaker, “Insurgents of Academe: Historicizing Public Humanities in the African Diaspora,” Comparative Literature Luncheon Series, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

April 4, 2019 - Invited Speaker, Digital Humanities Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

March 27, 2019 - Invited Speaker, “Mobilizing the Humanities: Or, How the Torn Apart/Separados Team Built a Digital Humanities Project in One Week with No Money,” Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

March 21, 2019, Invited Speaker, Digital Public Humanities Panel, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

March 4, 2019 - Invited Speaker, Reframing Landscapes: Digital Practices and Place-based Learning Symposium, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

February 4, 2019 - Invited Speaker, “Digital Humanities in a Crisis: The Case of Torn Apart/Separados,” Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, Medford, MA

January 4, 2019 - “The Dark Princess Effect: Insights on Scholarly Citation from W.E.B. Du Bois’s Novels,” Modern Language Association Convention,
Chicago, IL

January 3, 2019 - The Digital Futures of Graduate Study in the Humanities Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL

2018

December 12, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Academic Time: Rethinking Temporalities of Academic Labor in Torn Apart/Separados,” Winter Institute on Teaching and Technology Symposium, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

December 7, 2018 - “Is the ‘Digital’ in Digital Black Atlantic the ‘Digital’ in Digital Humanities?,” The Caribbean Digital V, University of West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad

November 1, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Visualizing Precarious Lives in Torn Apart/Separados,” John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI

October 25-26, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, “On Academic Insurgency and Mobilizing the Humanities,” Nebraska Forum on Digital Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

October 19, 2018 - Genealogies of the Digital Black Atlantic Roundtable, Intentionally Digital, Intentionally Black Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

September 22, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, “Why Wait? Social Justice Digital Humanities for the End Times,” THATCamp Ohio 2018, Athens, OH

September 21, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Historicizing the College Color Line: Digital Humanities, Activism, and the Campus Climate,” Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

September 17, 2018 - TEDx Talk, “Digital Homes,” TEDxSalemState University, Salem State University, Salem, MA

August 8, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Mapping Torn Apart/Separados,” Digital Bridges Symposium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

June 29, 2018 - Justice-Based Digital Humanities, Practice, and Communities Roundtable, Digital Humanities 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

June 28, 2018 - Digital Humanities in Middle and High School: Case Studies and Pedagogical Approaches Roundtable, Digital Humanities 2018, Mexico City, Mexico

May 28, 2018 - “Ada and Affective Labor,” International Communication Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

May 17, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Another (Digital) World Is Possible: The Stakes of Postcolonial Digital Humanities,” US Latina/o Digital Humanities Research Center, University of Houston, Houston, TX

April 10, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Cartographies of the Living and the Dead: Mapping Global Migration,” Migrants and Mobility in a Digital Age Conference, Columbia University, New York, NY

April 7, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Knowing Your (Intersectional) History: A Jigsaw Approach to Undergraduate Digital Humanities Research,” Shifting (the) Boundaries: Blended Learning, Digital Humanities and the Liberal Arts Symposium, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

March 20, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Digital Humanities at the Small Scale,” Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA

March 8, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Visualizing Du Bois: The Politics of Literary Recovery,” Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and Department of Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

March 8, 2018 - Keynote Speaker, “Digital Humanities and Difference in Research and Teaching,” The Dresher Center for the Humanities, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

March 6, 2018 - Invited Workshop, “Digital Humanities in Translation: Communicating Your Scholarship to Multiple Publics,” Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

March 5, 2018 - Invited Speaker, “Recovering the Global Dimensions of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Career,” Center for Digital Humanities, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

January 5, 2018, “Digital Humanities with a View: Beyond Research, Teaching, and Service,” Modern Language Association Convention, New York, NY

2017

October 26-28, 2017 - Invited Speaker, Colonial and Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable, Race Memory, and the Digital Humanities, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

September 26, 2017 - Keynote Speaker, “Reconstructing the Global Du Bois: Notes Toward an Investigation,” Fall Digital Humanities Welcome, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

August 11, 2017 - “Citational Politics: Quantifying Impact in Digital Scholarship in the Humanities,” Digital Humanities 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

August 11, 2017 - “Micro DH: Digital Humanities at the Small Scale,” Digital Humanities 2017, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

July 10, 2017 - Invited Workshop, “Race and Digital Pedagogy,” Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

May 17, 2017 - Keynote Speaker, “Networks of Pedagogy: Notes towards a Decolonized Classroom,” Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

