Conferences and Panels Organized

Co-organizer, Conference: The Caribbean Digital III. Columbia University, 2 December 2016.

Organizer, Panel: “Caribbean Digital Publishing” West Indian Literatures Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica. October 2016.

Co-organizer, Symposium: The Caribbean Digital II: Histories, Cartographies, Narratives, Columbia University, 4 December 2015.

Organizer, Panel: “Kamau Brathwaite at 85” Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad, May 2015.

Co-organizer, Conference: The Caribbean Digital. Barnard College, 4-5 December 2014.

Organizer, Symposium: Caribbean Epistemologies: Challenges and Conversations, CUNY Graduate Center, 15 April 2011.

Panel Organizer and Chair, “Caribbean Strains of Queer Resistance” CSA Annual Convention, New York University, May 2008. Also presented “Displaced Subjects, Displacing Sexuality: The Outsider as Corrupting Influence in the Caribbean.”

Seminar Organizer and Chair, “Man and Madness: Written” ACLA Annual Convention, Princeton University, March 2006.  Also presented “Manias and Messiahs: The Madness of Miguel Street


Individual Invited Presentations (past 5 years)


“Michelle Cliff’s Construction of Caribbean Blackness” Black Matters: The Futures of Black Scholarship and Activism, University of Austin, Texas, September 2016.

“Handling with Care: On editing, invisibility, and affective labor” What is Journal Work? Columbia University, New York, September 2016.

“Madwomen at the Crossroads” (virtual presentation) Altered States: Configuring Madness in Caribbean Literature, Liège, Belgium, April 2015.

“Teaching the Digital Caribbean: The Ethics of a Public Pedagogical Experiment” Black Studies in the Digital Age, Princeton University, February 2015

“Memories of Things to Come: Anthony Joseph and a Futuristic Caribbean Aesthetic” Critical Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University, November 2014

“On Editing: The Work behind the Work” Symposium: Twentieth-Century Studies, Past and Future, in honor of Marianne DeKoven and John McClure, Rutgers University, April 2014.

“Transboundary Aesthetics” Roundtable discussion on Kamau Brathwaite, Critical Caribbean Symposium, The College of the Bahamas, Nassau, November 2013.

“The Dateless Days of Jonestown: Wilson Harris’s Labyrinths of Space, Psyche and Time” Postcolonial Studies Group Colloquium Series, CUNY Graduate Center, April 2013.

“An Afrofuturistic Caribbean Diaspora” Exploring Dimensions of African Diasporas:  An International Conference, Johns Hopkins University, April 2012.


Select Panel Presentations (past 5 years)

“‘So mi get it, so mi tell it’: The Parameters and Potentials of Digital Archives” ” West Indian Literature Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 2016.

“Walcott vs Brathwaite” Bocas Lit Fest, Trinidad, May 2015.

“Madwomen at the Crossroads” West Indian Literature Conference, Nassau, Bahamas, October 2013.

“‘Parallel universes of sensibility’: Wilson Harris’s Labyrinths of Space, Psyche and Time,” West Indian Literature Conference, Miami, Fl, October 2012.