Upcoming Talks, 2010-2011

During the year 2010-2011 I will be presenting several pieces of my current book project for academic audiences

"The (Ir)relevance of Passing: Nineteenth-Century Literary Tropes in Twenty-First-Century American Racialism,"
Second Biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Race, Monmouth University, New Jersey
November 2010

"The Right to a Happy Ending: Loving, OMB Categories, and the Mulatto Millenium"
American Studies Association in San Antonio, Texas
November 2010

“What’s Blood Got To Do With It? African American Protest and the Problem of the Color Line."
Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas
April 2010

Past talks and interviews

Date:Nov. 2008
Place:Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Event:"Just Because I Am a Librarian, That Doesn’t Mean I Have to Dress Like One’: Race and Identity in Belle da Costa Greene’s Careert"

Date:Nov. 15, 2007
Place:The Frick Art & Historical Center
Event:"The Woman Behind the Curtain: Belle da Costa Greene's Legacy of Race and Art"

Date:Sept. 8, 2007
Place:Niles District Library, Niles, MI
Event:Book talk and signing for An Illuminated Life

Date: June 26, 2007
Place: The Pierpont Morgan Library, Manhattan, New York
Event: "Meet the Author".

Date:March 26, 2007
Place:St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN

Date:February 17, 2007
Place:Douglass Community Association, Kalamazoo, MI
Event:Southwest Michigan Black Heritage Society.

Date: May 17 2001
Place: National Public Radio,
Event: Talk of the Nation. Earl Lewis and I discussed our co-authored book, Love on Trial: An American Scandal in Black and White (Norton, 2001) Link to the story.