Presentations & Public Lectures
‘Imaginer l’horizon des pays du Sud sous l’angle de l’histoire, de la mémoire et du pouvoir.’ Séminaire de l’Atelier des Études Transnationales, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, March 22, 2019.
‘Radical Caribbean Thought and 21st Century Human Trafficking Discourses.’ Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, Havana, Cuba, June 7, 2018.
‘New Strategies for the Battle Against Modern Day Slavery: Insights from a Historian.’ Bellagio Center, The Rockefeller Foundation, Italy, May 2, 2018
‘Rethinking the Problem of Contemporary Slavery: Insights from a Historian.’ The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Montreal, Quebec, November 4, 2018.
‘Critical Applied History and the Caribbean Historian: Writing Usable Histories,’ Association of Caribbean Historians 49th Annual Conference, Tobago, May 14, 2017.
‘L’enfance et les discours humanitaires: Haïti.’ The 41st Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association, Port-au-Prince, Haïti, June 7, 2016.
‘Slavery and Memory in Present Day Humanitarian Discourses.’ À la Conférence internationale ‘La mémoire de l’esclavage dans tous ses états. Perspectives internationales comparées,’ Université d’ Ottawa, April 2, 2016.
“The Problem of Child Slavery in the 21st Century: Is Critical Applied History the Answer?.” Presented at Inequalities: Politics, Policy, and the Past, Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association, Toronto, November 7, 2014.
‘The Problem of Contemporary Child Slavery: Reflections on Using a Critical Applied History Approach.’ Presented at the colloquium When Is a Child A Slave? Children’s Labor and Children’s Rights, University of Connecticut, October 18, 2013.
‘Forced Migrations: Rethinking African Children in Atlantic Slave Systems.’ Presented at the Alexandrian Society Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University, April 24, 2012.
‘Les enfants oubliés: Re-thinking Slave Systems in French West Africa.’ Presented at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University, April 18, 2012.
‘Children, Childhood, and Systems of Slavery in French West Africa.’ Presented at the Life Cycles, Slavery, and the Aftermath of Slavery workshop, Humboldt University, Berlin, November 23, 2011.
‘Ideas of Childhood: Enslaved Children in Jamaica, 1776 – 1838.‘ Presented at the 30th Annual Society for Caribbean Studies Conference, National Archives, Kew, London, July 5, 2006.
‘Children in the Atlantic Slave Trade to Jamaica in the late 18th Century.‘ Presented at the American Historical Association, 119th Annual Meeting, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, January 8, 2005.
‘Replenishing the Slave Population: The Impact of Demand and Supply on Child Imports to Jamaica, 1775-1807.‘ Presented at the L’Enfant dans l’esclavage, Colloque avignonnais sur l’Esclavage et la Main-d’œuvre forcée, Association Jardin des Cultures d’Europe, Avignon, France, May 20, 2004.
‘British Attitudes Towards Child Labour in the Colonies of the Caribbean, 1838-1900,’ The Annual North American Conference on British Studies in conjunction with the Midwest Conference on British Studies, Sutton Place Hotel, Toronto, November 2, 2001.