UPCOMING & RECENT PRESENTATIONS
Presenting-"Diversity Capital: How Cultural Patronage Shapes Corporate Identity," Sociology Department, University of California, Berkeley, March 2019, Berkeley, CA
Presenting-"Diversity Capital: Culture and Racial Signaling in Corporations," Sociology Department, Stanford University, March 2019, Stanford, CA
Presenting-"Philanthropy and Black Culture," CASBS, Stanford University, February 2019, Stanford, CA
Presenting-"Diversity Capital: Corporate Support of Black Culture," Culture, Organizations, and Identities panel. Southern Sociological Society, April 2019, Atlanta, GA
Presenting-"Giving Black: Cultural Consumption and Cultural Steering Among Wealthy African Americans," American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Presenting-"Patrons of Memory: Museum Philanthropy among Black Voluntary Associations," American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2018, Philadelphia, PA
Presenting-"Racism Rehab: Rebranding to Recover from a Racial Image Crisis," Consumers and Consumption Mini-Conference, August 2018, Rutgers University-Camden. Camden, NJ
Remarks & Conversation-“Sociology of Museums,” Excavating the Image: Little Frank and His Carp (2003) by Andrea Fraser, Smith College Museum of Art and Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, March 2018
Presenting-"High Culture, Black Culture: Strategic Assimilation and Cultural Steering in Museum Philanthropy," Culture, Wealth, and Elites session, Class and Culture Mini Conference, Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, February 2018, Baltimore, Maryland
Invited Guest Lecture-African American Museums and their Meanings, MUX 119: Museums in Society, Smith College, 6 October 2017
Panelist-The Globalization of Contemporary Art: Markets, (De-)Coloniality and (De-)Commodification, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, August 2017, Montreal, Canada
Faculty Workshop Participant-"Crafting Management Skills for the Arts," The Business of Teaching, Copenhagen Business School, July 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Faculty Forum Participant-Race in the Marketplace (RIM) Forum, May 2017, Washington, D.C.
Discussant-How to Teach and Learn with the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, 2 May 2017, Smith College, Campus Center 103/104, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Presenting-Philanthropy and Diversity at African American Museums, Fifth Exposure Seminar (The Dark Room Seminar), May 2017, Mount Holyoke College
Invited Guest Speaker, American History as African American History: Visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smith College Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, April 2017, Washington, D.C.
Presenting-E-Commerce and the Fine Art Market, Mini-Conference: Digital Sociology: XII: Digitally Networked Field Studies, February 2017, Philadelphia, PA
Presenting-Is the Market for Contemporary African Art on the Rise?, Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Culture, 17-19 November 2016, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa
Panelist-Professional Development Workshop and Business Meeting: Navigating the Faculty/Post-Doc Job Market as a Cultural Sociologist, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 20 August 2016, Seattle, Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Panelist-Conversation featuring Riché J. Daniel Barnes and her new book Raising the Race: Black Career Women Redefine Marriage, Motherhood, and Community (Rutgers 2016), 29 April 2016, Smith College, Neilson Browsing Room, 4:30 p.m.
Presenting-Intersectionality and the Market for Contemporary Art, Fourth Exposure Seminar (The Dark Room Seminar), 23 April 2016, Mount Holyoke College, Gamble Auditorium, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Presenting-The Rise of Africa in the Contemporary Art Market: Myth or Reality?, The Art Market in a Global Perspective, 28 January 2016, University of Amsterdam
Presenting-Black Artists in the Art Market, Family & Friends Weekend, 25 October 2015, Mount Holyoke College, Hooker Auditorium, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presenting-Prices for Art by Female and Male Artists of African Descent in the Auction Market, Section on Sociology of Culture Paper Session: Art, Money, and Meaning Panel, American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, 24 August 2015, Chicago, IL.
FEATURED PAST PRESENTATIONS
Book Talk-Represent: Art and Identity Among the Black Upper-Middle Class, Center for Multicultural Education, University of Washington, Seattle, 14 May 2010
Presenting-Identity and Consumption, Collecting African American Art: Aesthetics, Methods, and Marketplace, The David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts, 28 October 2006, College Park, MD.