May 2, 2017 - Invited Speaker, “Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory and Praxis,” Digital Humanities Kickoff, Schreiner University, San Antonio, TX

April 7, 2017 - Invited Workshop, “Multimodal Scholarship and Publishing,” Digital History Speaker Series, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI

April 4, 2017 - Invited Speaker, “Building a Digital Humanities Community at Salem State University,” Digital Commonwealth, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

March 31, 2017 - Keynote Speaker, “Decolonizing Digital Cultural Memory: Digital Humanities as Digital Activism,” 2017 Women’s History Month/Fembot Collective Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

March 18, 2017 - Invited Speaker, “The Pedagogy of Digital Cultural Memory in the African Diaspora,” Digital Humanities Workshop, Xavier University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

March 7, 2017 - Invited Conversation, “Digital Labor Across Global North and South,” University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

March 6, 2017 - Keynote Speech, “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: The Stakes of Digital Cultural Memory,” Digital Humanities Speaker Series, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

March 6, 2017 - Invited Workshop, “Archiving Social Justice with Omeka,” University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

January 8, 2017 - Digital Humanities and Secondary Education Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA

January 8, 2017 - Local Digital Humanities Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA

2016

December 16, 2016 - Invited Speaker, “Now You See Them: Self-representation and the Refugee Selfie,” Academy Colloquium, Connected Migrants: Encapsulation and Cosmopolitanism, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

December 14, 2016 - Invited Masterclass, “Digital Humanities for Social Justice,” Academy Colloquium, Connected Migrants: Encapsulation and Cosmopolitanism, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands

November 12, 2016 - Keynote Speaker, “For the Love of Students: Why Digital Humanities Needs Community Colleges,” Community Colleges Humanities Association Pacific-Western Division Conference, Portland, OR

October 26, 2016 - Invited Speaker, Digital Humanities/Pedagogies Roundtable, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

October 25, 2016 - Invited Workshop, “Omeka for Social Justice,” College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

October 24, 2016 - Invited Speaker, “The (Digital) Souls of Black Folk: Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities,” College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

October 1, 2016 - Keynote Speaker, “Digital Humanities in (Other) Contexts: Locating Place as Method for Intersectional Praxis,” KU Digital Humanities Forum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

September 22, 2016 - Keynote Speaker, “Burning Down the Tent: New Futures for Social Justice and Digital Humanities,” Digital Frontiers 2016, Rice University, Houston, TX

September 16, 2016 - Plenary Speaker, “Beyond ‘Add and Stir’: Intersectional Digital Humanities in Practice,” Intersectionality in Digital Humanities Symposium, The Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium

September 13, 2016 - Invited Workshop, “Scalar for Social Justice,” Digital Humanities Summer School, The Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium

July 14, 2016 - Representing Justice in Digital Archiving Practice Roundtable, Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, Poland

July 13, 2016 - Quality Matters: Diversity and the Digital Humanities in 2016 Roundtable, Digital Humanities 2016, Krakow, Poland

June 22, 2016 - Keynote Speaker, “Only Collaborate! Postcolonial Imperatives for Community in the Digital Humanities,” Keystone Digital Humanities Conference 2016, Pittsburgh, PA

March 12, 2016 - Invited Workshop, “Digital Humanities Pedagogies for Social Justice,” Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

March 11, 2016 - Invited Speaker, “Decolonizing Digital Humanities: Towards New Communities of Practice,” Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

March 4, 2016 - Invited Workshop, “Digital Humanities Pedagogies,” Networks of Culture, Theory, and Practice: A Symposium on the Digital Humanities, University of Houston, Houston, TX

March 3, 2016 - Invited Speaker, “Digital Humanities in Practice,” Networks of Culture, Theory, and Practice: A Symposium on the Digital Humanities, University of Houston, Houston, TX

January 28-29, 2016 - Invited Speaker and Trainer, Digital Humanities Bootcamp, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

January 7, 2016 - Where Is the Nation in Digital Humanities? Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Austin, TX

2015

November 15, 2015 - Invited Speaker, “Digital Knowledge Production in a Globalized Era,” The Ethics of New Media Symposium, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

October 27, 2015 - Invited Speaker, Careers in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences Roundtable, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

September 4, 2015 - Keynote Speaker, “Digital Humanities After #Ferguson: Stakes and Challenges for Digital Scholarship in the New Civil Rights Movement,” Liberal Arts Scholarship and Technology Summit 2015, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

