2016    “WTH?!! H8U {People}!! – With Anti-Black Trolling, E-Bile, and Racist Shitstorms, Is a Love Praxis Possible in Mediatized Worlds?” Presentation at American Academy of Religion Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 2016. Session: Black Theology and Revolutionary Love.

“Conjuring the Diasporic African American Past for the Present: Reality TV Genomics, the Remediation of Collective Memory, and the Hegemonic Hijacking of Black Identities.” Presentation at American Academy of Religion Conference. San Antonio, Texas, November 2016. Co-Sponsored Session: Religion, Media, and Culture Group and Religion, Memory, History Group.

“Is Digital Activism Shifting the Gendered Politics of U.S. Black Struggle? The Increasing Visibility of U.S. African American Women and Same Gender Loving Activists On Social Media.” Presentation at 2016 Consultation of African and African-Diasporan Women in Religion and Theology, Theme: “Say Her Name!: Africana Women as Interpreters, Healers and Revolutionaries.” Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2016.

“Digital Activism Workshop I and II.” Workshops facilitated at 2016 Consultation of African and African-Diasporan Women in Religion and Theology, Theme: “Say Her Name!: Africana Women as Interpreters, Healers and Revolutionaries.” Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, July 2016.

2015    “Burn This Bitch Down! Protest Space, Apocalyptic Envisioning, and Media Representations of Racial Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2015. Presentation for the panel, From Post-Apartheid Cape Town to Post-Racial Ferguson: Black Death, Public Protests, and the Recasting of White Shamelessness.

2014    “Backyard Gardens as Sacred Spaces: An Emerging Research Agenda of Spiritual Ecology for Ecowomanism.” American Academy of Religion Conference, San Diego, California, November 2014. Presentation for the panel, Ecowomanism 101: A Roundtable Discussing Vital Themes and Trajectories.

2014    “Can Womanist Scholarship Survive Without the Dutiful Daughter Complex? On Genealogies, Waves, and Generational Rifts.” American Academy of Religion Conference, San Diego, California, November 2014. Presentation for the panel, Third Wave Womanism: Mapping the New Terrain of Identity through Discourse.

2014    “From Advisor = Mentor to Color Matching: Questioning Common Assumptions About Mentoring in Religious Studies and Theology.” American Academy of Religion Conference, San Diego, California, November 2014.

2014    Plenary Speaker, What Administrators Need to Know about Racial Ethnic Students: Restructuring the Academy for Success.” Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Student Personnel Administrators’ Conference, Orlando, Florida, April 2014.

2013    THATCamp Session Organizer: “Race, Religion, and the Digital Humanities.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013.

2013    Panel Organizer and Presider, “Cultivating Leadership for the New Academy and Civic Engagement: Interrogating Leadership Skills, Styles, and Contexts.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013.

2013    Panel Organizer and Presider, “New Paradigms in Evolving Learning Contexts: Navigating Changes in Teaching Religion and Theology.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013. Co-sponsored by Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning.

2013    Invited Panelist, “Shifting Sands of the Academy: Examining Trends in Higher Education”, American Academy of Religion Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2013.

2013    “Imagineering Geneatopia: Genomic Heterotopias and Biologized Blackness in the PBS African American Lives Series.” Second Annual Ways of Knowing Conference. Science, Religion, and Culture Program at Harvard Divinity School, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2013.

2013    Panel Speaker, “Reflections From the Future of the Field.” Fund for Theological Education Consultation on Doctoral Education. Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 2013.

2012    Invited Speaker for Jesse B. Semple Brown Bag. “Know Your Genes, Meet Your Ancestors, Reunite Your Roots!”: The Selling of DNA Ancestry Testing” Langston Hughes Cultural Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, March 2012.

2011    “Consuming Authentic Ancestry: Personal Genomics, Genetic-Ethnic Identities, and the Co-Creation of Genetic Return.” Chicago Consumer Culture Community. DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, December 2011.

2011    “Your Ancestors are Waiting in Cyberspace! Genealogy, DNA, and Diasporic Mediascapes.” American Academy of Religion Conference, San Francisco, California, November 2011. Presentation for the panel: Reimagining Black Theology after Google.

2010    “The Curious Case of Oprah the Zulu: DNA Ancestry, Celebrity Narratives of Genetic Return, and Motherland Utopias.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2010. Presentation for the panel: Claiming Africa, Claiming the Americas: Religion and Identity in the Diaspora.

2009    “A Black Theology of Liberation or Legitimation? A Neo-Washingtonian Critique of Cone’s Black Theology.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November. Presentation for the panel: Fortieth Retrospective of James Cone’s Black Theology and Black Power: The Next Forty Years.

2009    “Alice Walker as a Theological, Methodological, and Political Problem for Womanist and Black Theologies.” American Academy of Religion Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 2009.

2009    “Using Genetics to Overturn The Legacy of Slavery? The Hope and the Hype of Popular Representations of Personal Genomics, U.S. African Americans and Genetic Ancestry Testing.” American Society of Human Genetics 59th Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, October 20-24, 2009. Poster Presentation.

2009    “‘Roots’ in a Test Tube: Popular Media Presentations of Genetic Genealogy and Identity in the U.S. African Diaspora.” Personalized Genomics Conference – Genome Canada. Banff, Alberta, Canada, September 2009. Poster Presentation.

2009    “In The End of All Things, A New Beginning: Virtual Apocalyptic Imagination and Evil in Video Games.” Midwest American Academy of Religion, Chicago, Illinois, April 2009.

2009    “From CSI to Gattaca to The Journey of Man: Genetics, Identity and Media Presentations of Science.” Faith and Science Lecture, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Regional Office, Chicago, Illinois, February 2009.

2008    “Sims in the Hands of a Gaming God: God Games and Theories of the Apocalyptic.” The Seventh International Association of Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference. Kingston, Jamaica, July 2008.

2008    “Mediating the Motherland: Negotiating African Diaspora, Home, and the Human Genome with Mediated Science.” Media, Spiritualities, and Social Change Conference. Center for Media, Religion and Culture. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, June 2008.