May 2019: Invited Seminar. Wits University School of Education.
Decolonial interferences in emergent curriculum.
May 2019: Invited workshop. Situated decolonial dialogues with Reggio Emilia ECE inspirations. Friends of Thandolwethu, Samora Machel settlement, Cape Town, South Africa
November 2019: Black Space in Environmental Education for Young Children. American Studies Association annual meeting, November 7-10, 2019, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
December 2019: Invited keynote. 10th Annual New Materialisms Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.
Selected Past Presentations
April 2019: Ethical and political engagements with emergent curriculum in early childhood education. In. Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education SIG Workshop Session. AERA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
April 2019: Envisioning black space in environmental education for young children. In Division G Symposium AERA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON. (with k.m. ross)
April 2019: Texas water stories: Children’s everyday encounters with an Austin creek. In Environmental Education SIG Structured Poster Session. AERA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
April 2019: Towards justice-oriented encounters with human/more-than-human relationalities in critical place inquiry. In Division G Symposium Session. AERA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
April 2019: Unsettling coloniality in early childhood transdisciplinary research practices. In Qualitative Research SIG Structured Poster Session. AERA Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
October 2018: Invited conference keynote panel: Intergenerational Conversations in Environmental Education. North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Research Conference, Spokane, Washington.
October 2018: Panel Paper: Rethinking nature-based early childhood education: Common worlding pedagogies. North American Association for Environmental Education Annual Research Conference (with Narda Nelson)
September 2018: Invited Keynote: Situating Indigenous and Black Childhoods in the Anthropocene. Pedagogies on a Damaged Planet Conference, University of Cape Town, South Africa
June 2018: Panel paper: Listening to water: Situated dialogues between Black, Indigenous, & Latinx feminisms. Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada (co-authored with graduate student: M. Villaneuva)
May 2018: Invited lecture: Decolonizing Early Childhood Discourses. University of Cape Town, School of Education, South Africa.
May 2018: Invited lecture: Thinking with More-Than-Human Place Literacies in Early Childhood Education. University of Western Cape, Directorate of Teaching & Learning, South Africa
April, 2018: Invited paper for Symposium Session titled Surviving the Weather: Floods, Storms, Disease, Wars, Prisons and the Curriculum of Unnatural Disasters. In: Curriculum Studies (Division B) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.
April, 2018: Invited panelist at AAG. Panel titled: Critical Geographies of Education Specialty Group Launch. American Association of Geographers 2018 Conference – Black Geographies theme, New Orleans, LA.
February, 2018: Invited public lecture: Situating early childhood education in the Anthropocene. Center for Women and Gender Studies, UT Austin; 2017-2018 FDP Fellows lecture.
November, 2017: Invited panelist for Equity and Social Justice in STEM Education Colloquium Series. Center for STEM Education, UT Austin.
November, 2017: Invited public lecture for 2017-2018 American Indian and Indigenous Studies Pro-Seminar and Speaker Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
November, 2017: Invited panelist for a public event in recognition of University of Toronto's Indigenous Education Week. Panel on Indigenous & Black relationships on Turtle Island titled: Getting elsewhere: Shared futures on selfsame land. University of Toronto, OISE, Toronto, ON, Canada
October, 2017: Troubling racial neoliberalism in Canadian ECE immigration discourses. Invited panelist for plenary on Canadian immigration and ECE, Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada
October, 2017: Decolonial orientations to writing place. Invited workshop for Exploring Climate Change with Young Children Symposium, Western University, School of Education, London, ON, Canada
June, 2017: Refiguring presences: An anti-colonial orientation to place based education. Paper presented at: UNESCO/COST Conference: The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture, Maison de l’UNESCO, Paris, France.
May, 2017: Reconfiguring quality in early childhood education. Invited webinar, University of Cape Town, School of Education, Cape Town, South Africa.
April, 2017 (w/ Cedillo, S.): Critical perspectives on "place" in early childhood curriculum: Thinking with Indigenous onto-epistemologies and Black feminist geographies. In Curriculum Studies Division B Symposium (Session Organizer). Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio.
April, 2017: Changing climate change education: Situating Black & Indigenous childhoods in the Anthropocene In: Curriculum Studies (Division B) Invited Symposium Session titled Action in the Era of Global Warming: Changing Climate Change Education. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, San Antonio.
November, 2016 (w/Rotas, N., & Nelson, N.): Thinking with a relational micropolitics of attunement. Research methodology workshop facilitated at the Summer Research Institute of the Antipodes, Western Sydney University, Center for Educational Research, Sydney, Australia.
September, 2016: Decolonizing place-based pedagogies in early childhood education. Invited workshop presentation at Indigenous + Decolonizing Studies in Education Symposium, University of Toronto, OISE, Department of Social Justice Education, Toronto, ON.
April, 2016: Decolonizing ‘place’ in early childhood education. Invited presentation at Decolonizing Knowledge with Indigenous Communities and Young Children Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Austin, TX.
April, 2016: Unsettling anthropogenic absent presences in early childhood education: everyday stories of witnessing damaged landscapes. In. Critical Perspectives on Early Childhood Education SIG Symposium Session (Session Organizer). Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
April, 2016: Stories for living on a damaged planet: common world bee-child pedagogies. In. Environmental Education SIG Demonstration Session. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
April, 20016: Child-mountain geologic entanglements as refusals of settler colonial erasures in curriculum-making. In. Curriculum Studies (Division B) Symposium Session. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
November, 2015: Geotheorizing children’s settler colonial inheritances. Paper presented at Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education (RECE) Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
June, 2015: Geologic entanglements of childhood. Paper presented at Association for the Study of Literature & Environment (ASLE) Conference, Moscow, ID.
May, 2015: Resisting settler colonial relations in Canadian early childhood education: interruptive mountain forest pedagogies. Paper presented at Critical Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) Conference, Toronto, ON.