July 27-31, 2015 - Invited Faculty, HILT 2015, De/Post/Colonial Digital Humanities, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

July 13-17, 2015 - Invited Faculty, NEH Institute for Community College Digital Humanists Beyond Pockets of Innovation, Toward a Community of Practice, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR

June 3, 2015 - “Remaking the Atlas, Unmaking the World: Towards a Cultural Atlas of Global Blackness,” Joint CSDH/SCHN-ACH Digital Humanities Conference 2015, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

May 29, 2015 - Keynote Speaker, “Across Two (Imperial) Cultures: A Ballad of Digital Humanities and the Global South,” HASTAC 2015, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

May 7, 2015 - Plenary Speaker, “On Diverse Voices in Digital Studies,” Digital Diversity 2015, Edmonton, Canada

March 23, 2015 - Invited Speaker, “The Human Text,” Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

February 19, 2015 - Invited Speaker, “Is Critical Digital Humanities Possible?,” Five College Digital Humanities Speaker Series, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

January 30, 2015 - Invited Speaker, “Towards a Postcolonial Digital Pedagogy,” Disrupting DH Symposium, George Washington University, Washington, DC

January 10, 2015 - Disrupting the Digital Humanities Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention Vancouver, Canada

January 8, 2015 - Postcolonial Digital Humanities: Praxis Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Vancouver, Canada

2014

October 27, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Postcolonial Digital Humanities: A Conversation with Roopika Risam and Al Filreis,” Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

October 3, 2014 - Invited Workshop, “If You Build It: Engaging Your Inner Entrepreneur as a Junior Faculty Member,” Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions, Marlborough, MA

September 27, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “The Race for Digitality: Connectivity as Diasporic Identity,” African Diaspora 2.0, Harriet Tubman Institute, York University, Toronto, Canada

July 9, 2014 - “Other Worlds, Other DHs,” Global Outlook::Digital Humanities: Promoting Digital Humanities Research Across Disciplines, Regions, and Cultures Panel, Digital Humanities 2014,Lausanne, Switzerland

May 29, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Getting Started with Digital Humanities,” Women’s Studies Summer Technology Institute, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

May 28, 2014 - Microsteps to Advance the Digital Humanities Roundtable, CSDH/SCHN 2014 Conference, Brock University, St. Catherine’s, Canada

May 3, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Professionalizing via Digital Humanities,” Professional Realities Inside and Outside the Academy, NEASA Spring Colloquium, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

April 26, 2014 - “We’ve Got 99 Problems and the Digital Is One: Composing in the Digital Milieu,” Engaging Practices: A Conference on the Teaching of Composition, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

March 18, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “The Search for the Global Du Bois, 1896-1911,” Postcolonial and Minority Discourses Series, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

March 18, 2014 - Invited Workshop, “Global Women Wikipedia Write-In,” Center for Women and Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

March 17, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Scholarly Writing in the Digital Milieu,” Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

March 13, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Toxic WOCs: Constructing Race and Gender in Digital Spaces,” HumLab, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

February 7, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Breaking or Building: The Curious Case of Postcolonial Digital Humanities,” UNH Critical Race and Gender Studies Working Group, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

January 31, 2014 - Invited Speaker, “Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities,” Scholars’ Lab Digital Humanities Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

January 12, 2014 - Decolonizing DH: Theories and Practices of Postcolonial Digital Humanities Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL

January 9, 2014 - Teaching Outside the Classroom Through Digital Humanities: Alt-Academic Feminism Roundtable, Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL

2013

September 24, 2013 - Invited Speaker, “A #dhpoco Afternoon,” Studio@Butler, Columbia University, New York, NY

September 24, 2013 - Invited Speaker, “Social Media and the #dhpoco Lifecycle,” Research Without Borders Series, Columbia University, New York, NY

July 16-19, 2013 - “Digital Humanities: Egalitarian or New Elite?,” Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, NE

March 29, 2013 - Invited Speaker, Symposium on Gyan Pandey’s A History of Prejudice Emory University, Atlanta, GA

March 26, 2013 - Invited Speaker, Social Media and Public Scholarship Panel, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

February 20, 2013 - “Du Bois as Postcolonial Progenitor,” W.E.B. Du Bois and the Wings of Atlanta: A Commemorative Conference, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

January 4, 2013 - “Postcolonial Du Bois and the Worlds of Color,” Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA