Upcoming Talks

Past Talks 

Harvard .jpg

April 11, 2019

Harvard Theater & Performance Colloquium
Performative Detachements
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

March 30, 2019

Rethinking the Black Intellectual Tradition: Pessimism as an Interpretive Frame
With: David Marriott, Axelle Karera, Calvin Warren, Melvin Rogers, Neil Roberts, Bhakti Shringarpure
Amherst College, MA

November 30-December 1, 2018

Pointed Words: Poetry and Politics in the Global Present
Roundtable: Kevin Platt, Jennifer Nelson, Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb, Kevin Repp
Yale University, New Haven

October 30, 2018

The Poethics of Blackness in a Transnational Frame
In Conversation with Tina Campt
Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination

With: Kodwo Eshun; Christina Sharpe, Denise Ferreira da Silva; Maboula Soumahoro; Françoise Vergès, Kaima Glover; Saidiya Hartman, and Dionne Brand

October 22, 2018

Laura Mulvey: Space, Time, and Motherhood
In Conversation with Laura Mulvey
Yale School of Art
Yale University, New Haven

October 11, 2018

Candice Lin, A Hard White Body 
In Conversation with C. Riley Snorton and Lotte Arndt
Logan Arts Center, University of Chicago

September 21, 2018

Social Text Symposium
Economies of Dispossession: Indigeneity, Race, Capitalism 
Yale University, New Haven

Image: still from Mencer ñi Pewma, dir. Francisco Huichaqueo

September 13, 2018

"Fugitive Forms"
In Conversation with Stephanie Seidel and Aria Dean

June 30th, 2018

"On Whiteness: a symposium"
In Conversation with Lauren Berlant, Sadhana Bery, Jane Caflish, Lori Gruen. and Saidiya Hartman
The Kitchen,
New York City

May 23rd, 2018

In Conversation with Aria Dean and Autumn Knight,
The Kitchen,
New York City

May 5th, 2018

In Conversation with Yael Davids,
Museo Tamayo,
Mexico City


April 20th, 2018 

"Breakdown: Black Gestural Ecologies,"
Theater Arts & Performance Studies, 
Brown University, 
Providence, Rhode Island  

April 4th, 2018

"On the Cinematic Thought-Image,"
Cinema Studies,
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 20th, 2018

In conversation with
Steffani Jemison, 
Jeu De Paume
Paris, France

December 5th, 2017

Dimensions in Black:
Perspectives on Black Film and Media
Film Society Lincoln Center
New York, New York

November 13th, 2017

Manthia Diawara
Film Screening and Conversation,
Anthology Film Archives
Flaherty FIlm Seminar
New York, New York


October 5th, 2017 

"Scenes at 20" Conference, 
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

September 5th, 2017

"Genealogies of the Excessive Screen," 
a Yale Mellon Sawyer Seminar with
Phillippe-Alain Michaud
New Haven, Connecticut

May 24th, 2017

"Fanon and Visual Culture"
 part of Fanon Now at
Tate Modern
London, UK 

April 27th, 2017

Conversation with Glenn Ligon, 
Moderated by
Mignon Nixon,
University College London
London, UK

April 20th, 2017

"The Performative Genealogies of Black Abstraction,"
Modern Art Oxford
Oxford, UK

March 4th, 2017

"Haptic Bodies" conference,
Barnard Center for Research on Women
New York, New York 

February 17th, 2017

"Haptics," a conversation with Simone Leigh, part of
"The Critical Matter of Performance," New Museum
New York, New York

January 14th, 2017

Les Artistes Africains-Américains et La Color Line:
Histoires, Généalogies, Formes, Gestes
Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac:
Paris, France  

January 8th, 2017

Performative Lecture with Simone Leigh
Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, California


September 29th, 2016 

Interview with Isaac Julien
James Brudner Memorial Prize Lecture
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

March 18th-19th, 2016

The Flesh of the Matter: 
A Hortense Spillers Symposium
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

May 7th, 2015 

Speculative Planning Session
with Denise Ferreira da Silva
and Che Gossett
New Museum
New York, New York