"The Sounds of Hope: Black Humanism, Deep Democracy, and Black Lives Matter." Race, Religion, and Black Lives Matter. Eds. Christopher Cameron and Phillip Luke Sinitiere. Vanderbilt University Press, 2020 (forthcoming).
"The Black Counter-Gaze: Complicity and White Privilege in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen." Complicity and the Politics of Representation. Eds. Cornelia Wächter and Robert Wirth. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019. 177-93.
"The Personal Is Theoretical and the Past Is Present: Blurring the Lines in Contemporary Anti-Racist Writing." B(l)ack Futures: Flat Time in Black Performance. Eds. Nicole Hodges Persley and Baron Kelly. De Gruyter, 2018.
“Konfrontation mit dem Bösen: Rassismus, Black Humanism und afroamerikanische Literatur.” Das Böse erzählen. Perspektiven aus Literatur, Film und Philosophie. Eds. Eike Brock and Ana Honnacker. Lit Verlag, 2017. 83-104.
“‘I Believe in Nothing If Not in Action:’ African American Humanism and (Embodied) Agency.” COPAS 17.1 (2016).
"A Hope Not Hopeless But Unhopeful: From Baldwin to Black Lives Matter and Back." Invited guest lecture, Augsburg University, July 2020.
"The Anti-Racist Vision of John A. Williams' Night Song." Conference paper, annual conference, African American Intellectual History Society: The Black Radical Tradition. University of Texas in Austin, March 2020.
"Of Nurturers, Organizers, and Strongholds: Portraying Black Womanhood in the Carceral State." Conference paper, German American Studies Association (DGfA), Hamburg, June 2019.
"Black Humanism and the Long Black Freedom Struggle." Invited guest lecture, lecture series "Current Research in American Studies." University of Osnabrueck, May 2019.
“Precarious Lives in Jesmyn Ward’s Fiction: Childhood, Temporality, and the Second Nadir.” Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), Orlando, FL, Feb 2019.
"Stylizing Blackness from Frederick Douglass to Childish Gambino." Invited guest lecture, University of Erfurt, June 2018.
“'It wasn’t a match. It was a lesson:' The Black Humanism of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen." Conference paper, annual conference, African American Intellectual History Society: Black Thought Matters. Brandeis University, Waltham (MA), March 2018.
"Selma is now: Empowering Melancholy in Black Lives Matter Music." Conference paper, biennial conference, International Association of Inter-American Studies: Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance, Dissension, and Reconciliation in the Americas. Coimbra, March 2018.
"The Black Counter-Gaze: Revealing Complicity in White Privilege." Conference paper, international and interdisciplinary conference, Complicity and the Politics of Representation. University of the Ruhr Bochum, June 2017.
"'Issues of culture are migratory:' Claiming Humanity in African American Literature." Conference paper, biennial conference, International Association of Inter-American Studies: Human Rights in the Americas. University of California, Santa Barbara, October 2016.
"The (In)Visibility of Embodied Blackness." Conference paper, international and interdisciplinary conference, Embodiment, Perception, and Critical Practice. University of the Ruhr Bochum, July 2016.
"Overlooked and Underrated: African American Humanism." Conference paper, annual conference, African American Intellectual History Society: New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 2016.
"'I Believe in Nothing If Not in Action:' African American Humanism and (Embodied) Agency." Conference paper, DGfA/GAAS Postgraduate Forum 2015, University of Bamberg, November 2015.
"Challenging Evil: Humanism in African American Literature." Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover, Philosophischer Meisterkurs "Das Böse", Prof. Susan Neiman. Neudietendorf, July 2015.