Recent Invited Talks & Appearances: (Please check back for updated information)
Invited Speaker, “Autochthonomies: Gender and Transnationalism in the African Diaspora,” & Editor’s Roundtable. Meridians: A 20th Anniversary Symposium. John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke University. March 4th & 5th, 2020.
Invited Speaker, “Representing Racial Permeability: (Dis)Ability and Racial (Dis)Affiliations.” New College, Caribbean Studies Program, University of Toronto. February 25, 2020.
Invited Speaker, “Écrire c’est traduire (to write is to translate). Écrire Haïti ailleurs.” Haïti: Littérature et Civilisation Colloquium. Organized by Yanick Lahens, Monde Francophones 2018-2019 Chair. Collège de France, Paris, France, June 20, 2019.
Featured Writer, with Monica Del Valle (Translator), Literary Salon, Presentation of Spanish Edition of Loneliness of Angels. 44th Annual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Santa Marta, Colombia, June 3-7, 2019.
Guest Panelist, 4th Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference, Latino/a Literature, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, April 27, 2019.
Guest Panelist, 21st Century/New African and African Diaspora Writings and Arts Series, Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture, NYU, March 25, 2019.
Invited Speaker, “Yard/Lakou Consciousness: Theorizing African Diasporic narratives of travel and mobility”; luncheon talk with faculty & graduate students in Latin American & Caribbean studies on methodology: “African Diasporic Autochthonomies: A Syncretic Methodology for Liberatory Indigeneities”; “Imagining Post-earthquake Haiti” for “Caribbean History” class visit; Dartmouth College, February 15-18, 2017.
* Invited Panel Participant, “Réformes: Conversation entre Femmes des Caraïbes/ Reformation: Women on History, Mystery, and Inspiration” with Mimerose Beaubrun, Gessica Généus and Gisèle Pineau [in French], Miami Book Fair, Nov. 20th, 2016
* Keynote/Campus/Public Address, Anatol Rodgers Memorial Lecture, “Douze: Activism, Storytelling and Caribbean geopolitics in the Aftermath of the Haitian Earthquake,” and class visit, “From Sugar to Revolution: Haiti’s place in the Caribbean, then and now.” University of the Bahamas, Nov. 16-19, 2016
* Invited Speaker, “Autochthonomies: A New Model of Indigeneity for Understanding African Diasporic Subjectivities,” Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom in the Black Atlantic Conference, U. of Pittsburgh, Nov. 5-7, 2015.
* Joint Keynote Speaker, “Diasporic Dis[Af]filiations: Re-reading ‘race’ transnationally,” Ciclo I, 2015-2016, Conferencias Caribeñas, Institute of Caribbean Studies, 2015 West Indian Literature Conference, Sept. 31-Oct. 4, 2015.
* Invited Speaker, Caribbean Writers’ Series, University of Puget Sound, Puget Sound, Washington, February 2014.
* Photography Exhibits: “Ayiti Chérie: Signs of Life (2011-2013)”, January 11-February 15, 2014, Fairfield Community Arts Center, Fairfield, OH; & March 14-April 5, 2014, Oxford Community Arts Center, Oxford, OH
*Roundtable Participant, Remembering Michel-Rolph Trouillot, HSA, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 2013.
*Invited Speaker, Roundtable on Creative Writing and History with Dan Vyleta & Louis-Philippe Dalembert, U-Wisconsin, Milwaukee, April 8, 2013.
*Keynote Speaker, International Diasporas & Race Conference, Wake Forest University, October 25-27, 2012.
*Literary Reading & Book Discussion, From Sugar To Revolution, Pre-Conference Activity, Wake Forest University, Oct. 24, 2012.
*Invited Speaker, Rotary Club, Covington, KY, Oct. 9, 2012.
*Keynote Address, “Voice” Conference, Writer-in-Residence, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, July 11-13, 2012.
*Invited Author & Speaker, St. Martin Book Fair, May 31-June 3, 2012
*Invited Speaker, Lloyd Best Institute Convoy Conversations, Trinidad, May 3, 2012
*Literary Reading & Q&A, Kariwak Village, Tobago, May 1, 2012.
*Invited Author, Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 26-29, 2012.
