Talks and Presentations
“Posting Poetry, Publishing Protest: Social Media Publications and Poetic Activism in Zimbabwe.” Textual Transactions. Modern Language Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 3-6 January 2019.
“Poetry’s Interfaces: Tracing Digital Logics in Malawian Performance Poetry.” The Environments of African Literature. African Literature Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC. 23-26 May 2018.
“Poetry in Action: Evan Mawarire’s ‘This Flag,’ Networked Protest, and the Hashtag as Collective Poetry.” Institutions: Creativity and Resilience in Africa. African Studies Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. 16-18 November 2017.
“Digital Voices: Negotiating Global Forms & Local Identity in Cape Town Performance Poetry.” Africa and the World. African Literature Association Annual Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 14-17 June 2017.
“The Migrant and the Refugee: Contrasting Images of Movement in Zimbabwean Poetry from South Africa.” Africa and the World. African Literature Association Annual Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT. 14-17 June 2017.
“WhatsApp Poetics: The Structure & Style of Chichewa Poetry Groups on WhatsApp.” Minority Languages and New Media: Towards language revitalization in Africa and Europe. British Association for Applied Linguistics Seminar Series. Aston University, Birmingham, UK. 28-30 April 2017.
“Slam Africa: Language and Politics in the International Poetry Slam.” African Studies Graduate Student Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.” RE… Africa. African Studies Graduate Student Seminar. Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. 14-17 April 2017.
“Page and Stage in the Digital Age: Tracing Poetic Circulations in Southeastern Africa.” Africa Seminar, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. 16 February 2017.
“Zonse Zimene za Kamuzu: Genre, Performance, and the Construction of a Malawian National Identity under H. Kamuzu Banda.” Mobilizing Africa Conference. African Studies Center, Boston University. Boston, MA. 25-26 March 2016.
“Locating the Performative in Print Nationalist Texts.” Graduate Student Colloquium. Department of English, Northwestern University. Evanston, IL. 17 February 2016.
“The Politics of Print and Performance: Poetic Genre in Late Twentieth Century Malawi.” English Department Seminar, University of the Western Cape. Cape Town, ZA. 26 August 2015.
“National Identity Formation in Contemporary Malawian Poetry.” Kistrech Poetry Festival. Kisii University, Kisii, Kenya. 5-10 August 2015.
“Contemporary Rap and the Neoliberal Carnivalesque.” Colloquium, Sociology Department, Haverford College. Haverford, PA. May 2013.
“Self & Space: Audre Lorde’s Poetics of Cultivation.” Colloquium, English Department, Haverford College. Haverford, PA. May 2013.