2021, June (forthcoming). Invited talk for Post Philosophies and the Doing of Inquiry Webinar Series, University of Western Cape & University of Missouri (with Dr. Eve Tuck)
2021, April. (forthcoming). Thinking with Black futurity in early childhood studies. Keynote: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Uncertain Futures Virtual Symposium. Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice, Western University
2021, April (forthcoming). Invited panelist. Black feminist futures and young children. University of Texas at Austin, Center for Women's and Gender Studies. Feminist Futures, Feminist Past Virtual Symposium.
2021, April (forthcoming) Invited talk: OISE Comparative, International and Development Education Centre seminar series.
2021, April (forthcoming). Researching pedagogical climate activisms with young people in colonial places and spaces. Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) Research Symposium.
2021, April (forthcoming). Teachers' protection of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color students in K–8 STEAM classrooms. Division K Session, AERA Virtual Annual Meeting. (with Dr. Tia Madkins)
2021, March. Participant: OISE conversation series for Black, Black-Indigenous and Indigenous students
2021, March. Invited panelist. Childhood's refusals. Reimagining childhood studies webinar series. Social Research Institute, University College London.
2021, February. panelist. OISE's Black faculty in conversation with our communities about our collective futures in COVID times.
December 2020: Invited panelist: UT Austin Planet Texas 2050 Research Showcase.
November 2020: Invited panelist: Eco-Racism in Environmental Education: The Black Canadian Experience. TDSB EcoSchools Webinar.
November 2020: Invited panelist: Advancing Coherent and Equitable Systems of Science Education (ACESSE) Virtual Conference. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded conference for U.S. state science supervisors.
October 2020: Addressing Anti-Black Racism in Early Childhood Education. Invited panelist for 2 webinar series (Oct. 15 & 29) organized by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO) and Community of Black Early Childhood Educators.
October 2020: Pedagogies Inspiring Change. Invited keynote panelist: 17th Annual North American Association for Environmental Education Research Symposium (Online Conference).
August 2020: Critical theory, broadening participation, and westernized colonial science. Invited keynote panelist: Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed-Methodologies (ICQCM) Inaugural Virtual Symposium: Critical Methodologies for a Critical Moment.
June 2020: Unsettling coloniality in environmental education: Stories for learning (with)in damaged places. Invited keynote: 9th International Conference on Child and Teen Consumption, Camden, New Jersey. (Conference canceled)
June 2020: Refiguring absences in Canadian environmental education. paper presented at: The Futures of Black Studies in Canada, 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, London, ON (Conference canceled)
June 2020: Re-storying water with young children: Towards an ethos of radical relationality. Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Conference, London, ON [cancelled]
April 2020: Decolonizing water pedagogies: Learning with Indigenous presencing and relationality. In Division G Vice Presidential Session, AERA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA [cancelled]
April 2020: Discussant for: Sites Unseen: Reimagining Literacy Sites for Just and Equitable Futures. SIG-Writing and Literacies Symposium Session. AERA Annual Meeting, [cancelled]
March 2020: Texas water stories: Unsettling coloniality with more-than-human pedagogies. Comparative & International Education Society annual conference. [cancelled]
February 2020: School gardeners’ southwest desert almanac conference. Invited facilitator for an NSF-funded conference for science teachers. Phoenix/Tucson, Arizona. Conference summary video: https://stemforall2020.videohall.com/presentations/1710
January 2020: Responding to ecological challenges with/in contemporary childhoods Invited discussant for panel: Science fiction, childhood, and the future of environmentalism: Disrupting narratives of innocence. Western University, London, Ontario.
December 2019: Keynote. 10th Annual New Materialisms Conference, Cape Town, South Africa
November 2019: Invited panelist. Making the Margins Visible and Accessible. Republic of Childhood Forum. Ottawa, Ontario
November 2019: Black Space in Environmental Education for Young Children. American Studies Association annual meeting, Honolulu, Hawai'i
May 2019: Invited Seminar. Wits University School of Education. Decolonial interferences in emergent curriculum. Johannesburg, South Africa
May 2019: Invited workshop. Situated decolonial dialogues with Reggio Emilia ECE inspirations. Friends of Thandolwethu, Samora Machel settlement, Cape Town, South Africa
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.
(w/ 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, Spokane, Washington (w/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 (w/ M. Villaneuva)
May 2018: Invited lecture: Decolonizing Early Childhood Discourses. University of Cape Town, School of Education, Cape Town, 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, Cape Town, 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, New York, NY.
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.
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.
October, 2017: Decolonial orientations to writing place. Invited workshop for Exploring Climate Change with Young Children Symposium, Western University, School of Education, London, ON.
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: 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, TX.(w/ S. Cedillo)
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, TX.
November, 2016: 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. (w/N. Rotas, N. & N. Nelson)
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.