Selected Speaking Engagements

January 20, 2016: 7pm to 8:30pm
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO): McCready Lecture on Canadian Art
From African to Creole: Examining Creolization through the Art and Fugitive Slave Advertisements of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Canada and Jamaica

September 19, 2015: 2pm to 4pm
Picturing the Amercas: Land as Resource
Panel - Responding to Picturing the Amercas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic
AGO - Weston Family Learning Centre

September 16, 2015: 7pm
Panel - Responding to Yink Shonibare's Pièces de résistance
Phi Centre, 407 St. Pierre, Esapce D

May 28-31, 2015
Black Portraiture{s} II: Imaging the Black Body and Re-staging Histories
Panel - Policing the Black Body: Blackness in France and its Postcolony in Film and Images
François Malépart de Beaucourt’s "Portrait of a Haitian Woman": Revolutionary Saint Domingue and African Enslavement in Eighteenth-Century Montreal

April 25, 2015
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
James Hakewill, Joseph Kidd, and Isaac Belisario: Representing Jamaica from Slavery to Apprenticeship

March 19, 2015: 3:30pm to 5:30pM, Concordia University, H-1220
The Sociology and Anthropology Graduate Students' Association (SAGSA), Concordia University, Montreal
Keynote Speaker: "The Minahs would not dance near The Congos": Looking for Evidence of Creolization in the Art and Fugitive Slave Advertisements of Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Canada and Jamaica"

March 7, 2015: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
MAI - Montreal, Arts Interculturels, 3680, rue Jeanne-Mance, Montreal
"Skin" - Round Table Discussion

November 13, 2014
Ithaca College, Latin American Studies
James Hakewill's Picturesque tour of Jamaica: Landscape Art as Pro-Slavery Discourse

July 20, 2013
Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Leadership Conference
Panel: Citizens Forum on Global Social Issues
Panelist: “Blacks in Canadian and Quebec Art: A Critical Overview”

May 24, 2013
Montreal Arts Intercultural & Articule
Monocultural Montreal?
Featured Panelist: Panel discussion on Racial Equity and Diversification of Montreal museums and cultural Institutions

March 28, 2013
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Roundtable Discussion Sponsored by Professor Morton Weinfeld, Chair in Canadian Ethnic Studies Funny or Racist?: Blackface, Ethnic Comedy and the Tension between Free Expression and Racism

February 13, 2013
McGill University, Montreal, Canada Faculty of Law
Critical Race Theory
Invited Lecturer: From ‘Portrait of a Negro Slave’ to ‘Portrait of a Haitian Woman’: Power, Mobility and Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Trans Atlantic World

January 31, 2013
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Ethnocultural Art Histories Research
Featured Speaker: “ ‘...the Canadian inhabitants are remarkably fond of dancing’: African-Canadian Musical Survivals of the Middle Passage”

November 23, 2012
Dawson College, Montreal, Canada
S.P.A.C.E. - The Human Body: Then, Now, and in the Future
Featured Speaker: “Slavery, Portraiture and the Black Female Subject”

November 13, 2012
Association Culturelle des Femmes de Montréal - Women’s Art Society of Montreal
McCord Museum of Canadian History
Featured Speaker: “African Resistance and the Creolization of Music in Nineteenth-Century Quebec”

November 12, 2012
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
History Department Speaker Series
Featured Speaker: “From ‘Portrait of a Negro Slave’ to ‘Portrait of a Haitian Woman’: The Racial Politics of Re-Naming Art Works in Canadian Museum Practice”

November 1-3, 2012
Universities Art Association of Canada, Annual Conference
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Black Canada: Culture, Memory and Resistance (Double Panel)
Panel Chair and Conference Presentation: “ ‘...the Canadian inhabitants are remarkably fond of dancing’: Reading the African Musicians in George Heriot's Minuets of the Canadians (1807)”

October 26-27, 2012
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence (CEREV)
Curating Black Canadian History and Culture
Part I - Taking Stock: Curating Black Canadian History and Culture
Featured Speaker: “Changing Names and other Games: The Erasure and Retroactive Re-scripting of Histories of Slavery and Racism in Canada”

February 24, 2012
College Art Association 100th Annual Conference
New York, USA
Black Venus: They Called Her “Hottentot”
Chaired by: Deborah Willis, New York University,
Tisch School of the Arts
Conference Presentation: “The ‘Hottentot Venus’ in Canada: Modernism, Censorship and the Racial Limits of Female Sexuality”