Presentations

Refereed Conferences

 

May 2022

“African Diasporic Religious Literacies: Languaging Vodou in the Children’s Literature of Langston Hughes and Edwidge Danticat,” Paper presented at Relighting the Crossroads: Historical and Cultural Encounters between Haitians and African Americans, the inaugural annual conference of the Haitian Studies Institute, Brooklyn College-City University of New York. Video of the talk available here.


April 2022

“Intersectional Narratives of Race, Gender, and Class Among Black Students of NYC Independent Schools,” Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association annual convention, San Diego, CA.

 

November 2020

“‘Saltwater Rivers’: Strategies for Teaching Racial and Raciolinguistic Literacies in
the Composition Classroom,” Panel accepted at the National Council for Teachers of English
Annual Convention, Denver, CO. (Panel changed format; subsequently declined attendance)


November 2020

“‘Silent for Too Long’: Testimonios of Black/African-Descended (BAD) Students in
‘Good’ Schools,” Roundtable accepted at the National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention, Denver, CO. (Roundtable canceled due to COVID)

 

April 2020 “Teaching as Inquiry: Using Discourse Analysis to Facilitate Critical Conversations with Multilingual Students,” Paper co-presented at the American Educational Research Association annual convention, San Francisco, CA. (Conference canceled due to COVID)

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 Talks, Workshops, and Panels

May 2022

“The Praxis of Literacy is Justice: Decentering Whiteness with Children’s Books.” Invited co-panelist on The Praxis of UE2022! A Conversation Among Radical Friends monthly series. Video of talk available here.


April 2022

“Intersectional Counternarratives of Black Students and Belonging in Private Schools.” Invited keynote given virtually at the Race, Inequality, Language, and Education Speaker Series, Stanford Graduate School of Education. Video of talk available here. Lecture slides available here. Google drive resource folder available here.


March 2022

“Translanguaging and Transvariant Priming Among Black Students in Elite NYC Independent Schools.” Guest lecture presented in EDUC 103B: Race, Ethnicity, and Linguistic Diversity in Classrooms: Sociocultural Theory and Practices, taught by Dr. Alfredo Artiles, Stanford Graduate School of Education.

 

November 2021

"Translanguaging Consciousness and Intersectionality in the Languaging of Black Students in Elite NYC Independent Schools." Talk presented virtually at the Sociolinguistics Lunch Series at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY. Video of talk available here. Abstract available here. Closed captioned transcript available here

November 2021

"Diversity and Belonging at Grace: The Student Perspective." Panel moderated at Grace Church School, NY, NY.

 

July 2021

"Strategies to Support Intersectional Experiences on Race and Belonging in Independent Schools." Workshop presented at the Jumpstart Virtual Conference, Initiative for Race Research and Justice, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Resources shared include the Relational Student Identity Model, Families of Critical Talk Moves, and Zami student narrative.


May 2021

“Counterstories of Black High School Students and Graduates of NYC Independent Schools: A Narrative Case Study,” Scholar in Residence Lecture presented for The Chapin School, NY, NY. Article on the lecture available here.


April 2021

“Strategies for Leading Classroom Discussion on Race, Identity, and Social Equity.” Joint workshop presented at the ACERT Lunchtime Seminar, Hunter College, NY, NY. Link to video presentation available here. Resources shared include Families of Critical Talk Moves and a Critical Listening Exercise.


February 2021

Panelist, Professional learning workshop organized by the Division of Multilingual Learners and The Borough/Citywide Office of ELLs, NYC Department of Education.


November 2020

“Youth Leaders for Black Lives: Local Organizing in Private School and Non-Profit Programs,” co-organized and served on a panel presented at the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education Fall 2020 Colloquium, The Graduate Center, NY, NY. Video available here.


November 2020

Student speaker, “The Ph.D. Program in Urban Education Open House Fall 2020,” The Graduate Center, NY, NY. Video available here.

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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