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Mar 26, 2019 “Neo-Traditionalism and the Eco-Aesthetics of the African Feminist Artist.” Panel Conversation. Smith College Museum of Art. Northampton, Massachusetts.


2018 "Emergent Narratives of Girlhood: Black Girl Futures." Panel presentation at the American Studies Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, Georgia.

2018 "Take Root Among the Stars: Visionary Fiction and the Legacy of Octavia Butler." Panel Discussion. School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.

2018 "Surrealist Ecologies." Moderator. Chicago Artist Coalition. Chicago, Illinois,

2018 "Dreaming of Black Ecologies (Chelsea Frazier in Conversation with Michael Riley)." Panel Discussion. WAKANDACON. Chicago, Illinois

2018 "Between Computation and Praxis: Ray Kurzveil and Sylvia Wynter on human(?) Intelligence." Invited Speaker. Human Futures and Intelligent Machines Summit. Virginia Tech Center for the Humanities. Blacksburg, Virginia.

2018 "Afrofuturism: Black Superheroes." Panel Discussion. Woodson Regional Library. Chicago, Illinois.

2018 "Combahee River Collective and Black Queer Feminist Thinking." Guest Lecture for "LGBT-Tea" (LGBTQA+ Resource Center and the Black Cultural Center). Depaul University. Chicago, Illinois.

2017 "Reframing Promise and Failure in the Modern Era of Environmental 'Justice.' Presentation at the American Studies Association Annual Conference. Chicago, Illinois. 

2017 "Theorizing Red and Wounds in Wangechi Mutu's Eco-Art." Presentation at Inside Black Europe Symposium. Black Europe Summer School: International Institute for Research and Education. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2017 "Theorizing Red and Wounds in Wangechi Mutu's Eco-Art." Presentation at Ecologies, Agents, Terrains Conference. The Clark Art Institute. Williamstown, Massachusetts.

2017  “Impoverished Frameworks and the Illegibility of Black Feminist ‘Eco-Ethics.’” Presentation at An Ecotopian Toolkit for Anthropocene Challenges. University of Pennsylvania Program in Environmental Humanities. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

2017 "Contending with Hope and Failure in the Era of Environmental Justice." Presentation at Northwestern Winter Symposium. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL.

2017 "Fannie Lou Hamer Said..." Panel Presentation for "Fighting for LGBTQ Rights and People in a Trump-Pence Era." NU Queer Pride Graduate Student Association (QPGSA). Northwestern University. Evanston, Illinois.

2017 “Impoverished Frameworks and the Illegibility of Black Feminist ‘Eco-Ethics.’” Presentation at The Reproduction of Race and Racial Ideologies Workshop: Race, Capitalism, and Ecology.  Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.

2016  “Troubling Ecology: Octavia Butler & Black Feminist Interventions in Environmentalism.” Presentation at Octavia E. Butler Society: Celebrating Letters, Life and Legacy Conference. Spelman College. Atlanta, Georgia.

 2016   “African American and Latinx Literature and Culture.” Moderator. MMUF Midwest Regional Undergraduate Conference. Northwestern University. Evanston, Illinois.

2016  “Troubling Ecology: Wangechi Mutu, Afrofuturism, and Black Feminist Interventions in Western Environmentalism.” Presentation at Modern Language Association Convention. Austin, Texas.  

2015   “Black Cultural Producers in Hegemonic Institutions.” Moderator. Black Arts Initiative Annual Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

2014   “Thriving in Graduate School.” Panelist. TGS Graduate New Student Orientation, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

2012     “Towards a Reparative Future: Women of Color Feminisms and Visual/Literary Cultures.” Panelist. National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Oakland, California.

2012   “Moment 4 Life: Real Talk about Thriving on a Predominantly White Campus.” Panelist. Empowering and Cultivating Emerging Leaders Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

2012   “Perpetuating Progress: Dangarembga and Adichie ‘On National Culture.’” Presentation at Purdue University American Studies Symposium, West Lafayette, Indiana.

2010   “Swimming Through the Scripts: Black Female Subjectivity through Productive Sexual Transgression.” Presentation at the Mellon Mays Regional Conference, Hunter College of the City of New York, New York.