Refereed Conferences


November 2019           

“Race, Whiteness, and Teaching English Language Arts,” Workshop co-facilitated at the National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention, Baltimore, MD


November 2018

“CUNY GC's ITP Certificate Program, From the Student Perspective,” Panel presented at
CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY

October 2018

“Featuring Community College Student Work,” Panel presented at Community Colleges and the Future of the Humanities, The Graduate Center, CUNY, NY

April 2018                  

“AERA Presidential Session: Ocean Hill–Brownsville and Its Relevance Today: The 50th Anniversary of New York City’s Movement for Community Control,” Actress in staged reading of the play “Ocean Hill Brownsville. 1968.” at AERA annual convention, New York, NY

November 2017           

“Marasa Leve: Sympathetic Depictions of Haitian Vodou in the Children’s Literature Langston Hughes and Edwidge Danticat,” Paper presented at the Congress of Santa Barbara (KOSANBA) Conference 2017, New Orleans, LA


July 2016                      

“Marasa Leve,” Roundtable presented at Daughters of the African Atlantic 2016 Consultation, Spelman College, GA


Invited Workshops and Panels


November 2019           

“Multimodal & Game-Based Pedagogy,” workshop presented as part of the Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Skills Labs, ITP Certificate Program, The Graduate Center, NY, NY. Participant post-workshop reflection available here.


March 2019

“Multimodal & Game-based Pedagogy,” workshop presented as part of the Interactive Technology & Pedagogy Skills Labs, ITP Certificate Program, The Graduate Center, NY, NY


June 2018                   

“Critical Language and Linguistic Diversity,” Workshop presented for pre-service teachers in the English Education graduate program, Queens College, Queens, NY


May 2018                    

Teaching and Learning with New Majority Students: Lessons Learned from the CUNY Humanities Alliance,” Roundtable presented at The Futures Initiative Thursday Dialogues, The Graduate Center, NY, NY

April 2018                  

“A Practical Approach to Reading Pedagogy,” Workshop presented at the CUNY Mellon Humanities Alliance, LaGuardia Community College, L.I.C., NY      


April 2018                  

Student-Centered Leadership and Pedagogy in Higher Education,” Workshop presented at “Publics, Politics & Pedagogy: Remaking Higher Education for Turbulent Times, The Futures Initiative,” The Graduate Center, NY, NY

Community Events

(April  2018) Alumna Representative for The Chapin School, Dalton Diversity Conference

(February 2017) Invited Speaker at Upper School Assembly for International Week, The Chapin School


(November 2016) Invited bilingual children’s author, “Festival an Koulé,” St. Albans and Jamaica branches, Queens Public Library, Queens, NY


(May 2015) Author’s Pavilion member at the Stanford National Black Alumni Association Conference, Atlanta, GA


(April 2015) Featured bilingual author, Flatbush Branch, Brooklyn Public Library’s El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day) celebration, Brooklyn, NY


(March 2015) MC and bilingual readings of children’s books, La Troupe Zetwal Haitian Folklore Women’s History Month program at the Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY

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