May 2017. Researching and Teaching African Politics: Everyday Politics, Power, and Protest in the Digital Age. Smith College, Northampton, MA
- I was invited to deliver a keynote speech at the meeting for the Alliance to Advance Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC). AALAC is an alliance of small private, liberal arts colleges that supports faculty research and teaching. I was invited to present on my use of blogs and podcasts as pedagogy.
- Appendix 28A Evidence of keynote presentation at Researching and Teaching African Politics: Everyday Politics, Power, and Protest in the Digital Age
May 2016. Women in Leadership – The Underutilized Catalyst. Guest speaker at the meeting of the Diaspora Community of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) in Dallas, TX.
- DICOTA is the largest Tanzanian diaspora organization. The organization holds a general meeting every year for its membership. I was invited to speak at their 2016 meeting on the role of African women in leadership.
- Appendix 29A Invitation to present at the Diaspora Community of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) conference
October 2017. Representations of Black Women in Popular Culture. Paper to be presented at the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) conference in Accra, Ghana.
- The paper presented at this conference will be developed into a full article, and will inform the development of the curriculum for a new course that I will be proposing on the same topic.
- Appendix 30A Invitation to present at the African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) conference
December 2016. Panelist on Roundtable: Digital Tools of Dissent: Black Youth, Social Media and Social Justice during the African Studies Association conference in Washington, DC.
- The featured image on this page was taken at the 2016 roundtable
- Appendix 31A Evidence of presentation at the African Studies Association conference. *Only page 1 and page 137, which has my panel listed, are included in this document
September 2016. Representations of African Feminism in Hip Hop. Guest panelist at the African Feminist Initiative at Penn State University in College Park, PA
- The paper presented at this conference is part of my current research on points of intersection between hip hop and feminism in Africa. The research looks for evidence of African feminist thought in the music of African women hip hop artists, who often are their audiences first exposure to any kind of feminist thought.
- Appendix 32A Invitation to present at the African Feminist Initiative
November 2015. The Integration of African and Diaspora Identities by US Based African Hip Hop Artists. Paper presented at the conference on Pan-Africanism and Negritude: Dialogues between Africa and the African Diaspora (Past, Present, Future) at Howard University in Washington, DC.
- The paper presented at this conference was further developed into the final chapter of my manuscript, “Language, identity and cultural appropriation”.
- Appendix 33A Evidence of presentation at the Pan-Africanism and Negritude: Dialogues between Africa and the African Diaspora (Past, Present, Future) conference
June 2015. Afropolitan Identities: Representations of African immigrant experiences in African hip hop. Paper presented at the General Assembly for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar, Senegal.
- CODESRIA is the largest social science academic association in Africa. Their General Assemblies takes place on the African continent every three years and brings together some of the most well known African social scientists in the world. I was among the minority of Western based African scholars to be invited to attend after submitting an abstract and paper. The paper presented at this conference would be further developed into a chapter in my forthcoming manuscript, Hip Hop and Representation in Africa.
- Appendix 34A Evidence of presentation at the General Assembly for the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)
Panel Presentation Chair and Moderator
April 2017. Moderator: Transnational Media Images and Global Activism at the Remembering Biafra in Washington, DC., hosted by George Washington University
- Appendix 35A Evidence of moderating discussion Transnational Media Images and Global Activism conference at the Remembering Biafra
September 2016. Moderator: Diaspora in Dialogue: Demographics, Policy and ConneXions, hosted by the Washington, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs
- Appendix 36A Evidence of moderating discussion Diaspora in Dialogue: Demographics, Policy and ConneXions
September 2016. Moderator: Film presentation of Am I: Too African to be American or too American to be African?, hosted by the Smithsonian Museum of African Art
- Appendix 37A Evidence of moderating discussion at film presentation of Am I: Too African to be American or too American to be African?
April 2016. Hip Hop Activism-Changing the World, One Beat at a Time. Guest panelist at the Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International USA in Miami, FL.
- I was invited to speak on a panel on hip hop and activists at Amnesty International USA’s yearly General Assembly. I presented on information in a chapter on hip hop’s confrontation with the state in Africa in my upcoming book, Hip Hop and Representation in Africa.
- Appendix 38A Evidence of presentation at Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International USA