Conference Presentations

2019 “The Demands of Opacity: Edouard Glissant’s Challenge to an Ethics of Alterity.” Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy. Duquesne University, October. 

2019† “Toward Solidarities: Edouard Glissant’s Vocabulary of Ethics.” Philosophies of Liberation Encuentro. Loyola Marymount University, May 19. Program Link.  

2019† “Edouard Glissant’s Archipelago’s: Literature, Poetry, Philosophy.” American Comparative Literature Association. Georgetown University, March 8.

2019 “Pragmatic Interruption: Habits, Environments, Ethics,” American Philosophical Association Eastern Division, January 8. PDF of Program.
*Winner of the William James Society’s 2018 Young Scholar Award

2018 “Diffracted Belonging: A Critique of Nationalism,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Penn State University, October 18, 2018. PDF of program.

2018 “When Ideology Fails: Politics, Grief, Rebellion.” 38thAnnual American Weil Society Colloquy. University of Ottawa, April 20.

2018 “Truth, Identity, Practice: The Politics of Exile.” Western Political Science Association. San Francisco, CA, March 31.

2018 “Root, Rhizome, Relation: Glissant, Deleuze, and the Politics of Flesh.” American Comparative Literature Association. University of California Los Angeles, March 30.

2018 “Édouard Glissant’s sense of errancy,” Édouard Glissant – L’éclat et l’obscur (International Colloquy), l’Université des Antilles, October 30. PDF of program.

2018 “Community and Vulnerability: A Reading of Relational Freedom in Aristotle.” A Workshop on Autonomy and Vulnerability. Emory University School of Law, February 24.

2017 “Culture, Education, and Democracy: John Dewey’s Interdisciplinary Philosophy of Culture.” American Anthropological Association. Washington, D.C., December 3. 

2017 “Rooted Errantry: Relational Identity in Simone Weil and Édouard Glissant,” 37th Annual American Weil Society Colloquy, Villanova University, April 21.

2017 “Pragmatic Apostasy: Cornel West’s and Charles Mills’ Standing Away from Philosophy,” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, March 17.

2016 “John Dewey’s Educational Problem and Cornel West’s Parrhesia in the Neoliberal Context,” Summer Institute in American Philosophy, University of Oregon, July 11-16, 2016.

2016 “The Solidarity of Attention: Weil, Gutiérrez, Cardenal, and the Poetics of Liberation,” Legacies of Colonialism and Philosophies of Resistance, Villanova University, April 14-15.

2015 “Toward Attentive Companionship: The Anti-Colonial Poetry and Praxis of Simone Weil and Gustavo Gutiérrez,” 35th Annual American Weil Society Colloquy, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, April 24.

2015 “The New Humanitarians: Reimagining the Future of Higher Education,” Looking Back, Moving Forward: 20th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, April 10, 2015.

Art Exhibitions

  • There Was a Moment: Art of Transformation, Photo Exhibit, Urban Stampede Art Gallery, Grand Forks, ND, 2015.