Presentations and Trainings

Conference Presentations (Peer Reviewed)

• Faith Zone Training and Curriculum: A New Model for Cultivating Religious and Spiritual Literacy in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher  Education (NASPA) (3/15)

• Aesthetics in the Belly of the Beast: Reading American Carceral Art, American Studies Association (ASA), San Juan, Puerto Rico (11/12)

• Love, Race & Liberation: Meet the Author, National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE), New York, NY (5/12)

• Hip Hop Pedagogy as Praxis for Transforming Consciousness and Engagement in Education, National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), San Francisco, CA (6/11)

• Diversity and Social Justice for All: Professional Development for Higher Education Students and Professionals, National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), San Diego, CA (5/09)

• Hip Hop in the Classroom: From Internalized Oppression to Critical Liberation Pedagogy, (Major Session) National Conference on Race & Ethnicity (NCORE), San Diego, CA (5/09)

• Diversity and Social Justice for All: Professional Development for Higher Education Students and Professionals (Pre-Conference) Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Seattle, WA (3/09)

• Hip-Hop & Pedagogy Initiative (Invited Poster Session) Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Seattle, WA (3/09)

• Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Seattle, WA (1/09)

• Hip Hop Culture and Academics, National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) New Orleans, LA (11/08)

• Conscious Women Rock the Page, Women and Media Conference (WAM), M.I.T., Cambridge, MA (4/08)

• Culture, Politics and Activism: Critical Pedagogy & Content for 21st Century, American Education Research Association (AERA), New York City (3/08)

• Hip-Hop & Education: Exploring the Potential for Social Change (*Chair), American Education Research Association (AERA), New York City (3/08)

• Hip-Hop as Critical Pedagogy: Promising Practices for Multicultural Educators, National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) (11/07)

• The Relevance of Religion in 21st Century Curriculum, National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME) (11/07)

• From High School to Higher Education: The Place of Religion American Education Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL (4/07)

• The Hip-Hop Generation as Educators: An Exploratory Dialogue, National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), Phoenix, AZ (11/06)

• Contextualizing Teaching through the Multiple Literacies of Hip Hop Culture, American Education Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA (4/06)

• Help! I am Paralyzed by Fear: Ten steps to becoming a more effective ally, National Association of Student Affairs Professionals (NASPA), Washington, D.C. (3/06)

• Grounding Ballers and B-Boys in the Class to the Club…and Beyond: The Construction of Space, Place, and Racial Identities in Urban America American Studies Association Conference (ASA), Washington D.C. (11/05)

• Contemporary Diversity Issues: Four Steps to Creating an Inclusive Classroom, (NASPA), National Association of Student Affairs Professionals), Tampa, FL (3/05) Invited Keynotes & Lectures

• Global Dimensions of Ferguson, Race, Identity and Girls Education, Stoneleigh-
Burnham, Greenfield, MA (1/14)

• Understanding the Connections: An Intersectional Approach to Teaching About Privilege in the K-12 Classroom, Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE), Chelmsford, MA (11/13)


Invited Keynotes & Lectures

• Multifaith Leadership Keynote: Getting in the Faith Zone, Utah State University, Logan, UT (10/13)

• Diversity Orientation Keynote: Becoming an Ally, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (8/13)

• Promising Practices for Utilizing a Social Justice Hip Hop Pedagogy: Notes from the Real World, Columbia University & University of Madison, Wisconsin, in New York, NY (10/12)

• Diversity on Campus, Ford Foundation, Egyptian Scholars Program, New York, NY (5/12)

• Finding Your Inner Artist: Exploring the Intersection of Arts & Activism, Smith College, Northampton, MA (4/12)

• Student Diversity Conference Keynote, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, (2/11)

• Hip-Hop & Pedagogy: Roundtable Discussion, Show & Prove: Tensions, Possibilities & Contradictions Conference, New York University (9/10)

• Civic Camp Keynote: Social Justice & Service, New York University (9/09)

• Inter Residence Hall Council (IRHC) Keynote: Inspiring Action, New York University (10/08)

• Faculty Professional Development & MLK Keynote Lecture, Stonehill College, Easton, MA (1/08)

• Keynote: Becoming a Youth Ally, South Bay Counseling Center Los Angeles, CA (11/07)

