schedule

 

Keynote

“Piracy, Politics, and the Penning of the Constitution: Piracy’s Connections and Intersection with the Development of Law in the United States,” September 17, 2008, Constitution Day Celebration, California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania

Guest Lectures

“Hip-Hop Scholarship: Tupac as Case Study,” SPCH 2050: Media, Culture and Society (Instructor Mina Ivanova), October 12, 2012, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

“Feminism and Hip-Hop,” LAW 794: Seminar: Hip Hop and the American Constitution (Prof. andre douglas pond cummings), March 21, 2012, College of Law, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

“Hip-Hop and the Hip-Hop Industry,” SPCH 2050: Media, Culture and Society (Instructor Mina Ivanova), March 7, 2012, Department of Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

“The Politics and Poetics of Hip-Hop,” LAW 794: Seminar: Hip Hop and the American Constitution (Prof. andre douglas pond cummings), February 8, 2012, College of Law, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

“Rhetorical Theory’s Impact on Legal Theory,” LAW 3694: Legal Discourse and Rhetorical Theory (Prof. Kirsten Davis), January 24, 2012, College of Law, Stetson University, Gulfport, Florida

“Railroad Law and Policy,” CE 350: Transportation Engineering (Dr. S. Immanuel Selvaraj, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering), February 4, 2011, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana

 

Faculty Colloquium/Presentations

Colloquium on Law and Rhetoric, March 9, 2013, College of Law, Stetson University, Gulfport, Florida (With Kirsten Davis, Jeff Todd, Clark Rountree, Jay Mootz, Katie Rose Guest Pyral, Jack Sammons, Julie Oseid, Jenny Andrus, Colin Starger, Gregory Pingree, and Kristen Tiscione)

Panelist/Presenter

“A Rhetoric of Prisons and Profits: The Debate Surrounding Arizona’s SB1070,” Argumentation and Forensics Division, 99th Annual National Communication Association Convention, November 21-24, 2013, National Communication Association, Washington, DC

“The Whole Story: Bringing Facts Back to Legal Research Through the Saga of Attorney General Marc Dann,” Communication and Law Division, 99th National Communication Association Convention, November 21-24, 2013, National Communication Association, Washington, DC

“Deconstructing the Zong Massacre: Reading the Rhetoric, Writing, and History of the Black Atlantic,” Southeastern Regional Legal Writing Conference, April 26-27, 2013, Savannah Law School, Savannah Law School, Savannah, Georgia

“Clarence Thomas‘s Burkean Identification Strategy in Grutter v. Bollinger,” Kenneth Burke Society Interest Group, Annual Southern States Communication Association Convention, April 10-14, 2013, Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, Kentucky (With Sam Gist and Kyle McNease) *Top Paper Panel*

Justified: Television’s Subtle Unmasking of the Myth of the South,” Panel: Cads, Musicals, Nerds, and the South all on One Panel: Television and its Impact on its Audience, 83rd Annual Southern States Communication Association Convention, April 10-14, 2013, Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, Kentucky (With Dr. Lynne M. Webb. Michelle E. Garland, and Nadine Strauss)

“Projecting the Terror Machine: Psychoanalysis and the War on Terror,” Philosophy and Ethics of Communication interest Group, 83rd Annual Southern States Communication Association Convention, April 10-14, 2013, Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, Kentucky (Dr. D. Gray Matthews, Dr. Adrienne Viramontes, and Stephen Rahko)

“Spirit Injury and Feminism: Expanding the Discussion,” 82nd Annual Georgia Communication Association Convention, February 22-23, 2013, Georgia Communication Association, Dalton State College, Dalton, Georgia

“The Mask of Law: Montoya’s Mask and the Un/Masking of Legal Discourse,” Panel: Hip-Hop’s Pedagogical Imperative: What Hip-Hop Teaches Us About Teaching the Law, Hip Hop Literacies: Pedagogies for Social Change, February 15-16, 2013, Ohio State University College of Education & Human Ecology, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (With andré douglas pond cummings)

“Monstrous Others, Ghostly Terrorists, and the Haunting of National Security Law,” Panel: Postmodern Villainy: Terrorism, Mass Murder, and the Contemporary Image of Evil, New Voices 2013: Monsters, Villains & Aberrations: A Conference of Dark Proportions, January 17-19, 2013, Georgia state University Graduate English Association, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (With Mikaela Malsin, Levin Arnsperger, and Brittany Leach)

“Ontologies of Death: Being towards death in Tupac’s oeuvre and the criminal justice system,” Panel: Better Dayz: Tupac’s Critical Call for a Better Legal System, Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education and Expanding the Archival Imagination, September 28-29, 2012, Clark Atlanta University Robert W. Woodruff Library Archives Research Center, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia (With andré douglas pond cummings and Todd Clark)

“Marx and Museums,” 14th Annual Marxist Reading Group Conference: Toward a Democracy with Rights, March 14-17, 2012, University of Florida Marxist Reading Group, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (With Patrick McGowan)

“What if we used counterfactuals across the curriculum?” Graduate Teaching Assistant Pedagogy Conference, March 9, 2012, Georgia State University Center for Instructional Innovation, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia (With C. Peeper McDonald)

“Blackness at the Law: Considering the Evolution of Blackness and Developing an Aesthetic Approach to Breaking the Binary,” Works in Progress, Lat Crit XVI, October 6-9, 2011, Latina & Latino Critical Legal Theory, San Diego, California (Reader, Cecil J. Hunt, II)

“The Radical Pedagogical Rhetoric of Hip-Hop,” Panel: Hip Hop Legal Theory Panel: Hip Hop Nation in the Law School Classroom, Roots and Reality II: Hip Hop, Law, and Social Justice Organizing, April 13, 2011, AU Washington College of Law Black Law Students Association and Sports & Entertainment Law Society, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia (With Camille Nelson and Donald F. Tibbs)

“Collaboration and the Entrepreneurial Ethic in Hip-Hop,” Panel: From The Corner to the Corner Office: Hip Hop’s Impact on Corporate Culture and Law, The Evolution of Street Knowledge: Hip Hop’s Influence on Law and Culture, February 12-13, 2009, WVU College of Law Sports & Entertainment Law Society, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, West Virginia (With Carla Pratt and Kamille Wolff)

“From Polis to Pollywog: Piracy, the Floating Polis and Rejection,” Panel: Issues in Political Theory: Tyranny, War and Pirates, The Politics of Change, November 13-15, 2008, Georgia Political Science Association, Savannah, Georgia (With Behrooz Kalantari, Alex Robb, and Roy Lechtreck)

“Pirate Codes and Constitutional History,” Panel: The Enlightenment’s Scalawags, Deists, and Witches, 47th Annual Meeting, February 28-March 1, 2008, Florida Conference of Historians, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville Beach, Florida (With Daniel R. Vogel, Shawne Keevan, and Roy Lechtreck)

“Wyclef Jean: Hip-Hop, Rhetoric, and Identity Politics,” African and African American Popular Culture Conference, October 5-6, 2007, Plymouth State University  Department of Communication and Media Studies, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire

“Conversations with the Law: Irony, Hyperbole, and Identity Politics,” Panel: Identity, Recognition, and Democracy, Annual Conference: Aliens and Nations: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Global Politics in the 21st Century, April 19-21, 2007, Association of Legal and Social Philosophy, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom (With Cillian McBride and Andrej Keba)

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