2014 Presentations

Participant.  Women of Color Leadership Project.  National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). Puerto Rico. November 2014.

Presenter. “Writing as a Justice Issue.”  Open House for John Jay College of Criminal Justice. November 2014.

Panelist. Book Discussion: Vernaculars in the Classroom: Paradoxes, Pedagogy, Possibilities by Shondel Nero and Dohra Ahmad. New York University. October 2014.

Panelist. Graduate School Workshop for English Majors.  John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. October 2014.

Guest Speaker. “ ‘Make It Do What It Do’: Race, Gender, and TechnoCultural Capital in 21st Century Classrooms.” Teachers College Columbia University. September 2014.

Invited Participant.  Eastern Regional Forum Planning for ABEC (A Black Education Congress). Philadelphia, PA.  September 2014.

Panelist. “Active Teaching/Learning about Race: Exploring Theories, Methodologies and Best Practices for the 21st Century.” Faculty Development Day. John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY. August 2014.

Carmen Kynard.  “ ‘Make It Do What It Do’: The Intersection of Culturally Relevant Teaching, Digital Rhetorics, and ePortfolio Design in Freshman Writing Classrooms.”  The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL).  Boston, MA. July 2014.

Todd Craig and Carmen Kynard. “ ‘Sista-Girl Rock’: Groundbreaking with Female Hip Hop Deejays in the Making of Raced+Gendered Knowledge.”  American Educational Research Association (AERA). Philadelphia, PA. April 2014.

Deja Vu

Keynote Speaker. ” ‘When They Reminisce Over You, My God!’: Reminiscing Racial Violence, In and Out of School.”  Trayvon Martin Effect Conference.  Columbia University.  February 28-March 1, 2014.

Presenter. “Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”: Black Protest, CompRhet Studies, and the Fannie Lou Hamer Turn. Composition Study Group, Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  February 25, 2014.

In this presentation-workshop, we will listen to and look closely at a speech by Fannie Lou Hamer called “Until I Am Free, You Are Not Free Either.”  We will extrapolate the historical and rhetorical context of this particular speech from the vantage point of the Civil Rights Movement, Black Language theories, race, class, and gender.  In unveiling two simultaneous stories— one, being the rhetorics of Fannie Lou Hamer; and two, being the poetics of contemporary black female college students— I hope to show that we have the makings of a critical “turn” in the field of writing studies.  I call this “turn” the Fannie Lou Hamer Turn, a “turn” that surpasses the limited racial and ideological work that we have continually done in the field with our theories of the social turn, linguistic turn, political turn, digital turn, and, now, public turn.

 

Facilitator.  Film Discussion of “Good Hair.” John Jay College of Criminal Justice. February 18, 2014.