• Keynote: Utilizing Hip-Hop and Spoken Word, Summer Teacher Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison (6/07)

• Becoming an Effective Ally Guest Lecture, Allegheny College, Erie, PA (9/05) Workshops & Professional Service


Workshops & Professional Service

• Principles & Pedagogy of Intergroup Dialogue, NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (3/13)

• Principles & Pedagogy of Intergroup Dialogue, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY (9/12)

• Spirituality, Religion & the Global College Experience, NYU Student Affairs Conference, New York, NY (2/12)

• Counseling & Privilege: A Dialogic Approach, Pace University, New York, NY (1/12)

• Intergroup Dialogue (s), Student Affairs Conference, New York University (2/11)

• Read a Book: Hip-Hop in the Classroom, Remixing the Art of Social Change: Words, Beats & Life, Washington D.C. (11/10)

• Principles & Pedagogy of Intergroup Dialogue, Pace University, New York, NY (1/10)

• Hip-Hop & Academia Symposium, Dean of Diversity Affairs, Hunter College, NY (5/08)

• Diversity & Social Justice Training, Vice-President Student Affairs, Baruch College, NY (4/08)

• Conscious Women Rock: Triggering Change: Media & Social Justice Conference, University Massachusetts, Amherst (4/08)

• Youth Institute, White Privilege Conference, Springfield, MA (4/08)

• Professional Development for Diversity Peer Education Program, Fordham University, New York City (2/08)

• Sustainability & Social Justice Movements: NYU Student Affairs Conference, New York City (2/08)

• Hip-Hop & Education, Urban Word & Steinhardt Teacher Institute, NYU (9/07, 9/08, 9/09)

• Race & Class in Hip-Hop, Panel Discussion, Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Washington D.C. (7/07)

• Making Religion & Spirituality Practical in Public Educational Contexts, Greater Detroit YMCA, OH (6/07)

• Hip-Hop as Pedagogy, Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School, It’s All About M.E.E. Festival, Brooklyn, NY (2/07)

• Addressing the December Dilemma, Partnership for After School Educators (PASE), New York City, (12/06)

• Teaching About Immigration Greater New York YMCA, New York, NY (12/06)

• Race & Education Panel, New School for Social Research, New York, NY (11/06)

• Hip-Hop: Using Hip-Hop to Elevate, Panel on Mr. Devious, film and discussion,

• New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Planet Hip-Hop, Newark, NJ (11/06)

• Education Day: Panel on Wholetrain and discussion, VH-1 Hip-Hop Honors, New York, NY (10/06)

• Addressing Religion in Public Schools, Bank St. College of Education, New York, NY (10/06)

• Religious Diversity in Education International Center for Tolerance Education/Facing History and Ourselves, Brooklyn, NY (9/06)

• Religious Diversity in the Workplace, International Center for Tolerance Education, World Class Workforce Summit, Brooklyn, NY (9/06)

• Adding a Social Justice Lens to Hip-Hop Education, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, Summer Teacher Institute, Elevate! Using Hip-Hop to Educate, New York, NY (6/06)

• Student Affairs Social Justice 5-Day Institute, Allegheny College, Erie, PA (6/06)

• Becoming a More Effective Ally for 2006, Beyond the Box: Retooling for the Revolution, Swarthmore College, PA (2/06)

• Has the Hip-Hop Movement been an Effective Tool for Action, Change and Leadership Development? Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD) Bronx, NY (2/06)

• ASK for Social Justice Conference, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (2/05, 8/05)

• Contemporary Social Justice Issues in the Classroom, Northeast Roundtable on Social Justice, New York, NY (1/05)

• On-Going Staff Development for Admissions Office, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (8/04 – 2/05)

• Women of Color Conference: Building Bridges, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (3/03)

• Diversity and Learning Conference-Poster Presentation Hip-Hop (Kwaito music) in South Africa and Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (9/02)

• Hip-Hop and Teacher Education, Hess School, Hamilton Township, NJ (5/02)

• Creating a Common Ground: Learning and Living in a Campus Community, NYU Student Affairs Conference, New York, NY (2/01, 2/02)

• Hot Topics in Diversity and the Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (7/99, 7/01)