Presentations & Teaching Experience

Conference Presentations


- "Trends Among Younger Contemporary Black Writers: Gen X at the NBWC" presented for the panel "The National Black Writers Conference: Creating a Historical Record in Black Letters," AWP Conference in New York (2008)

- Moderated Panelist for the panel "The Impact of Africa on the Literature of the Americas," Medgar Evers College conference: "The African Presence and Influence on the Cultures of the Americas" (2006)

- Moderated Panelist for the panel "Doctrines Under Siege," Goethe-Institut in New York (2005)

- "Tapping our Strength: Perspectives from a Muslim Feminist" for the panel "Inside and Outside the Creative Writing Classroom After 9-11: Writing about the Unspeakable," AWP Conference in New Orleans (2002)

- "Tapping our Strength: Perspectives from a Muslim Feminist," Stephens College (2002)

- Moderated Panelist for the panel "Step Into a World: The Future of Black Literature," Baltimore Book Fair (2001)

- Moderated Panelist for the panel "Writers Dialogue with Gil Noble," FDCAC Benefit and Awards Reception at Columbia University (2001)

- Moderated Panelist for the panel "Over Generations: Portrayals of African Americans in the Media," Brooklyn Children's Museum (1999)

- "Towards an Africentric Philosophy of Learning" for the panel "Disappointment and Hope: Education in the Urban Black Belt," at "The Science and Art of WEB DuBois: A Conference on Black Reconstruction" in Philadelphia (1997)

Teaching Experience


- Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York): International Novels, Survey of African American Culture (Fall 2005 - Present)

- Adjunct Lecturer, Department of English, Hunter College of the City University of New York: Afro-Caribbean Literature, African American Narratives, Contemporary African Women Writers, Multicultural American Literature, African American Literature, Black Women Writers (Spring 2003 - Present)

- Substitute Instructor, Department of English, Hunter College of the City University of New York: Afro-Caribbean Literature, African American Narratives, Contemporary African Women Writers, and 20th Century Black Women Writers (Fall Semester 2002)

- Adjunct Lecturer, Department of English, Hunter College of the City University of New York: Black Women Writers, Contemporary African Women Writers, Multicultural American Literature, African American Narratives, Expository Prose, African American Literature, Afro-Caribbean Literature, Introduction to Literature (Fall 1996 - Summer 2002)


Reading and Writing Workshops:

- National Black Writers Conference at Medgar Evers College Fiction Talkshop (March 30, 2008)

- National Book Foundation BookUpNYC workshops at University Settlement in New York (Spring 2008)

- Middle School Student Writers Conference: nonfiction workshops (March 24, 2007)

- Adult creative writing workshops at the Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center (1996-1999)

 

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