Keynote. “Global South Solidarities: Then and Now.” Global South Linkages: Exploring Linkages, Building Solidarity. Global South Hub. George Mason University. May 6, 2022.
“South-South Dialogues: Racial Capitalism, Political Community, the 1927 Brussels Congress.” University of Notre Dame. February 22, 2022.
“South-South Solidarities: Racial Capitalism and Political Community.” Partisan Cultures: Weapons of Mass Creation. Kunsthalle Vienna. October 1, 2021.
“Solidarity and Allyship, Then and Now.” Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. June 24, 2021.
“Racial Capitalism and Political Community from the Americas to the Globe.” Residency in Masters in Global Cultures program, University of Bologna. May 4-7, 2021.
“Racial Capitalism and Solidarity Movements from the Americas to the Globe.” UCLA International Institute. #BlackLivesMatter Global Perspectives. November 2020.
“From the Tricontinental to the Global South. Anne Garland Mahler in Conversation with Robert J.C. Young and Smaran Dayal.” New York University Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium. October 2020.
“Tricontinentalism in Perspective.” Notes on Solidarity: Tricontinentalism in Print. Exhibit at CUNY James Gallery curated by Debra Lennard. New York, NY. October 2019.
“Race, Capitalism, and Tricontinental Solidarity.” Global Theories of Critique series. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. April 2019.
“Race and Empire from the Tricontinental to the Global South.” Center for Historical Research. Ohio State University. March 2019.
“Global Revolution from Harlem to Havana.” Axis of Solidarity Conference. Tate Modern. London, UK. February 2019.
“South-South Solidarities: Promises, Contradictions, Then and Now.” Novel Studies Association and Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke University. February 2019.
“Racial Capitalism and Political Community: South to South, Then and Now.” Department of Cultural Studies and English. Claremont Graduate University. November 2018.
Opening lecture for Tricontinental ’66 and Other Acts of Liberation. Exhibit organized by HotHouse, Rebuild Foundation, Chicago Filmmakers, and OSPAAAL. Chicago, Illinois. October 2018.
“Reframing Cold War Knowledge Production: Area Studies and the (New) Global South.” Envisioning 21st Century Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies. Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures. University of Virginia. April 2018.
Roundtable on Mahler’s From the Tricontinental to the Global South. Thinking the Global South symposium. Department of Comparative Literature. Penn State University. March 2018.
“South-South Organizing and Racial Policing in the Jim Crow Americas.” Thinking the Global South symposium. Department of Comparative Literature. Penn State University. March 2018.
“Hispanism and the Global South.” Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Emory University (via Skype). December 2017.
“A Caribbean (Black) Workers’ Movement: Communist Internationalism, Sandalio Junco, and the Caribbean Bureau.” Global Studies and Critical Theory Summer School. Bologna, Italy. June 2017.
“La solidaridad sur-sur: Activismo negro, indígena, y latinx desde el movimiento por los derechos civiles a Black Lives Matter.” University of Virginia Center for the Liberal Arts. May 2017.
“The (New) Global South in the Age of Global Capitalism: A Return to the Tricontinental.” The Global South: A Colloquium. University of Virginia IHGC. November 2016.
“Whose Tricontinentalism? The Caribbean Black International, Cuba, and the Making of Global Revolution.” The Transnational Revolution: Tricontinentalism at Fifty Conference. Department of History. University of Texas, Austin. April 2016.
“Beyond the Color Curtain: Cold War Networks and the Global South Imaginary.” Department of Comparative Literature. Penn State University. February 2016.
“The Color of Resistance: Race and Empire from the Tricontinental to the Global South.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. March 2015.
“From Rap to Revolution: Afro-Puerto Rican Writing in 1960s Harlem.” University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Institute for Latin American and Latino Studies. October 2014.
“The Tricontinental and the Modernist Lens: Race, the International Left, and Castrismo.” The Global Modernisms Symposium. Ithaca College. April 2014.
“The Global South in the Belly of the Beast: Viewing African American Civil Rights through a Tricontinental Lens.” The Postcolonial and Minority Discourses Symposium. Emory University. March 2014.
