“James Baldwin and Black Domesticity.” Panelist in the Special Presidential Session, “James Baldwin and American Studies.” American Studies Association Convention, Toronto, ONT, Canada, October 2015.
“Memory Immured, or No House/Museum in the World for James Baldwin,” Collegium for African American Research Conference, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK, June 2015.
“Archiving Invisible House: James Baldwin and Black Queer Encounters with Domesticity.” International Autobiography and Biography Association Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, June 2015.
“‘The House is Not a Home’: Private Challenges of Preserving James Baldwin’s Public Legacy.” Paper presented at the Convention of the American Studies Association, Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 2014.
“Domesticating James Baldwin’s Global Imagination: St. Paul-de-Vence as a Site of Artistic Collaborations.” Paper presented at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, January 9 -12, 2014.
“Debt Written in Stone: Economies of Racist Violence from Warsaw to Harlem.” Convention of the American Studies Association, Baltimore, D.C., November 20-25, 2013.
“From Harlem to San Juan: Femininity Unincorporated in If Beale Street Could Talk,” Collegium for African American Research Biennial Conference, Atlanta (Agnes Scott-Emory-Spelman): March 12-17, March 14, 2013.
Session Chair and Moderator, “Black Women Writers,” March 13, Collegium for African American Research Biennial Conference, Atlanta (Agnes Scott-Emory-Spelman): March 12-17, 2013.
Session Moderator, Celebrating African American Literature: “Race, Sexual Identity, and African American Literature” Conference. The Pennsylvania State University, September 30 – October 1, 2011.
“‘Chained Together in Time and Space’: W.E.B. Du Bois Looks at the Warsaw Ghetto, James Baldwin Regards the Harlem Ghetto.” Collegium for African American Research Biennial Conference, University of Charles Diderot, Paris, April 7, 2011.
Panel Co-organizer, “When U.S. Ideas Race: Transatlantic Circulation and Transformation of the Black Experience in Europe.” Collegium for African American Research Bi-Annual Conference, University of Charles Diderot, Paris, April 6-9, 2011.
Chair, Commentator, and Panel Co-organizer, “When African Diasporas and Europe Meet Again: Transatlantic Border/Lands Revisited.” Seventh Biennial MESEA Conference, “Travel, Trade, and Ethnic Transformations,” Pécs, Hungary, 16-20 June 2010.
“‘Know Whence You Came’: James Baldwin’s Queer Passings in Four Documentaries.” American Studies Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C., November 2009.
Closing Panel presentation at “James Baldwin: In His Time/In Our Time” Conference at Suffolk University, Boston, March 2009.
“Welcome Tables East and West: James Baldwin and His Literary Last Testament.” Presented at “James Baldwin: In His Time/In Our Time” Conference at Suffolk University, Boston, March 2009.
“Queer Orientalisms, or Baldwin’s Another Country Re/Sited.” American Studies Association Annual Convention. Albuquerque, NM, October 2008.
“Internationalizing Black Bodies: James Baldwin’s Another Country.” Presented at “Beyond Imagined Uniqueness: Nationalisms in Comparative Perspective, ” American Studies Center Conference, University of Warsaw, Poland, May 19-21, 2008.
“Black Bodies and Queer Orientalisms in James Baldwin’s Another Country.” “Black Bodies in Motion” Conference, Black Humanities Collective and Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, March 2008.
“From Baldwin’s Paris to Benjamin’s, or Tracing the Architectonics of Race and Sexuality in Giovanni’s Room.” American Studies Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, October 2006.
“James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile.” 20th Anniversary James Baldwin Conference, University of London, College of Queen Mary, London, UK, June 2007.
“Black Queer Modernities and the East: James Baldwin as Theater Director, Istanbul, 1969-70.” Bi-annual Conference of the Collegium for African American Research, “Blackness and Modernities,” Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain, April 18-21, 2007.
“Writing (African) America from the ‘Erotic Margin’: James Baldwin’s Turkish Decade.” American Studies Association Annual Conventions, Oakland, CA, October 2006.
“James Baldwin’s Black/Queer Bodies in Turkey.” “CAAS at 35” Conference, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, April 13, 2006.
“Envisaging Gender in post-1989 Poland: On Zbigniew Libera’s ‘Revolution in the Attic: The Tradition of Polish Counter- Culture’.” Paper presentation and symposium participant. International Institute and Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Michigan, January 20, 2006.
Session Chair, “The Architecture of Pedagogy.” American Studies Association Convention, Washington, D.C., November 2005.
