“Slavery, History, and Memory in Brazilian Museums,” Transforming Public History from Charleston to the Atlantic World, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, June 15-17, 2017.
“Rebellious Enslaved Mothers: Infanticide in Nineteenth-Century Southern Brazil,” Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, June 1 –4, 2017.
“Mount Vernon and the Problem of Public Memory of Slavery,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, April 6–9, 2017.
“Difficult Dialogues: Slavery as History, Public History, and Public Memory,” Keynote address, International Conference Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World, University of Montpellier, Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France, December 1-2, 2016.
“Mémoire publique de la traite atlantique des esclaves dans deux ports esclavagistes: les cas de Charleston (États-Unis) et Salvador (Brésil),” International conference La traite des noirs, l’esclavage et les mémoires des ports, Université du Havre and Université de Nantes, Le Havre, France, May 12 and 13, 2016.
“Memory, Race, and Visuality: Representing Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade in the Public Space,” in the lecture series The Framing of Race, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, April 6, 2016 .
“History and Public Memory of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and the Problem of Reparations to Africa,” African Memory and the Crisis of the Present, African Humanities Colloquium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 13-14, 2015.
“Slavery and Abolition in Public Memory,” final roundtable of the 17th Annual Conference Antislavery Republics: The Politics of Abolition in the Spanish Atlantic, Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, Newark, October 30-31, 2015.
“Sites of Disembarkation and the Public Memory of the Atlantic Slave Trade,” International conference The States of Memory of Slavery: International Comparative Perspectives. La mémoire de l’esclavage dans tous ses états. Perspectives internationales comparées, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (France) and University of Ottawa (Canada), Paris, France, October 22-23, 2015.
“Becoming Visible: Latin America and its populations of Africa Descent,” Palaver Series “Africans in the Americas: Latin America in Focus,” Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center and Center for African Studies, Howard University, Washington DC, October 15, 2015.
“Memorializing Slavery in Heritage Sites and Exhibitionary Spaces,” International Workshop “Global Slavery and Exhibitionary Impulse, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, June 11-12, 2015.
“Politics of Memory and Visual Culture of Rebellion,” International Symposium José Antonio Aponte and his World: Writing, Painting and Making Freedom in the African Diaspora. New York University, New York City, May 7–8, 2015.
“Le corps de l’esclave: mémoires et patrimoine blessés,” Conference Éprouver le Brésil: Mémoires, marges et subversions. CELAT, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada, February 25–26, 2015.
“Slavery and Africa in Brazilian Public and Popular Memory,” in the Series Conversations on Slavery, Memory and Culture: the Making of Contemporary Afro-Brazilian Society, Department of African American Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA, November 18, 2014.
“Resistance and Crime: Enslaved Women in the South of Brazil During the Early Nineteenth-Century,” Roundtable Colonial Slave Legislations and Slavery in the Americas, CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center at Harvard and the Black Studies Program at CUNY, New York, NY, October 17, 2014.
Speaker in the roundtable “#QSWG in the Flesh: The Queering Slavery Working Group Roundtable,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History Annual Convention, Memphis, TN, September 24–28, 2014.
“Understanding and Misunderstanding Brazilian Urban Slave Life Through the Images of European Travelogues,” Brazilian Studies Association Congress, King’s College, London, UK, August 20–24, 2014.
“Public Memory and Heritage of Slavery in Brazil and the United States,” National Museum of American History Tuesday Colloquium, Washington, DC, April 15, 2014.
“Contested Memories: Great Emancipators in Brazil and the United States.” Department of History 100th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture Series “Memory and Heritage of Slavery”. Howard University, Washington, DC, April 9, 2014.
“Catholicism as a Social Framework of Memory of Slavery in Brazil.” Sabine MacCormack Distinguished Lecture Series, Department of History and Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, IN, April 3, 2014.
“Invisible Sites of Slave Labor and Public Memory of Slavery in Brazil and the United States.” Department of History 100th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture Series “Memory and Heritage of Slavery”. Howard University, Washington, DC, February 26, 2014.
“Public Memory and Legacies of Slavery from a Global Perspective.” Keynote lecture as part of the film festival “History on Film: Slavery and the African Diaspora from a Global Perspective,” organized by the Department of History, Centre of African Studies, and Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, UK, February 20, 2014.
