Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Conferences

Narratives of Imperialism: The Price of Conquest in Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.” International Society for the Study of Narrative Annual Conference. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 16–18 June 2016.
‘Hailing Frequencies Open’: From Uhura to Uhura.” Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 10–13 February 2016.
To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (When the World Ends): 28 Days Later and Children of Men.” African Futures and Beyond: Visions in Transition. African Literature Association Annual Conference. University of Bayreuth, Germany, 3–6 June 2015.
To Weather the Storm: Apocalyptic Displacement in Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Arrivals and Departures in U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures. The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS) Annual Conference. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 9–12 April 2015.
Last Hope: The Black Madonna in Children of Men.” Contemporary Orientations in African Cultural Studies. John Douglas Taylor Annual Conference. McMaster University, Canada, 30 May–1 June 2014.
‘Detecting’ Race in a South African Murder Mystery: Malla Nunn’s A Beautiful Place to Die.” Texts, Modes and Repertoires of Living in and beyond the Shadows of Apartheid. African Literature Association Annual Conference. University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 9–13 April 2014.
Will the Real Hero Please Stand Up?: The Marginalized White Male Protagonist in Y: The Last Man.” Apocalypse: Imagining the End. Inter-Disciplinary.Net Global Conference. Mansfield College, University of Oxford, England, 10–12 July 2013.
Nothing but the Truth: Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone and the Reliability of Memoir.” Acts of Remembrance in Contemporary Narratives in English: Opening the Past for the Future. Contemporary Narrative in English Research Group. University of Zaragoza, Spain, 24–26 April 2013.
Dead Roots, Bitter Fruits: The ‘Tragic Mulatto’ in Coloured South African and African American Literature.” Human Rights, Literature and the Visual Arts in Africa and the Diaspora. African Literature Association Annual Conference. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 11–15 April 2012.
Doctor Who, I Presume?: Hearts of Darkness and Postcolonial Paradoxes in Doctor Who.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Hyatt Regency Hotel, Rochester, New York, 15–18 March 2012.
“‘Thought-Up Light of the Imagination’: Cathartic Creativity in Achmat Dangor’s Bitter Fruit.” Creativity and Cultural Expressions in Africa and the African Diaspora. Inaugural Toyin Falola International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora. University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 4–6 July 2011.
Bearing Witness, Framing Resistance: One Woman’s Reflections on Autobiographical Writing.” African Literature, Visual Arts, and Film in Local and Transnational Spaces. African Literature Association Annual Conference. Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 13–17 April 2011.
Close Encounters of the Postcolonial Kind: District 9 and Aliens in Africa.” Undisciplined Encounters: Science as Terrain of Postcolonial Interaction between Africa and Europe—Past and Future. Ghent Africa Platform. University Foundation, Belgium, 5–6 November 2010.
Moderator and Panelist. Africa in an Interdependent World. Africa Network Annual Conference. Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 16–18 April 2010.
‘A Wilderness for the Mind’: Representations of the Bush in Yoruba Fiction.” Eco-Imagination: African Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability. African Literature Association Annual Conference. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 10–14 March 2010.
Mixed Race, Tongue Tied: Articulating African Hybridity in Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl.” Africa at a Crossroads. African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Roosevelt Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, 19–22 November 2009.
‘T. I. A. This is Africa’: Blood Diamond as Neocolonialist Discourse.” Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association Annual Conference. Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Canada, 30 October–1 November 2008.
Controversial Mediums: The Mixed Race Subject in Sixteenth-Century Sub-Saharan Africa.” Rethinking Rights in Africa: The Struggle for Meaning and the Meaning of Struggle. Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference. University of Toronto, Canada, 17–20 May 2007.
Engraving the Mulatta: An African Precedent for an American Trope?” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Convention. Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico, 19–22 April 2007.
Self-Made Women in a (Racist) Man’s World: The Tragic Lives of Nella Larsen and Bessie Head.” Forging the Local and the Global. Annual Combined Conference: AUETSA, SAVAL and SAACLALS. Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 9–12 July 2006.
Are Chadha’s Cultural ‘Ha Ha’s’ Subversive?: Critiquing the Comic in Bhaji on the Beach and Bend it like Beckham.” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2–5 March 2006.