CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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Paper: “Heidegger, Ontological Blackness, and the Hermeneutics of Identity”

2014 Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VII

Fort Worth, TX

October 22-24, 2014

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Paper: “Making the Metaphysical into the Ontological: How the Metaphysical Poets Use Hermeneutics to Express Ontologies of Language.”

22nd Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Conference

Phoenix, AZ

February 4-6, 2016

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Paper: “Three Hitchcockian Blondes and Heidegger’s Aletheia: Philosophizing Unconcealment in North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Marnie”

37th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference

Albuquerque, NM

February 10-13, 2016

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Paper: “Rhizomes, Plateaus, and the Heideggerian Dasein”

Encountering the Unexpected: Glitches, (Dis)placements, and Marginalia: Syracuse University Department of Religion Graduate Student Conference

Syracuse, NY

March 25-26, 2016

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Paper: “‘It is most lamentable to behold’: Performing Platonic Epistemology, the Death of Falstaff, and the Maturation of Prince Hal in three Henry Plays”

Blackfriars X Southwest Conference

Austin, TX

April 8-10, 2016

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Paper: “Derrida, ‘Freeplay,’ and Structure: The Roles of Metaphysics and Ontology in the Heideggerian Project of Deconstruction”

UNT GSEA Critical Voices Conference

University of North Texas

Denton, TX

April 9, 2016

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Paper: “Derrida, Reontologizing Race, and a Call for Deontology”

2016 Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference VIII

Kent State University

Kent, OH

September 21-23, 2016

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Paper: “‘Modes of Being’ in the Worlds of A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The 40th Annual Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

Wright State University

Dayton, OH

October 20-22, 2016

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Paper: “The Cruel Hand and the Perennial Crisis of the Black Intellectual in the Post-Obama Age”

Philosophy Born of Struggle XXIII

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

November 3-5, 2016

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Paper: “Donald Davidson’s Epistemology Externalized, Heidegger’s Aletheia, and the Existence of Natural Language”

Is There Such a Thing as a Language?: 30 Years after “A Nice Derangement”

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

November 18-19, 2016

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Paper: “Late Medieval Philosophy and the Epistemological Situation in John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion”

23rd Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) Conference

Phoenix, AZ

February 9-11, 2017

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Paper: “Reontologizing the Concept of Race: Saldanha and Philosophizing the Epistemological Problem against Cultural Identity and Ideological Textualization”

38th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) Conference

Albuquerque, NM

February 15-18, 2017

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Paper: “Two Posthumanisms: A Difference in ‘What It Means to be Human’ in the Posthumanist Forms of Bruno Latour and Rosi Braidotti”

2017 Rice Symposium: “Redrawing Forms: Energy, Media, Science, and Life”

Rice University

Houston, TX

February 17-18, 2017

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Paper: “Deontologizing Animality’s Ethical Standing: Using Heidegger’s Enframing to Think the Posthumanist Thought of Cary Wolfe’s Biopolitical Frame”

The First Annual Post-Human Network Graduate Student Conference: “Experiencing the Post-Human”

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

March 24-25, 2017

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Paper: “(Post)humanizing Heidegger: Reading the ‘Letter on Humanism’ as a Proto-Posthumanist Text”

The 12th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle

Arizona State University, West Campus

Phoenix, AZ

March 30-April 1, 2017

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Paper: “Subalternity, the Speaking of the Subaltern, and the Opening for Decoloniality: Critiquing the Rationality of Spivak’s Post-Coloniality in Light of Mignolo’s Approach to De-Linking”

The 17th Annual Africa Conference

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

March 31- April 2, 2017

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Paper: “State of the Existentially-Exceptional: Agamben’s Biopolitics and Heidegger’s Ek-sistence”

What is Life? Conference-Experience

University of Oregon

Portland, OR

April 6-8, 2017

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Paper: “Animality and Nakedness as a Sixth Cartesian Meditation: Bracketing Husserl’s Phenomenology in Jacques Derrida’s The Animal That Therefore I Am”

5th Annual EGSA Conference: “Negotiating Space and Place in Troubled Times” 

University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, TX

April 7, 2017

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Paper: “Demythologizing Othello’s Jealousy: Shakespeare’s Notion of Blackness and the Moorish Myth”

Exploring the Renaissance 2017: An International Conference

South-Central Renaissance Conference

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

April 20-22, 2017

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Paper: “The Materialities of Ideology: Reading Althusser’s Ideological State Apparatus as the Intersectionality of Culture, Identity, and Memory”

2017 UNT Critical Voices Conference

University of North Texas

Denton, TX

April 21-23, 2017

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Paper: “The Metaphysics of Othello: Issues of Being and Appearance of ‘Black’ Skin in Shakespeare’s Early Modern Venice”

2018 SCMLA

San Antonio, TX

October 11-14, 2018

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Paper: “Teaching Shakespeare's Philosophy of Race as Metaphysics and Posthumanism: Othello and Shylock in the Early-Modern British Imagination”

REP IX 2018 

Austin, TX

October 23-25, 2018 

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Paper: “William Blake's Philosophy of Aesthetics”

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Magnolia Hotel

Dallas, TX

February 21-23, 2019 

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Paper: “De-Colonizing the Public Black Intellectual”

Fugitive Futures

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

February 28 - March 2, 2019 

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Paper: “James Cone's The Cross and the Lynching Tree

American Academy of Religion (AAR): Southwest Region

Irving, TX

March 8-10, 2019 

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Paper: “The Bull in the China Shop: How Hitchcock and Welles Use the Blonde Femme Fatale as the Symptom of Man”

The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

November 9-10, 2018