Appendix 27A Overview of Presentations

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Roundtable Presentation at the African Studies Association Meeting in Washington, DC in 2016

Keynote Speeches

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. 

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.


Conference Presentations

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. 

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.

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.

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CODESRIA Presentation in Dakar, Senegal in 2015

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.


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

September 2016. Moderator: Diaspora in Dialogue: Demographics, Policy and ConneXions, hosted by the Washington, DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs

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


Guest Panelist

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.

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A post panel photo with activists from Brazil and Angola at the Amnesty International General Meeting in Miami, Florida in 2016.