Public Speaking and Interviews

Topics and Areas of Expertise

  • Indigenous Identities
  • The Native South
  • Race and American Indian History
  • Oral History
  • Southern American Indian Foodways
  • The Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Twentieth Century American Indian History
  • Writing Personal Recollections and Historical Scholarship
  • Documentary Storytelling
  • Lumbee History and Culture
  • American Indians and the Blues
  • Community Partnerships in Research
  • American Indians and Intersectionality

Interviews

Recent and Upcoming Public Talks

  • Waccamaw Neck Library, Pawleys Island, SC (Summer 2020)
  • Durham Woman’s Club, Durham, NC (Winter 2019)
  • Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC (Winter 2019)
  • Visitors Center, Wilmington, NC (Winter 2018)
  • Museum of the Southeastern Indian, UNC-Pembroke, Pembroke, NC (Winter 2018)
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA (Fall 2018)
  • McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington, NC (Fall 2018)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Battle of Guilford Courthouse Chapter and Colonel Thomas Robeson Chapter (Spring 2018)
  • Epworth United Methodist Church, Durham, NC (Spring 2018)
  • Rotary Club, Kinston, NC (Spring 2018)
  • Triangle Community Foundation, What Matters: Women (Spring 2018)
  • Lumbee Genealogy Conference, Pembroke, NC (Fall 2018)
  • Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC (Fall 2018)
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA (Fall 2018)
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in North Carolina (Spring 2019)
  • Graduate Student Conference, Virginia Tech (Spring 2019)

Recent and Upcoming Academic Talks

  • “Early Modern Intersections in the American South,” Folger Institute, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL), February 2021.
  • “Modern Native America,” Oxford History of the United States Symposium, Cambridge University (Cambridge, England), June 2020.f
  • “The Long Shadow of Settler Colonialism,” Roundtable Participant, Organization of American Historians (Washington, D.C.), April 2020.
  • “Their Own Kind of Removal: Lumbee Indians in the Antebellum South,” Center for the Study of Southern Culture, University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS), February 2020.
  • “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” Panelist, American Historical Association (New York, NY), January 2020.
  • “Tribal After Hours: Kinship and Place in Lumbee Origins,” Lumbee Tribe Talk, November 2019.
  • “American Indians and the Rise of the War on Drugs,” Davidson College (Davidson, NC), October 2019.
  • “Lumbee Indians vs. the Ku Klux Klan,” Western History Association (Las Vegas, NV), October 2019. Paper delivered in absentia.
  • “Their Own Kind of Removal: Lumbee Indians in the Antebellum South,” American Society for Ethnohistory (University Park, PA), September 2019.
  • The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle book talk, UNC-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, December 2018.
  • “Confederate Monuments and Indigenous Identities,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, May 2018.
  • “Oral Histories and Foodways: Bridging Difficult Divides in the American South,” Listening Session Panelist, Oral History Association, October 2017.
  • “Storytelling and Sense of Place in North Carolina,” Panelist, North Carolina: The New American Heartland Symposium, National Humanities Center,  September 2017.
  • “Post World War II Indigenous Circulations,” Roundtable, Organization of American Historians, April 2017.
  • “Indigenous Histories and the Reconstruction Era,” Panelist, Organization of American Historians, April 2017.
  • “Decolonization, Research, and Community,” Panelist, Tufts University Workshop in Native American and Indigenous Studies, Colonialism, and the University, October 2016.
  • “Cultural Gumbo: Exploring the Heritage of Southern Food,” Sustainable Classroom Co-Instructor, TerraVita Food and Drink Festival, September 2016.
  • “Civil Rights, Identity, and Sovereignty: Native American Perspectives on History, Law and the Path Ahead.” Panelist, Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums, September, 2015.
  • “Indians, Race, and the U.S. State in the Early Republic,” Roundtable, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, July 2015.
  • “Reclaiming the First Voice: Indigenous Discussions in the Field of Oral History,” Roundtable, Native American and Indigenous Studies, June 2015.
  •  “Challenges of Indigenous Women’s and Gender History,” Roundtable, Organization of American Historians, April 2015.
  • “The Lumbees’ Revolution: 1750s-1830s.” Institute for Native American Studies, University of Georgia, April 2015.
  • “Beyond the Bi-Racial South.” Roundtable, Southern Historical Association, November 2014.
  • Co-Presenter, “Work and Cook and Eat: The Lumbee Indians of North Carolina.” Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium, University of Mississippi, October 2014.
  • Screening and Discussion Leader, “Private Violence.” Oral History Association, October 2014.
  • ”Indigenous Histories of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” Roundtable, Organization of American Historians, April 2014.
  • Workshop Chair and Co-Presenter, “Oral History, Living History.” Organization of American Historians, April 2014.
  • “You Seem Like A Pied Man’: Indian Violence and the Racial Binary in the New South.” Davidson College, November 2013.
  • “Homefield: Place and Space in American Indian Studies.” Guilford College, April 2013.
  • “Working From Home: Community Engagement With Lumbee Indians.” Hettleman Society lecture, UNC-Chapel Hill, March 2013.
  • “Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South.” University of South Carolina-Lancaster, February 2013.
  • “Charlie Patton and the Native Roots of the Delta Blues.” American Society of Ethnohistory Annual Meeting, November 2012.