Upcoming Conference Presentations

Modern Language Association Conference, New York City, January 4-7.
I will present a paper, “Waithood and Girlhood in NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names” at noon on January 4.

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Pittsburgh, April 2018.
I will present a paper on a panel, participate in a roundtable, and chair a separate roundtable at this year’s NeMLA conference.
Paper: “Waiting on the Move in Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West.”
Roundtable: “Don’t Wait: Reflections from a Recent Hire.”
Roundtable organizer and chair, “Teaching Terrorism.”

Select recent conference presentations for 2016-17; a full list of past presentations is available under “CV.”

“The ‘Fundamentals’ of World Literature: The Silent Minaret and Post-9/11 Global Forms.” African Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference, New Haven, CT, June 2017.

“Finding a Form for the Fragments: Bilal Tanweer’s The Scatter Here is Too Great,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2017.

“Time and the Other: Negotiating Temporalities in African Fiction,” African Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., December 2016.

“Waiting and Creating: Presenting African Futures in The Cry of Winnie Mandela and Radiance of Tomorrow,” Waiting as Cultural Practice: An Interdisciplinary, International Conference, Paderborn, Germany, May 2016.

“The Trauma of Waiting: Gendered Time in Anita Desai’s Cry the Peacock,” Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, March 2016.

“Time to Revisit: Nadine Gordimer and Times of Transition,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, January 2016.

“Waiting: Keywords for the Global South,” Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, January 2016.