“‘Know Whence You Came”: American Studies across the Atlantic.” Salzburg Seminar American Studies Alumni Association Seminar, September 4, 2005.
“Lost/Recovered in Translation: Polish Women Talk Feminism across Generations.” “Sin Fronteras: Women’s Histories, Global Conversations,” Thirteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. Scripps College, Claremont. CA, June 3, 2005.
“Back in the ‘Old Country’: James Baldwin, Inner City, and the American North-South Axis.” Biannual Conference of the Collegium for African American Research, University of Tours, France, April 22, 2005.
“Babylonia Revisited, or James Baldwin at ‘Pasha’s Library’ and Other Turkish Locales.” 50th Anniversary Annual Conference of the British Association for American Studies, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, April 15, 2005.
“Trapped at the Crossroads of Race and Sex: James Baldwin Spaced out and Envisaged between the South and the North.” American Studies Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2004.
“James Baldwin and the (Last) White Empire,” Covering U.S. Empire: A Symposium, University of Michigan, January 2004.
Session organizer and presenter. Session: “Sex, Race, and the City: Architecture, Exile, Carnival and National Belonging across Four Continents.” Paper: “There Are no Untroubled Countries”: Be(long)ing in Harlem, Paris, and Istanbul (or Teaching on Identity, Narrative, and Architecture through James Baldwin’s Works).” American Studies Association Convention, Hartford, CT Oct. 2003.
“‘From Another Place’ or Views from the Pasha Library: James Baldwin’s Authorial Dwellings in Turkey.” Conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR). Winchester, King Alfred’s College, England, April 2003.
“‘In the Same Boat’: Immigrant Narrative, Social Space, and James Baldwin’s Transatlantic Passages.” Presented at “Immigrant Psychology: Rethinking Race, Gender and Culture.” National Conference, University of Michigan, April 11-12, 2003.
Panelist, Workshop on “Cultural Policy in Poland, Turkey, and the United States.” International Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May 2002.
Panelist, Workshop on “Cultural Policy in Poland, Turkey, and the United States.” University of Michigan International Institute, Bosphorus University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Sabanci University. Istanbul, Turkey, May-June 2001.
“From Benjamin’s Paris to Baldwin’s and Back, or Exhibiting the Erotics of Black Space Across the Curriculum.” 16th Annual Conference of the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, “Exhibiting Culture/Displaying Race,” University of Oregon, Eugene, April 2001.
Panelist, “Taboo Topics in Polish and Polish/Jewish Cultural Studies: A Symposium with Profs. Jadwiga Maurer and Halina Filipowicz. Center for Russian and East European Studies and the International Institute, April 5, 2001.
Session chair and presenter. Session: “Other Territories: For a Geopoetics of Race.” Paper: “Obscure Boundaries or Mapping the Erotics of Black Space in James Baldwin: An Experiment in Curricular Deterritorialization,” with Coleman A. Jordan (e). “Crossroutes: The Meanings of Race for the Twenty First Century,” Conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), Cagliari/Sardinia, Italy, March 2001.
“The Interiors of Desire: Diasporic Spaces and the Erotic in James Baldwin’s ‘European’ Novels.” “African Diasporas in the Old and the New Worlds: Consciousness and Imagination,” International Conference. Université Paris 7-Denis Diderot, Centre de Recherche sur la diaspora, October 26-8, 2000.
Discussant, “The Silences, the Lessons of ‘Solidarity’.” International Conference. Center for Russian and East European Studies and the International Institute. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, September 2000.
Panel Chair and presenter. Session: Visual Culture. Paper: “Impossible Interiors: The Architecture of Desire in James Baldwin’s Works.” Conference of the Middle Passage Project-Collegium for African American Research, “Monuments of the Black Atlantic: History, Memory, and Politics,” The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, May 2000.
“Over the Wall/After the Fall, or the Uses of Post-Totalitarian Cultural Studies.” “New Locations of Culture, New Geographics of Identity,” Interdisciplinary Conference, Centre for Cultural Research and Centre for European Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark, March 2000.
“Feminist Theory and the New Woman in East-Central Europe.” NAWE–13th Annual International Conference on Women in Higher Education, New Orleans, LA January 2000.
“(Auto)Biographic Narratives of Female Migration.” 31st National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, St. Louis, Missouri, November 19, 1999.
“Re-Visioning the ‘Land of Distant Cousins’: Lone Star and the Politics of National Identity.” Nordic Association for American Studies, Turku, Finland, August 1999.
