Presentations & Talks

  • “Race, Mobility, and Medicinal Cannibalism: The Circulation and Displacements of Mummy,” Session: Seventeenth-Century Race Thinking: Migration, Sponsored by LLC 17th-Century English, Modern Language Association (MLA) 
    January 2021

  • “Ephemeral Geographies in Playing Cards,” Material Texts Roadshow: Writing on Objects, Workshop in the History of Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania, with Chris Faraone (University of Chicago), Shannon Mattern (The New School), and Suzanne Karr Schmidt (Newberry Library), November 23, 2020

  • “We Are What You Eat: Conversations on Food and Race,” with Gitanjali Shahani (San Francisco State University), Folger Critical Race Conversations, a Folger Institute Fiftieth Anniversary Project, supported by the Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research, associated with Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and CulturesOctober 15, 2020

  • “Eating Bodies in Renaissance Europe,” Race and Food in the Early Modern Book, a roundtable with Gitanjali Shahani (San Francisco State Univeresity) and Nicholas R. Jones (Bucknell University), Food and the Book, 1300-1800, co-sponsored by the Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library and Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, a Mellon Foundation initiative in collaborative research at the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library, October 5, 2020

  • The Corpse, the Archive, the Apothecary: Recovering Transcultural Memory in Early Modern Materia Medica • Memory and Material in Early Modern England, Columbia University Department of English and Comparative Literature • New York, NY, March 6, 2020 

  • Artisans of the Skin: Recipe Culture, Surface Thinking, and 17th-Century Racial Embodiment • Modern Language Association (MLA) • Session #94: Seventeenth-Century Race Thinking: Embodiment • Sponsored by LLC 17th-Century English • #MLA2020 • Seattle, WA, January 2020

  • Cartography, Ethnography, and Games of Empire: Approaches to Early Modern English Geographical Playing Cards • Fellows’ Colloquium, Newberry Library • Chicago, IL, June 2019 

  • “The Egyptian Oyntment”: Early Modern Women, Race, and the Recipe Archive • Renaissance Society of America (RSA) • Panel: Women Writing Race in Early Modern England, organized by Kirsten Mendoza and Meghan Hall • Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender • #RenSA2019 • Toronto, ON, March 18, 2019

  • Artisans of Immortality: Science, Recipes, and Race in Early Modern Drama • Yale Renaissance Colloquium, Department of English • New Haven, CT, March 1, 2019 

  • Artisans of the Skin and the Preservative Arts: Candying, Cosmetics, and Embalming in Early Modern England • Artisans of the Surface in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1750, Renaissance Skin Project, King’s College London • London, UK, September 20-21, 2018 (Programme)