“African American Civil Rights and the Cuban Revolution: A Retrospective on the Global South Imaginary.” Civil Rights, Economics, and Global Studies: An Africana Studies Panel Discussion. University of Arizona. February 2014.
“Inter-American Radicalisms: Cuban, African-American, and Nuyorican Solidarity in a Tricontinental Context.” The Center for Latin American Studies Faculty Blitz. University of Arizona. September 2013.
“Racial Capitalism and Solidarity Movements from the Americas to the Globe.” Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora. Williamsburg, VA. November 2019.
“Plurality, Mutuality, and the Gray Zones: Searching for a Visual Language of Liberation.” Art and Confrontation in the Americas Symposium. University of Virginia. September 2019.
“South-South Solidarities: Racial Capitalism and Political Community from the Americas to the Globe.” Global South Studies Symposium. University of Virginia. March 2019.
“La solidaridad sur-sur después de la marea rosada: Promesas y contradicciones de la novísima izquierda.” Latin American Studies Association Convention. Barcelona, Spain. May 2018.
“Sandalio Junco and the ‘Negro Question’ in Latin America.” The Red and the Black Conference. Institute for Black Atlantic Research. Preston, UK. October 2017.
Speaker. “Reimagining Doctoral Education in Spanish.” MLA Convention. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.
“Archipelagic Disaffections: The Comintern’s Caribbean Bureau and the Sugar Cane Novel at the Limits of a World Relation.” Society for Novel Studies Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. May 2016.
“The (New) Global South in the Age of Global Capitalism: A Return to the Tricontinental.” Latin American Studies Association Convention. San Juan, Puerto Rico. May 2015.
“A Double-Edged Discourse: Cuban Internationalism and the Black Freedom Struggle.” Cuban Research Institute’s Tenth Conference on Cuban and Cuban-American Studies. Miami, FL. February 2015.
“Cyberactivism and the Global South: Networks of Inclusion and Exclusion in Digital Resistance Movements.” MLA Convention. Vancouver, Canada. January 2015.
“‘Negros y policías norteamericanos’ in a Tricontinental Spotlight: Cuban Racial Discourse and the Global South Imaginary.” Southwestern Council of Latin American Studies. San Diego, CA. March 2014.
“At the Heart of the Elephant: Race, Rhetoric, and Reality in the ‘Latin-African Nation.’” The Fourth International Conference of Afro-Hispanic Studies. Cartagena, Colombia. March 2014.
“A Tricontinental Critique: Racial Politics of the Cuban Revolution in Nicolás Guillén-Landrián’s Coffea arábiga.” Caribbean Philosophical Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 2013.
“‘Negros y policías norteamericanos’ in a Tricontinental Spotlight: A Retrospective on the Global South Imaginary.” Radical Caribbeans Conference. Roger Thayer Stone Center for Latin American Studies at Tulane University. New Orleans, LA. October 2013.
“The Linguistic Politics of Piri Thomas: African American Vernacular English and Racial Discourse in Down These Mean Streets.” MLA Convention. Boston, MA. January 2013.
“Todos los negros y todos los blancos…tomamos café: Race and the Cuban Revolution in Nicolás Guillén-Landrián’s Coffea arábiga.” Midwest Modern Languages Association Convention. Cincinnati, OH. November 2012.
“Harvesting the Past: Theorizing Writing in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting. Providence, RI. April 2012.
“In the Belly of the Beast: Tricontinental Visions of the US Civil Rights Movement.” MLA Convention. Seattle, WA. January 2012.
“African Americans in the Global Cold War: Configuring the US Postcolonial Subject in Santiago Álvarez’s Now.” ACLA Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. March 2011.
“U.S. Racial Violence Viewed Through a Tricontinental Lens: The African American Postcolonial Subject in Santiago Álvarez’s Now.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. April 2011.
“Una lectura del ‘artista de demolición’: encierro y escape en Un arte de hacer ruinas de Antonio José Ponte.” Caribbean Studies Association Conference. Willemstad, Curaçao. May 2011.