“Liberating Exiled Desires: James Baldwin’s (An)Other Country of Black Love.” Third International Conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR), Münster, Germany, March 1999.
“The Best View Is from the Top: Gender, Power, and Monuments of (Post)Totalitarian Homelessness.” “Home/Less: The Polish Experience”: International Conference. The Polish Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, December 1998.
“From Pilgrim Fathers to Man Thinking Dynamos: Performing Americanization and Autobiography in Henry Adams’s The Education of Henry Adams.” European Association for American Studies Biannual Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal, April 1998.
“Stalin’s “Cold War Cathedral” as Architext and Autofiction: The Identities of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.” Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, March 1998.
“‘A Terrific Scandal’: Publicizing American Masculinity in James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room.” American Studies Association, Washington D.C., October 31, 1997.
“Cold War Erections: The Palace of Culture and National Identity Architexts in Poland.” International Conference: “Constructing Identity Between Architecture and Culture,” Cornell University, October 24, 1997.
“Sleeping with the Enemy: Popular Culture Representations of Feminist and Gender Studies Critiques of Identity.” International Seminar: “What a Drag!: Representations of Gender and Sexuality in English and American Studies.” American Studies Center Aarhus, Center for Gender Studies “Cekvina,” Aarhus University, September 24, 1997.
“‘Blackness’/’Whiteness’ and the Americanist Persona: Trials of Masculinity in James Baldwin’s Works.” Session: “Marking (and Unmarking) the Boundaries of Race: The African American Experience in Comparative Perspective.” The Collegium for African American Research (CAAR) Conference on “Mapping African America,” Liverpool, England, April 1997.
“Stories Buildings Tell: Reconstructing America in Stalin’s Skyscrapers.” International Narrative Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, April 1997.
“Mapping Transcultural Masculinities: James Baldwin’s Innocents Abroad.” International American Studies Conference, “Other America(n)s: The Politics and Poetics of Multiculturalism.” American Studies Center Aarhus, Department of English, Aarhus University, March 1997.
“White, Straight, and Protestant: Americanizing Male Alien Bodies in Abraham Cahan’s Works.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Kansas City, November 1996.
“Reading the Post-Totalitarian Mind: (En)Gendering the West’s European Other.” The Fifth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Utrecht, Holland, August 1996.
“Americanization of a ‘Queer Fellow’: Performing Jewishness and Sexuality in Abraham Cahan’s The Rise of David Levinsky.” Narrative Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 1996.
Session chair, “The West and the Rest: (Re)Defining Eastern Europe.” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, December 1995.
“Chance Appearances: Trashing Politics in Jerzy Kosinski’s Being There.” The Thirty First Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for American Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, October 1995.
“Writing the Virgin, Writing the Crone: Maria Kuncewicz and Polish-Catholic Identity.” Modern Language Association Convention, San Diego, December 1994.
“Translating the Promised Land: Mary Antin’s and Eva Hoffman’s Immigrant Narratives of Otherness.” Race, Ethnicity, and “Otherness” in America: The Thirtieth Conference of the Canadian Association for American Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 1994.
“Narrating Love in the Time of (Cold) War: Rewriting the Romance in Maria Kuncewicz’s Tristan.” The Southern Comparative Literature Association Twentieth Anniversary Meeting, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, September 1994.
“Narrative Seductions: Vladimir Nabokov’s Pnin as an Immigrant Novel.” International Conference on Narrative Literature, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, April 1994.
Session Chair, Comparative Literature. Annual Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, University of Washington, Seattle, November 1993.
“Immigrant Women Writing America.” “Challenging Gender in the 1990’s”: Women’s Studies Conference. Association of the Colleges of the South. Furman University, Greenville, SC, October 1993.
“Recovering in Translation: New Immigrant Narratives from East Europe.” “Soundings”: A Conference on American Life, Literature, and Interpretation, University of Oregon, Eugene, May 1993.
“Absent Spaces in History: Disguising the Dissident Voice in the Work of Maria Kuncewicz.” Modern Language Association Convention, New York, December 1992.
“The ‘Free-for-All Country’: Transcending the Boundaries of Exile in the Works of Maria Kuncewicz.” Annual Meeting of the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, University of California in San Diego, November 1992.
“The Joys and Perils of Intercultural Translation: Eva Hoffman’s Immigrant Tale for the Fin de Siècle.” Southern Atlantic MLA Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, November 1992.