Conferences and Speaking Engagements


“Racial Confronttions: Louis Douglas’s Weimar Germany,” Race and the Space Between Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, June 4-6, 2020.

“The Circumstances of Color: Translating Jonny spielt auf between the Old World and the New,” Modernist Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, October 17-20, 2019.

“‘And Praise Jehovah, Who Created Men Black!’: Staging History in Jonny spielt auf,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, Illinois, January 3-6, 2019.

“‘In Bavaria Only We Native Blacks Can Appear’: German Satire Turns Its Eye to America,” American Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 9-12, 2017.

“‘What Prevails in Their Blood is that White Ancestor’: Reading Harlem Renaissance Theater in Germany,” DuBois Social Theory Forum, University of Massachusetts, Boston, March 24-25, 2017.

“Do the Negroes Need Us?: Black Contestations of German Culture,” American Studies Association, Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2016.

“Fear of a Black Planet: Nazi Anxiety of Black America,” John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, November 7, 2016.

“Black Kultur: The New Negro Challenge to Weimar Germany,” Reconfiguring Black Europe, Institute for Modern Language Research, University of London, November 5, 2016.

“Dancer, Actor, Manager…Minstrel?: Louis Douglas’s Challenge to Weimar Germany,” Associates’ Series in American Culture, University of Southern California, September 20, 2016.

“Germany’s Black Jazz Culture” John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, November 9, 2015.

“From Chocolate Kiddies to Niemandsland Negers: Racial Drag in Weimar Germany” Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies, Binghamton University, April 18, 2015.

“‘Everything of Value in the World is Mine’”: The American Influences in Jonny spielt auf” Futures of American Studies Institute. Dartmouth College, June 16-22, 2014.

“Jazz and the Black Other in Germany.” Culture and International History V, Berlin, Germany, April 28-30, 2014.

“Performing Revolution: Marcus Garvey and Madison Square Garden.” Remapping the Black Atlantic Conference, DePaul University, April 12-14, 2013.



Guest Lecture. “W.E.B. DuBois’s The Souls of Black Folk,” From Enlightenment to Modernity, Boston University, April 25, 2018.

Moderator. Panel: “Telling Our Stories: First-Person Narratives and Oral Histories. The Personal is Still Political: Challenging Marginalization through Theory, Analysis, and Praxis,” Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women and Sexuality, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, March 31-April 1, 2017.

Moderator: Panel: “Games of the Self and Empire: Gender and Play in Consumer Culture,” Hoaxes, Humbugs, Pranks and Play: Functions and Expressions of Foolery in American Society and Culture, New England American Studies Association, Boston University, March 10-11, 2017.

Guest Lecture. “The New Negro in Europe” History of Non-Western Art III: Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora, Emerson College, October 25, 2016.

Panelist. 3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets, German Premier, Moviemento Kino, Berlin, Germany, November 22, 2015.

Graduate Student Panel. Institute for Recruitment of Teacher, Phillips Academy. Andover, MA. July 8, 2014.

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