May 2, 2017, 4:00-6:30 pm, Invited Presenter, “Theorizing Literary Sound,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
May 25-26, 2017 Co- Session Leader with Christie Zwahlen, (Director of Community Engagement and Service, Miami University), “Listening to Community Needs: Asset-Based Community Development through a Historical Soundwalk Project,” Listening to the City, hosted by the MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), LA Listens, and the Design Studio for Social Intervention, Boston, Mass, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Building 9 – Room 255
June 29, 1017 Reading from The Sonic Color Line, 6 pm. Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California, 5225 Canyon Crest Drive Suite 30A
March 27, 2017, 2-3:30 pm, Winningham 107, “The Sonic Color Line,” University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Download flyer: JLS Flyer
April 7, 2017 “The Sonic Color Line,” Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
April 21, 2017 “The Sonic Color Line,” Hamilton College, Clinton, New York.
January 29, 2017, Invited Symposium Featured Presenter, “‘Doing fifty five in a fifty four’: Listening and the Cadence of Whiteness.” Voice: Texture, Tone, Timbre, Center for Interdisciplinary Voice Studies, University of Winchester, UK.
January 10, 2014, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Paper presentation, “‘A Voice To Match All That’: Lead Belly, Richard Wright, and Lynching’s Soundtrack,” Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, IL
October 4, 2013, Paper presentation, “Whose Peace? Whose Quiet?: Black New Yorkers and Noise Laws in the Mid-Twentieth Century,” European Sound Studies Association Inaugural Meeting, Berlin, Germany
April 27, 2013, 9:00-10:15 a.m., Plenary, “Broadcasting race: African American Writers and Performers in US Radio’s Golden Age” at WHAT IS RADIO? EXPLORING THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF RADIO, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON IN PORTLAND, OREGON
March 26, 2013, 12:00-2:30 p.m, Anderson Hall, 821, African American Studies Speaker Series, Temple University, Philadelphia, “The Sonic Color-Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening in America.”
March 27, 2013, 4:30 p.m., Chase Auditorium, Haverford College, Philadelphia,“The Sonic Color-Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening in America.”
April 9, 2013, 3:30-5:30 p.m., 306 Clemens, SUNY Buffalo, English Department Juxtapositions Series, “The Sonic Color-Line: Race and the Cultural Politics of Listening in America.”