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Presenting ‘Publish or Perish? Developing a Publication Strategy during the PhD’ at the Society of Postcolonial French Studies Postgraduate Workshop (4 May 2018), University of California, Los Angeles. Photo: A. de Saussure.

Recent and upcoming talks (2019-22)

Recent conference papers (2022)

• 'The Prison and Pan-Africanism: Institutionalised Education, Intellectualism, and Liberation', 'Caribbean Generations: Ruptures, Traditions, Returns’ conference, 24–25 June 2022, Queen’s University Belfast.    

• 'Representing Sciences and Collective Memory in Belgium's AfricaMuseum', 'Decolonizing Collective Memory' panel, Francophone Forum, Modern Languages Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 6-9 January 2022, Washington D.C., United States.  

Organised seminars and panels

 • Co-organiser of ‘Prison Breaks: The Ruptures, Continuities, and Genealogies of Haitian Confinement Literature’ panel at the 'Caribbean Generations: Ruptures, Traditions, Returns’ conference, with Dr Ryan Augustyniak (Florida State) and Prof. Charles Forsdick (Liverpool), 24–25 June 2022, Queen’s University Belfast.    

 • Co-organiser of ‘Alternative Assessments' workshop, with keynote by Dr Roxani Krystalli (International Relations), 3 June 2021, University of St Andrews.

 • Co-organiser of ‘Fictions of Science: Redefining the Myths of French Heritage after the Advent of Race’ panel at the 2021 Society of Dix-Neuvièmistes' conference, with Dr Julia Hartley (King's College London), Dr Peter Asimov (Cambridge), Pauline Moret-Jankus (Université Grenoble Alpes), and Prof. Jennifer Yee (Oxford), 22-24 March 2021, University of St Andrews.

• Organiser of ‘New Directions in Science and Speculative Fiction’ webinar, with Dr Emily Finer (St Andrews), Dr Glyn Morgan (Science Museum London), and Dr Annie Webster (Cambridge/King's College London), 11 February 2021, University of St Andrews.

• Co-Organiser of 'Ailing Empires: Medicine, Science, Imperialism' conference, with Dr Sam Goodman (Bournemouth), 20 May 2019, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.

Invited talks (research)

 [Upcoming] '"I'm not tempted by Paris: Poetics, Power, and the Postcolonial Intellectual in Brussels', Race, Power and Poetics Seminar Series, University College London, date tba.

 'Plunder and Propaganda: Decolonization and Science in Belgium's AfricaMuseum', Semaine de la Francophonie, 30 March 2022, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, PA, United States.

 'Politics, Poetics, and the Postcolonial Intellectual in Brussels', New Fellows Research Seminar, 23 February 2022, University of Liverpool.

• 'Plunder and Propaganda: Science and Memory in Belgium's AfricaMuseum', Modern Languages Research Seminar, 2 February 2022, University of Westminster, London. Recording available here.

 'Postcolonial Brussels', Visiting Speaker Series, 17 November 2021, Division of Literatures and Languages, University of Stirling.

• 'Cats, Capitalism, and Colonialism: Re-visiting Pseudo Sciences in Emile Zola's Thérèse Raquin (1868)', 11 March 2021, 'Pseudo Science and Orientalism' session, XIX à distance seminar series.

 'From Mobutu to Molenbeek: Postcolonial Brussels', 26 November 2020, 2020 Race, Migration and Decolonization Research Seminar Series, University of Kent.

 'From Mobutu to Molenbeek: Postcolonial Brussels', 26 November 2020, 2020 Race, Migration and Decolonization Research Seminar Series, University of Kent.

• ‘The "Mbembe Affair": Some thoughts on race, history, and (critical) theory in Germany', 20 November 2020, German Research Away Day, University of St Andrews.

 '"Guided by Science?" Agriculture, Botany, and Control in the Belgian Congo', 16 November 2020, Modern French History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

• ‘A (Very) Long Nineteenth Century: Historiography, Sciences, and the Belgian Colonial Project', c19c Lunchtime Talk, University of St Andrews, 11 November 2020.

• ‘How (not) to decolonize a Museum? The case of Belgium’s Musée royal de l’Afrique centrale’, guest lecture for Dr Elizabeth Leet’s ‘National Monuments in Changing Times’ module, 9 October 2019, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, United States.

• ‘Imagining Brussels: Memory, Diaspora, and Representation’, Modern Languages Research Seminar Series, 9 October 2019, University of Nottingham.

• ‘Moving Memories: Representation and Postcolonial Brussels’, keynote address at the Cultural Identity Studies Institute Postgraduate Symposium, 6 September 2019, University of St Andrews.

• ‘Limits of Existence: Sex, Work, and Identification(s) in Leïla Slimani’s Dans le jardin de l’ogre (2014)’, French Week, 10 May 2019, Institute for Modern Language Research, London.

Invited talks (postgraduate career development)

• Presentation and Q&A: ‘From PhD to Permanency (?)', #ECRDay2022, 5 May 2022, Queen's University Belfast.

• Presentation and Q&A: ‘Applying for a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship', #ECRDay2021, 29 July 2021, Queen's University Belfast. Recording available here.

• Talk in response to: ‘How might Modern Languages teaching and research contribute to racial justice in education and beyond?’, with Dr Siham Bouamer (Sam Houston State University), University of Kent, 26 November 2020.

• Presentation and Q&A: ‘Applying for Post-Doctoral Funding’, Online session for St Andrews Postgraduate Research students, 10 November 2020.

• Presentation, panel discussion and Q&A: ‘De-mystifying the Post-doc Process’, British Society of Middle Eastern Studies, 5 November 2020.

• Society of Postcolonial French Studies Postgraduate Workshop: ‘Publish or Perish? Developing a Publication Strategy during the PhD’, 3-4 May 2018, UCLA, Los Angeles, United States.

• Organiser of ECR workshops at the annual conference of the Society of Francophone Postcolonial Studies (covering themes such as funding applications and ‘navigating the REF’).