Conferences

Conferences Organized:

Co-organizer, Southern Capitalisms Graduate Student Conference, Johns Hopkins University, March, 2016, <http://southerncapitalisms.weebly.com>; Keynote Speaker: Julia Ott; thirty-three participants.

Presentations:

“Selling Africa: Global American Business and the Post-Colonial Frontier,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, The Work of Freedom, Philadelphia, PA, April 2019.

Roundtable Participant, “Capitalism and African History: A Conversation,” African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November/December 2018.

“‘Everything a Manager Needs to Know: Community Development, Managerial Logic, and the Rise of Austerity Politics,” the Ninth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, October 2018.

“Corporate Diplomacy: American Business, Black Entrepreneurs, and Negotiating Post-Colonial Africa,” The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, June, 2018.

“‘Enlightened Self-Interest’: American Business and Anti-Colonialism in Africa,” Business History Conference, Baltimore, MD, April, 2018.

“The Business of Black Internationalism: Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI) and American Capitalism in Africa, 1969-1980,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January, 2018.

“‘Build Brother Build’: Opportunities Industrialization Centers and the Architecture of Black Empowerment,” Society for American City and Regional Planning History Bi-Annual Conference, Cleveland, OH, October, 2017.

“‘Creative Contributors’: Black Entrepreneurs, American Business, and Free Enterprise in Apartheid South Africa,” Global Histories of Capital: Perspectives from the Global    South, Department of History at New York University and the Heilbroner Center for        Capitalism Studies at the New School, New York, NY, October, 2017.

“Apartheid’s Black Entrepreneurs: African Traders, American Business, and the Free Enterprise System in South Africa,” Business History Conference Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, March/April, 2017.

“‘We Must Now Also PREPARE and PRODUCE!’: Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc. and Racial Uplift in the Time of Black Power,” African American Intellectual History Society Annual Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, March, 2017.

“Governing the ‘Black Power’ City: Leon H. Sullivan, Opportunities Industrialization Centers Inc., and the Rise of Black Empowerment,” Histories of Capitalism, 2.0 Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, September/October, 2016.

“Investing in Uplift: The Sullivan Principles, American Corporations, and the Struggle for Black Empowerment in South Africa,” Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, November, 2015.

“From Protest to Entrepreneurism: Leon H. Sullivan, Opportunities Industrialization Centers Inc., and Black Economic Empowerment in the United States,” Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Atlanta, GA, September, 2015.

“Transnational Routes and Roots: The National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and the Origins of Black Empowerment in South Africa,” Global Capitalism and the Global South Graduate Student Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, May, 2015.

“The Question of Black Empowerment: Exploring Transnational Capital and Racial Integration   in the United States and South Africa,” Third Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: “A   Time and Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective,” Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May, 2014.

“A City for the World: Black Politics, Metropolitan Governance, and the Making of an     International Atlanta, 1973-1996,” Cities on the Move: Mobilities and Sensibilities         Conference, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, July, 2013.

“A City for the World: Black Mayors, Metropolitan Politics, and the Construction of an    International Atlanta, 1973-1996,” John Gissendanner Symposium in African American Studies, Towson University, Towson, MD, April, 2013.

“Selling Atlanta: Black Politics, New Democrats, and the Free Market under Andrew Young,” Migration, Mobility, and Movements: Crossing Borders in World History, Graduate   Student Conference, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, March, 2013.

“Selling Atlanta: Black Politics, New Democrats, and the Free Market under Andrew Young,” Second Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: “A Time and Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective,” Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, December, 2012.

“‘The City Too Busy Growing to Hate’: Bi-racial Urban Growth Politics in Post-Civil Rights Atlanta, Georgia, 1965-1980,” Graduate Student Conference in Modern American History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, May, 2012.

“‘The City Too Busy Growing to Hate’: Urban Development, White and Black Elites, and the Civil Rights Legacy in Atlanta, 1960-1996,” Triangle African American History            Conference New Perspectives Conference on African American History and Culture,        University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, February, 2012.

“‘Come Together Right Now’: Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Birth of Civil Society in Czechoslovakia, 1960-1989,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January, 2010.

Discussant:

“Baltimore Uprising, Before and After,” A Time and a Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective,” Johns Hopkins University, March, 2017.

“Moving Beyond the ‘West’: Theory, Pedagogy, and Effects of Political Activism,” Fifth Annual Interdisciplinary Conference: “A Time and a Place: Race and Racism in Comparative Perspective,” Johns Hopkins University, December, 2015.

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