Talks & Presentations

October 2019. The Politics of Language in African Hip Hop. Paper presented at the African Studies Association of Africa conference at the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya.

June 2019. Today at Apple: Hip Hop and Representation. StoryMakers Festival. Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, DC

March 2019. Pan African Feminist Spaces in Hip Hop. Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC

February 2019. Hip Hop in Africa Book Talk. Stony Brook University, in Stony Brook, NY

February 2019. Eye On Africa Lecture Series: Gender, Sexuality, and Hip Hop in Africa. Michigan State University in Lansing, MI

December 2018. Plenary Speaker. The Youth, Transformation and African Futures during the Revisiting the 1958 All-African Peoples’ Conference at the University of Ghana Legon.

November 2018. Songs & Hashtags: Language, Identity, and Protest in Tanzania. Georgetown University.

October 2018. A Curtis Wilson Lecture: Hip Hop in Africa: Prophets of the City and Dustyfoot Philosophers. Cleveland State University in Cleveland, OH

July 2018. Panelist on African Fashion and Film: A Look at the Current and Future State of African Fashion at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC

May 2018. Hip Hop in Africa. Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC

October 2017. The Politics of Respectability: Black Women in Popular Culture. Paper presented at the African Studies Association of Africa conference in Accra, Ghana.

May 2017. Researching and Teaching African Politics: Everyday Politics, Power, and Protest in the Digital Age. Smith College, Northampton, MA

September 2016. Representations of African Feminism in Hip Hop. Guest panelist at the African Feminist Initiative at Penn State University in College Park, PA

May 2016. Women in Leadership – The Underutilized Catalyst. Guest panelist at the annual meeting of the Diaspora Community of Tanzanians in America (DICOTA) in Dallas, TX.

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.

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.

July 2014. The Role of Social and New Media in Tanzanian Hip Hop Production and Dissemination. Paper presented at the annual Ethnomusicology Symposium at the University of Dar es Salaam in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.