2023, November. Invited talk: Black ecologies in STEM education. Teaching and Learning Dept. STEM Education Seminar Series, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.
2023, October. Invited keynote. Bringing environmental justice into the classroom: pedagogical commitments, orientations, and possibilities. Seneca Polytechnic Teaching and Learning Day.
2023, September. Invited workshop: Centering Black Ecologies in Early Childhood Education. City of Toronto Children's Services.
2023, August. Invited keynote: 26th Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children's Literature (IRSCL). Congress theme: Ecologies of Childhood. Santa Barbara, CA.
2023, June. Invited talk: Sustainability Education Collective Conference and Workshop Series. College of Education and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
2023, June. Invited talk: Advanced Methods Institute: Advancing Qualitative Research toward Innovation, Equity, & Justice. Organized by The Ohio State University College of Education & Human Ecology’s QualLab.
2023, June. Invited talk: Questioning Histories and Practices in/of (Early) Childhood Invited Speaker Series. Cal State University Los Angeles, College of Education.
2023, May. Invited talk. Symposium on Climate Justice & Cities. School of Cities, University of Toronto.
2023, May. Invited talk: Educational ethics: A field-launching conference. Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Boston.
2023, May. Invited participant: Education and equity in a changing climate. Hosted by The Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.
2023, April. Invited participant: The Clearing: A Convening on Black Education Studies. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
2023, April. Invited panelist: AERA Presidential Session: Si El Norte Fuera el Sur / If The North Was the South: Examining Other(ed) Truths and Connections Across the Globe. Chicago, Illinois.
2023, April. Invited panelist: AERA Division K Vice Presidential Session: Global Insights, Local Solutions: The Pursuit of Justice in Teaching and Teacher Education. Chicago, Illinois.
2023, March. Invited talk: Participatory Climate Justice Education with Young Children in a Rural eSwatini Community. Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia.
2023, February. Invited talk: Decolonizing place in early childhood studies. Organized by: Migration, Identity, and Translation Network, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
2023, January. Invited talk: Emergent Scholars in Education Lecture Series. cohosted by York University’s Disrupting Early Childhood Series and Western’s University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum.
2023, January. Invited talk: Research Collaborations on the Geographies of Climate Justice Education. OISE's Sustainability & Climate Action Network. OISE, University of Toronto.
2023. January. Invited talk: Designing for Climate Justice Education in a Canadian City: Learning with Black Ecologies. Invited presentation for: University of Toronto, School of Cities.
2022, November. Cultivating anticolonial place relations. Invited keynote for XI International Colloquium of Philosophy and Education. Center of Philosophies and Childhoods, State University of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2022, October. Education and ecological precarity: Pedagogical, curricular, and conceptual provocations. Invited talk for Curriculum Studies & Ecological Justice 101 Series, Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum, Western University (virtual).
2022, September. Invited panel participant: Racial equity and early childhood education. Hosted by the Erikson Institute and The Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.
2022, July. Invited. Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education Program anti-Blackness Reading Group, University of Oregon. (virtual)
2022, June. Centering Black life in Canadian early childhood education. Invited presentation for: Black Liberation and Sustainability Pedagogy Panel. University of Toronto’s School of the Environment. (virtual)
2022, May. Invited keynote panelist for The British Columbia Early Childhood Pedagogy Network session on: Early childhood: Encountering worlds. Early Childhood Educators of British Columbia, Canada (ECEBC) Annual Conference. (virtual)
2022, May. Invited keynote: 10th International Child and Teen Consumption Conference. Hosted by Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain. [virtual participation in place-based conference]
2022, May. Discussant for panel. Black Canadian Studies Association Conference at Congress 2022. Panel titled: Navigating anti-Black racism in educational systems.
2022, May. Discussant for presentation by Anna Jane McIntyre. Black Canadian Studies Association Conference at Congress 2022. Talk titled: Black art and cultural productions: Exploring Afropresentism.
2022, April. Decolonizing environmental education. Invited faculty presenter for: CTL Dept. Research Happening. OISE, CTL.
2022, April. Strategies for dismantling epistemicide: Centering BIPOC epistemologies in higher education research. Invited panelist for Division J Fireside Chat for AERA 2022. San Diego, United States.
2022, April (with *Pablo Montes). Decolonizing climate change education: Learning with Indigenous presencing and relationality. Invited talk for AERA 2022 Presidential Session: Interdisciplinary and Critical Conceptualizations of Climate Change Education and Research. San Diego, United States.
2022, April. Disrupting anti-Blackness in early childhood education: Thinking with refusal. Invited talk for AERA 2022 Presidential Session: Reimagining Methodological Approaches for Disrupting anti-Blackness in STEM Education. San Diego, United States.
2022, April. Black feminisms in early childhood research. Black/African Feminisms Conference, OISE, University of Toronto.
2022, April. Equity in PreK-12 STEM Education: Public Information-Gathering Session. Invited panelist for The Board on Science Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Washington DC, United States.
2022, March. Black feminisms and intersectionality. Invited talk for Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies (ICQCM) Summit. Baltimore, United States. Convening funded by the National Science Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation, and Spencer Foundation.
