Presentations

Conference Presentations
“Leveraging Digital Networks for Citizen Journalism: This Week in Blackness Reporting from Ferguson, MO.” Internet Research 16.0 (Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers),  October 2015.

“The Podcast Chitlin’ Circuit: Black Podcasters and Audio Enclaves.” Race and Media Conference. University of New Mexico, September 2015.

“Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Enclaved Social Spaces.” International Communication Association, May 2015.

“#YourSlipIsShowing: Aggressive Identity Tourism and Black Feminist Networks on Twitter.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2015.

“Black Digital Networks and the Rejection of Respectability.” Race and Media. University of Wisconsin Madison, October 2014.

“Networked Enclaves: Black Podcasters’ Responses to the George Zimmerman Verdict.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2014.

“Transgressive Networks: This Week in Blackness and Resistance through Online Programming.” Internet Research 14.0 (Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers), October 2013.

“In Praise of Small Data: Ethnography in the Age of ‘Big Data’.” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 2013.

“Will the Real Black History Please Stand Up?: Cultural Memory as Production and Performance of  ‘Blackness’ Online.” Internet Research 12.0 (Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers), October 2011.

“Tweets, Tweeps, and Signifyin’: African American Communication on ‘Black Twitter’.” Digital/Media, Race, Affect, and Labor, April 2011.

“‘Is this #Boondocks or #Coondocks?’: Interpreting ‘The Story of Jimmy Rebel’ in 140 Characters on Twitter.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2011.

“The Web as Cultural Memory and Counter-history: the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the Creation of the New Afrikan Community.” Internet Research 10.0 (Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers), October 2009.

“Supporting Transformations in Graduate Student Teaching through Critical Reflection: An Interdisciplinary Learning Community Approach through Indiana University’s Teagle Collegium on Inquiry in Action.” with Dr. Jennifer Meta Robinson, Tyler Christensen, Dr. Katherine Kearns, Elizabeth Middleton, Dr. April Sievert, Deanna Soper, and Dr. Mimi Zolan. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), October 2009.

“The Black August Hip Hop Project: Intergenerational Activism in the Age Convergence Culture.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music, May 2009.

“The Impact of Convergence Culture on Live Performance: Political Possibilities and Limitations.” MIT6 Conference, April 2009.

“Hip-Hop and Black Nationalism in the 21st Century: Beyond Public Enemy and Tupac.” Herman Hudson Symposium. Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, April 2009.

“Bringing the Virtual Community to the Analog Side of the Digital Divide: Musical Performance as an Extension of the Cyber-Diaspora.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2008.

“Creating a Revolutionary African Diaspora: Black Nationalism and the (Re)construction of Cuban Identity on the Web.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, March 2007.

Invited Presentations
“Remembering the Past, Understanding the Present: Digital Media and History in the Age of the Black Lives Matter Movement.” Virginia Wesleyan College. February 2016.

“Digital Media and Citizen Journalism in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.” Junior Faculty Forum. Old Dominion University. February 2015.

“#JusticeForTrayvon: Digital Media Responses to the George Zimmerman Verdict.” Department of Communication & Theatre Arts and the Center of Humanities. Old Dominion University. April 2014.

“#JusticeForTrayvon: Digital Media Responses to the George Zimmerman Verdict.” Emerson College. January 2014.

“#JusticeForTrayvon: Digital Media Responses to the George Zimmerman Verdict.” Humanities Friday Lunches. Center for the Humanities. University of Wisconsin-Madison. January 2014.

“#JusticeForTrayvon: Networked Individuals and Collective Identity in Black Digital Networks.” Communication Department, Boston College. December 2013.

“Disrupting the Past, Reframing the Present: Websites, Alternative Histories, and Petit Récits as Black Nationalist Politics.” Colloquium Series. Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison. November 2012.

“Honoring the Past to (Re)create the Present: The Black August Hip Hop Project and the Continuing Influence of Black Nationalism.” POAET (Project on African Expressive Traditions) Conversations. Indiana University. January 2009.