Guest Lectures

Keynotes, Invited Lectures, and Seminars

"Galvanized in Defense of Liberty: African Americans and Native Americans in World War I." (An invited lecture given at the History Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA. May 4, 2017).

“Person-Centered Ethnography as Oral History Project Conceptualization” (A roundtable given at the Advanced Oral History Institute, U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. August 16, 2016).

"Black Indians Lives of the Past and Present: A Dialogue." (A discussion with Dr. Tiya Miles (University of Michigan) at the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery of the Schomburg Center.  New York, NY. April 21, 2016).  (Note: Please click on the title to view the dialogue.)

“Memories of Enslaved American Indians: A Case Study of WPA Slave Narratives.” (An invited lecture given at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, sponsored by the departments of American Indian Studies and Africana Studies for Native American History Month, November 23, 2015).

“Displaying Native American Cultural Impact in the U.S.: Cultural Diffusion in a Smithsonian Exhibit. An invited lecture given at the Colloquium Americanum at the Institute for Ethnology at Goethe University at Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany, sponsored by the Institute for Ethnology, June 18, 2015).

“Person-Centered Ethnography: A Discussion of Anthropology to Oral History Project Conceptualization” (A roundtable given at the Advanced Oral History Institute, U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. August 11, 2015).

“The IndiVisible Legacy of Jack Forbes in Native American Studies: An Introduction.” (An invited keynote to introduce the hosting of “IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas” at the University of California, at Davis, Davis, California, sponsored by the departments of Native American and Indigenous Studies and African and African American Studies, November 14, 2014). 

“The Dynamics of African Cultural Change in Native America: Evidence of Transculturalization in a Smithsonian Exhibit.” (An invited lecture series given at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, sponsored by the departments of African American & Diasporic Studies and American Studies, October 1-3, 2014).

“Person-Centered Ethnography: A Discussion of Relevance to the Life Cycle of the Interview” (A workshop panel presentation given at the Advanced Oral History Institute, U.C. Berkeley. Berkeley, CA. August 2014).

“Displaying What Is a Black Indian: Evidence of Native American Transculturalization of Africans in a Smithsonian Exhibit” (A guest lecture given at the University of Graz, Austria sponsored by the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS), University of Graz. Graz, Austria, May 28, 2014).

“Open Access Publications and Research In Relation to Native American/First Nations Studies.” (An NWO sponsored panel chaired at the American Indian Workshop at Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, May 25, 2014). 

 

Conference Panels and Presentations

“Afro-Indigenous Relations Across the Americas, 1492-present.” (A panel chaired at the American Historical Association, Denver, CO, January, 2017).

“Discovering WPA Slave Narratives as Evidence of Shared African and Native American Enslavement” (An invited paper presented on a panel titled “The Art of Identity: (Re) Constructing Blackness in Music, Film, TV, and the Internet” at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, December, 2016).

“Cherokee Humor and U.S. Common Sense: The Impact of Will Rogers.” (A paper presented on a panel entitled “Staging Humor” at the American Indian Workshop at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May, 2016).

“Art and Humor” (A panel chaired at the American Indian Workshop at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark, May, 2016).

“Native Knowledge and Self-Representation.” (A panel chaired at the American Indian Workshop at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, March, 2015).

“Motive, Native Knowledge, and African-Native American Self-Understanding: Life History Evidence from a Smithsonian Exhibit.” (A paper presented at the American Indian Workshop at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, March, 2015).

“Displaying Collaboration: Reproducing the Anthropology of African and Native American Relations in a Smithsonian Exhibit.” (An invited paper presented on a panel titled “Legacies of Race and Space” at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Washington, DC, December 2014).

“Displaying Tranculturalization in the Americas” Inter-American Ethnographic Evidence From A Smithsonian Exhibit” (An invited paper presented at the International Association for Inter-American Studies Conference, Lima, Peru, August 2014).

“The Directive Force of Narrative in an Urban Garifuna Community: Ethno-linguistic Evidence from a Smithsonian Exhibit.” (A paper presented at the American Indian Workshop at Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, May 2014).