Talks and Presentations

I give talks and facilitate workshops across the country and enjoy working with groups of students, faculty, and staff. My primary areas of expertise and experience are:

  • Race, history, diversity and inclusion; Anti-Racism
  • Pedagogy, including Critical Pedagogy, and issues in higher education
  • the Americas in the nineteenth century, particularly the US Civil War and Reconstruction Eras.
  • integrating teaching and technology
  • online teaching and learning

Additionally, I can speak and facilitate sessions on a range of pedagogical topics like course design, flipped learning, teaching with primary sources, and inclusive pedagogy. I’m always excited for opportunities to share experiences and perspectives with colleagues.

You can hear my recent conversation on the Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast (August 4, 2016) HERE

For queries, scheduling, and rates, please feel free to contact me at 515.263.6102 or (references available on request)

Click HERE for my current c.v.

[Photo by Takahiro Omura, Grinnell College Scarlet and Black]

On September 26 and 27, 2017, I had the honor of delivering the keynote talk and leadiing several workshop sessions at the State of Oregon Diversity and Inclusion Conference. Below are the slides I used for each talk; they’re licensed with a  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International, so feel free to use and borrow them for any non-commercial purpose.

Keynote Talk: “The Revenge of History: Race and Power in the United States”


Workshop: “Baked into the Cake: Race and Policy in US History”

I appeared in 13th, a Netflix original documentary directed by Ava DuVernay

Democracy Now featured the film, and the issues it poses, on Oct. 3; Malkia Cyril and I were interviewed by Amy Goodman on Oct. 3, 2016.

On the day after the film’s premiere at the New York Film Festival, I had the honor to participate in a panel discussion with Khalil G. Muhammad, Jelani Cobb, Malkia Cyril, and Ashley Clark. You can see the session here:

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