“The Genealogy of Blackness in Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing,” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, online, 13 October 2021.
“Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the Genealogy of ‘black is black is black,’” Science, Culture, and Postcolonial Narrative, annual conference of the German Association for Postcolonial Studies (GAPS), University of Oldenburg/online, 13-15 May 2021.
“Black Genealogies in Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing,” Fourth Biennial Women’s Network Symposium, European Association for American Studies (EAAS) in collaboration with the Polish Association for American Studies (PAAS), “Feminisms in American Studies in/and Crisis: Where Do We Go From Here?,” online, 29 Apr. 2021.
“‘A Slave in a Captive Society’: Captivity and Flight from Frederick Douglass’s Autobiographies to George Jackson’s Prison Letters,” BAAS digital conference #BAAS2021, British Association for American Studies, online, 5-11 Apr. 2021.
“‘Do you think it’ll be any different in Canada?’: Fugitive Narration from Josiah Henson’s Slave Narrative to Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada,” 41st annual GKS conference, Grainau, Germany, 14-16 Feb. 2020.
“Un/En/Gendering Black Power: Confinement and Flight in Life Writing of the Black Power Movement“, lecture series Gender – Culture – Feminism, University of Bremen, 8 Jan. 2020 (invited).
“Fugitive Narration Held Captive and the Genres of the (Non-)Human,” 66th annual conference of the German Association for American Studies (GAAS), University of Hamburg, Germany, 13-15 June 2019.
“‘You’ll be in jail wherever you go’: Imprisonment and Flight in Assata Shakur’s Autobiography,” 2nd international conference of the Black Americas Network, Center for InterAmerican Studies, University of Bielefeld, Germany, 18-19 Oct. 2018.
“‘Surely I would find a way to flee’: The (Im)Possibility of Flight in Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name,” annual conference of the Emerging Scholars’ Forum of the Association for GKS, University of Bern, Switzerland, 29 June-1 July 2018.
“The Fugitive Notes of Open City,” international conference Die un-sichtbare Stadt Perspektiven – Räume – Randfiguren in Literatur und Film, University of Bremen, 7-9 Feb. 2018.
“No Home on the Run? Fugitivity in Black American Neo-Slave Narratives,” annual ASA meeting, Denver, Colorado, USA, 17-20 Nov. 2016.
“Memorizing Border Crossings: Teju Cole’s Open City and the Double Fugitive,” 11th biennial CAAR conference, Liverpool Hope University, UK, 24-28 June 2015.
“How Black is the Border? Border Concepts Traveling Inter-American Knowledge Landscapes,” 62nd annual GAAS conference, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, 28-31 May 2015.
“The Black Border: Border Concepts in African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity,” Summer Institute ‘Borders, Borderthinking, Borderlands,’ University of Bremen, 15-25 May 2015.
“African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivity: Angela Davis: An Autobiography,” Forum INPUTS, Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies, University of Bremen, 15 Jan. 2015 (invited).
“Border Concepts in African American Narratives: Developing a Post-Slavery Perspective,” Postgraduate Forum (PGF) of the GAAS, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany, 10-12 Oct. 2014.
“Afrikanische Literatur an der Grenze zu Europa” (African Literature at the Border to Europe), lecture series at the city library Bremen, 2014 (invited).
“Der Zaun und das Meer: Literarische Manifestationen der Grenze zwischen Afrika und Europa” (Literary Manifestations of the Border between Africa and Europe), 4th Young Scholars Workshop for Mediterranean Studies of the Centre for Mediterranean Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 15-16 Nov. 2013.
“Begegnungen im Dazwischen: Lauren Cantets In den Süden” (Encounters In-Between: Lauren Cantet’s Heading South), 8th Congress of the Association des francoromanistes allemands, Leipzig, Germany, 20-21 Sept. 2012 (invited).