2022, March. Invited panelist on Critical Perspectives and Methodologies. Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies (ICQCM) Summit. Baltimore, United States.
2022, February. Invited panelist: Childism and Feminism. Transnational Childism Colloquium series. The Childism Institute, Rutgers University Camden, USA. Virtual.
2022, February. Invited talk: Pedagogical Commitments for Climate Justice Education. Inaugural webinar for The Climate Teacher Education Collaborative, University of Washington. with P. Montes.
2022, February. Invited plenary speaker: AfroFutures in STEMM. The Canadian Black Scientists Network National Conference. Virtual.
2022, January 27. Invited keynote panelist: What Matters Now in Early Childhood Studies: Dialogues of Pasts, Presents and Futures. Hosted jointly by Childhood Studies programs at Capilano University, Brock University, Ryerson University, as well as by ECEBC and the Canadian Association of Young Children (virtual)
2021, November. Enacting anti-colonial water pedagogies. Australian Association for Research in Education Conference
2021, November. invited panelist. PlayWork International Conference. Online conference, hosted by PARS Playwork, Norfolk, UK.
2021, November. Invited panelist. Ecologies in-the-making: Works in-progress attending to human-environment relations. Edith Cowan University, Australia.
2021, November. Situating discussions on climate change through relational place stories: a look at environmental early childhood education. Invited talk for the Minden Symposium, School of the Environment, University of Toronto.
2021, October. keynote: Place, Pedagogy and Otherwise Futures in ECE for: Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia
2021, October. panelist: Becoming with water. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science .
2021, September. keynote: International Conference on Teaching and Differences in Early Childhood Education. University of Campinas, Brazil.
2021, July. World Education Research Association (WERA) Virtual Focal Meeting. (with Dr. Tia Madkins)
2021, June. Invited talk for: Post philosophies and the doing of inquiry webinar series. Hosted by: University of Western Cape & University of Missouri. (with Dr. Eve Tuck)
2021, June. Anti-colonial place pedagogies for anthropogenic times. keynote: National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Sandra K Abell Institute. Humboldt State University.
2021, April. Thinking with Black futurity in early childhood studies. keynote: Curriculum and Pedagogy for Uncertain Futures Symposium. Western University.
2020, December, Invited panelist. Confronting anti-Black Racism in early childhood education. City of Toronto Children’s Services professional development webinar.
2020, December, Invited panelist: Texas Water Stories. UT Austin Planet Texas 2050 Research Showcase. Zoom webinar.
2020, November, Invited panelist: Eco-Racism in Environmental Education: The Black Canadian Experience. TDSB EcoSchools Webinar.
2020, November. Invited panelist: Justice-oriented science education through centering place-based & social-focus learning. Advancing coherent and equitable systems of science education (ACESSE) virtual conference. National Science Foundation (NSF) funded conference for U.S. state science supervisors.
2020, October. Invited panelist: Addressing anti-Black racism in early childhood education. 2-webinar series (Oct. 15 & 29) organized by the Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario (AECEO).
2020, October. Pedagogies inspiring change. Invited keynote panelist: 17th Annual North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Research Symposium. [virtual]
2020, August. 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.
2020, April. Invited discussant for: Sites unseen: Reimagining literacy sites for just and equitable futures. SIG-Writing and Literacies Symposium Session. AERA Annual Meeting. (Conference canceled)
2020, February. 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
2020, January. Discussant for panel: Science fiction, childhood, and the future of environmentalism: disrupting narratives of innocence. panel presented at: Responding to Ecological Challenges with/in Contemporary Childhoods: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Climate Pedagogies. London, ON.
2019, December. Anti-colonial attunements to place: thinking with radical relationality, testifying/witnessing & affective encounters. Invited keynote: 10th Annual New Materialisms Conference, Cape Town, S. Africa.
2019, November. Invited keynote panel: Making the margins visible and accessible. Ottawa Writers Festival: Republic of Childhood Youth Forum. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
2019, October. Curricular confrontations in the wake of anti-blackness and in the break of Black possibilities. Invited panelist: Curriculum Inquiry Special Issue Panel, OISE, Toronto, Ontario
2019, October. Unconventional approaches to climate/environmental research. University of Texas at Austin, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Austin, Texas.
2019, June. Writing as a decolonial practice (Invited workshop: Curriculum Inquiry Writer’s Retreat, OISE, Toronto, Ontario.
2019, May. Situated dialogues on emergent curriculum in early childhood education. Invited seminar: Wits School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
2019, May. Conversations on Reggio Emilia-inspired ECE practices Invited seminar: Friends of Thandolwethu Association. iThemba School, Muizenberg, South Africa.
2019, May. A community-based conversation: In dialogue with Reggio Emilia and decolonial ECE approaches in the context of Samora Machel. (Invited workshop: Friends of Thandolwethu Association., CWD Building, Samora Machel informal settlement, Cape Town, South Africa.
2019, March. Intergenerational Environmental Narratives – Pilot Study findings. Presented at the Symposium on Graybelt and Texas Water Stories (TWS) projects of Planet Texas 2050, UT Austin.
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.e to edit.