“From Liverpool to Salvador: Brazil: Slavery in the Museum.” Seminar of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, Department of History, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK, February 19, 2014.
“Heritage Sites of the Slave Trade: Places of Disembarkment in Brazil and the United States.” Department of History 100th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture Series “Memory and Heritage of Slavery”. Howard University, Washington, DC, January 29, 2014.
“Crime and Punishment: Enslaved Women in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,” in the multi-session workshop “Women in Bondage: Local and Transnational Histories,” Panel “Daily Life, Sex, and Violence: Enslaved Women in the Americas,” 128th American Historical Association Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2-5, 2014.
“Images of Enslavement in Africa in the Museum,” Panel “Many Africas: Images, Art, and Material Culture in the Museum,” part 1, 56th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Baltimore, MD, November 21–24, 2013.
“Law and Order: Enslaved and Freed Women’s Responses to Violence in the Deep South of Brazil During the Early Nineteenth Century,” Panel “On Shifting Grounds: Illegal Slave Trade, Rights to Property, and Rights to Freedom in Nineteenth Century Brazil,” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 7-9, 2013.
“Visual Representations of Enslavement in West Africa” panel “Representing African, Afro-American, and Amerindian Bodies in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic,” Latin American Studies Association Congress, Washington, DC, May 29–June 1, 2013.
“Images of Slavery and the Holocaust,” in the multi-session workshop “Representing the Irrepresentable: Narratives and Visual Images of Slavery, Forced Labor, and Genocide,” panel “Representing the Irrepresentable: Visual Images of Genocide and Crime Against Humanity,” 127th American Historical Association Meeting, New Orleans, January 3–6, 2013.
“Memory and Heritage of Slave Labor,” CLACS (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU) Research Colloquium “New Perspectives on Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean,” November 19, 2012, New York University.
“Shadows of the Slave Past: Public Memory and Heritage of Slavery,” Slavery and its Aftermath in the Atlantic World: An International Symposium, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL, October 4-6, 2012.
“A Black Hug, A Black Smile, Brings Happiness”: The Church of Our Lady of Rosary of Black Men as a Site of Memory of Brazilian Slavery,” XI Brazilian Studies Association Congress, Champaign-Urbana, IL, September 6-8, 2012.
“L’exposition virtuelle L’Océan noir de William Wilson,” in the panel “Mémoires de l’esclavage et de la traite des esclaves: leur actualité pour la construction de société citoyenne,” Annual Conference of Canadian Association of African Studies, Quebec City, Canada, May 2-4, 2012.
“Dahomean Rulers and the Luso-Brazilian Slave Trade,” in the Multi-session workshop “Moving Communities and Networks in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade,” 126th American Historical Association Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 5-8, 2012.
“Para além do Brasil: Memória Pública da Escravidão e do Comércio Atlântico de Escravos,” Graduate Programs in Sociology and Graduate Programs in History, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 28, 2011.
“Pierre Fatumbi Verger (1902-96): Recreating Connections Between Bahia and the Bight of Benin,” in the Panel “Discussing and Assessing the Work of Pierre Fatumbi Verger (1902-1996)” 54th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington DC, November 17-20, 2011.
“Global Zumbi: Asserting Black Power in Brazilian Public Space,” in 6th Biennial Conference of the ASWAD (Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora): “African Liberation & Black Power: The Challenges of Diasporic Encounters Across Time, Space, and Imagination,” Pittsburgh, PA, November 3-6, 2011.
“Uses and Misuses of Images of Latin American Slavery” in the panel “Representations of Slavery in Latin America” in 77th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association, the Latin American and Caribbean Section, Baltimore, MD, October 27-30, 2011.
“From Victims to Fighters: Revisiting Slave Resistance in Brazilian Public Memory,” in Black Resistance in an Age of Revolution-A Symposium Commemorating the Bicentennial of the 1811 Slave Uprising in Territorial Louisiana, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, October 13-15, 2011.
“A Past Hidden Beneath the Surface: Slavery and Public Memory in Brazil,” International Conference Africa and People of African Descent: Issues and Actions to (Re)-envision the Future, Howard University, Washington, DC, September 14-16, 2011.
“Transnational Memory of Slave Merchants: Making the Perpetrators Visible in the Public Space,” 125th American Historical Association Meeting, Boston, MA, January 6-9, 2011.