Events

2019:

Chicago Book Release for Rachel Zucker’s SoundMachine 
October 31st, 2019, 6pm
The Seminary Co-Op, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL
(with Rachel Zucker and Tiana Clark)

Africa Seminar (AfriSem) Presentation
May 16, 2019, 6pm
Program of African Studies, Northwestern University
620 Library Place, Evanston, IL, 60208
(with Bright Gyamfi)

Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference
March 29, 2019, 3-4:15pm
Teaching Critical Creative Writing
E147-148, Oregon Convention Center, Level 1, Portland, OR
(with Janelle Adsit, Natasha Sajé, Kristen Harmon, Alex DiFrancesco)

Graduate Symposium, Departments of African American Studies, Performance Studies, Communication Studies, and Theater
February 23, 2019, 11am
Annie May Swift Hall, Peggy Dow Helmerich Auditorium, Northwestern University

2018:

Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Program Colloquium
October 4, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm
The Great Room, 600 Haven Street, Evanston, IL
(with Olivia Cacchione, Salih Noor, Susan Pearson, Anthony Topoleski, Mary Weismantel)

Poets for Puerto Rico: Chicago
April 17, 2018, 6-9pm
Roberto Clemente Community Academy (1147 North Western Avenue, Chicago, IL)

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference
April 6, 2018, 2-3:15pm
Translational // Transnational Poetics
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 319, Yale University
(with Michael Abraham, Michael Allen, Brandon Menke, Claire Nashar)

2017:

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
November 12, 2017, 8-9:45am
Principled Separatists: Representations of Withdrawal and Dissent in American Literature and Culture
Hyatt Regency (Comiskey Room, Concourse Level West Tower), 151 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL
(with Leonard Cassuto, Nicolette Gable, Les Harrison, Matthew Mosher)

Callaloo Conference
October 14, 2017, 10am-12pm
Technologies of Servitude, Technologies of Resistance
Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University
(with Geri Augusto, GerShun Avilez, Ian Grandison, Kendra Hamilton, Elaine Savory, Leni Sorenson)

October 13, 2017, 10am-12pm
“The Shock of Elsewhere”: History? The Past? Memory?
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University
(with Jason Allen, Joan Anim-Addo, Z’étoile Imma, Rosamond S. King, Fred Moten)

Reading and Conversation at Piscina Municipal
August 23, 2017
El Bruc, Catalonia, Spain

African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) Conference
March 24, 2017, 3:30-5:15pm
Black Poetry as Intellectual History
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
(with Tara Betts, Tiana Clark, Shaundra Myers, Tyrone Palmer)

2016:

Callaloo 40th Anniversary Celebration
October 29, 2016, 2pm
Callaloo into the Future
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU,
58 W 10th St, New York, NY
(with Joshua Bennett, Howard Dodson, Stacy Parker Le Melle, Dagmawi Woubshet)

Wordplay at Young Chicago Authors
September 13, 2016, 7pm
1180 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Blue Mountain Center
July 5, 2016
Blue Mountain Lake, NY

NYU Creative Writing Program MFA Thesis Reading
May 12, 2016, 5pm
Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, NYU,
58 W 10th St, New York, NY

Lamprophonic Emerging Writers Series
March 25, 2016, 8pm
Bar Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

2015:

Guest Lecture, Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
October 29, 2015
Columbia University, New York, NY

First Draft at Urban Word NYC
September 22, 2015, 7pm
242 W 27th St #3A, New York, NY

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements Book Release
April 18, 2015, 4:30pm
Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI

Guest Lecture, Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
March 31, 2015
Columbia University, New York, NY