*Keynote Speaker, “Transnational Hispaniola II,” Rutgers University, April 12-14, 2012.
*Writer-in-Residence, University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, April 5-May 5, 2012.
*Keynote Speaker & Literary Reading, Black Migration Symposium, Vanderbilt & Fisk Universities, Nashville, TN, February 10-11, 2012.
*Invited Speaker, “Narrating the Caribbean: Food for Thought & Food For the Soul” Symposium, University of Kentucky, February 3, 2012.
*Invited Speaker, MLA Division on Francophone Literature & Cultures Panel: “Haiti Studies: Current Debates and New Directions,” MLA Conference, Seattle, January 8, 2012.
* Symposium Speaker & Co-Host, “History’s Hauntings: The Future of Haiti’s Sovereign Sustainability” Symposium, UC, January 13-14, 2012.
* Invited Speaker, “Narrating the Caribbean: Food for Thought & Food For the Soul” Symposium, University of Kentucky, February 3, 2012.
* Keynote Speaker & Literary Reading, Black Migration Symposium, Vanderbilt & Fisk Universities, Nashville, TN, February 10-11, 2012.
* Writer-in-Residence, University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, April 5-May 5, 2012.
* Keynote Speaker, “Transnational Hispaniola II,” Rutgers University, April 12-14, 2012.
* Invited Author, Bocas Literary Festival, Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 26-29, 2012.
* Literary Reading & Q&A, Kariwak Village, Tobago, May 1, 2012
* Invited Speaker, Lloyd Best Institute Convoy Conversations, Trinidad, May 3, 2012
* Invited Speaker, The Isolation of Memory: A Conversation with Achy Obejas & Myriam J. A. Chancy, May 8, 6-8 pm, DePaul University
* Invited Author & Speaker, St. Martin Book Fair, May 31-June 3, 2012.
* Writer-in-Residence, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH, July 11-13, 2012.
RECENT PUBLICATIONS :
* From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic (Academic), Wilfred Laurier U. Press (Waterloo, Canada), 2012; reprint, paperback edition, Spring 2013.
* The Loneliness of Angels (A Novel) Leeds, England: Peepal Tree Press, 2010.
Essays, Fiction, Poetry, Etc.:
*“’Harvesting’ Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Zora Neale Hurston’s Literary (Dis)Articulation of Being,” In Dialogues Across Diasporas. Eds. Marion Rohrleitner et al. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2013.
*“The Horrors of Slavery: Haiti, Vodou and the Myth of the Cursed Nation,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 2012. (w/ 3 original photographs)
*“Walking Sadness: Haitian Returns,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Oct. 2012. (w/ 2 original photographs)
*“What Dreams Are Made Of: Haiti Kanpé,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, Sept. 2012. (w/ 5 original photographs)
*Axes of Independence or, ‘What’s so great about being Haitian, anyway?,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, August 2012.
*“Nou Bouké,” T&T Review Column, Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 2012. (w/ 3 original photographs)
*“A Marshall Plan for a Haiti at Peace: To Continue or End the Legacy of the Revolution.” InHaiti and the Americas. Eds. Calargé, Dalleo et al. University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
*”Hearing Our Mothers: Safeguarding Haitian Women’s Representation & Practices of Survival.” (Abbreviated Essay) In Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake, Eds. Mark Schuller & Pablo Morales. West Hartford: Kumarian Press, January 2012.
* “Under/Water” (Poem) In Pawol Fanm, Special Issue of Meridians (Winter 2012)
* “Floating Islands: Spectatorship and the Body Politic in the Traveling Subjectivities of John Edgar Wideman and Edwidge Danticat.” (Essay) Small Axe 36 (November 2011)
* Interview, Obsidian (Fall 2011)
* “The Aftermath” (Nonfiction Essay) Vandal Literary Journal 2:1 (Fall 2011)
* “Il Suono Dell’Acqua” (Fiction, Translation), Tr. Claudia Gargano. Il Tolomeo (Venice, Italy), Fall 2011.
* “Desecrated Bodies/Phantom Limbs: Post-Traumatic Reconstructions of Corporeality in Haiti/Rwanda.” Atlantic Studies. Vol. 8 No. 1 (March 2011): 109-123.