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Invited Presentations

  • November 2013, Becoming Black Political Subjects in Colombia and Brazil, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • September 2013, Invited Roundtable, Third World Submit of African and Afro-descendant State Officials, Academic Symposium, Cali, Colombia
  • May 2013, “Beyond Whitening: Racial Schemas and Fluidity in Four Latin American Countries, Featured Panel, Latin American Studies Association, invited panel
  • April 2013, “The Beautiful Faces of My Black People: Race, Ethnicity and the Politics of Colombia’s 2005 Census”, Indiana University
  • March, 2013, ““The Beautiful Faces of My Black People: Race, Ethnicity and the Politics of Colombia’s 2005 Census”, Grand Valley State University
  • February 2013, “The Beautiful Faces of My Black People: Race, Ethnicity and the Politics of Colombia’s 2005 Census”, University of Texas, Austin
  • August 2012, “Replacing Ethno-Racial Utopias: Experiments of Mestizaje, Multiculturalism and Racial Equality in Colombia and Brazil”, American Sociological Association, Invited Session

  • May 2012, “Beyond Radicals and Sellouts: The Uneven Institutionalization of Black Movements in Colombia and Brazil”, Universidad Los Andes, Colombia
  • May 2012, “Navigating the Multicultural/Racial Equality Global Field: A Comparative Study of Transnationalism and Black Social Movements in Colombia and Brazil, Transnational Linkages Mini-Conference, University of Toronto
  • April 2012, “The Right to Difference: Explaining Colombia’s Shift from Color-Blindness to the Law of Black Communities,” Depaul University Center for Black Diaspora
  • March 2012, "Institutionalizing Blackness: Law 70, Black Mobilization and the Unintended Consequences of Multicultural Reforms in Colombia", American Bar Foundation
  • March 2012, “Mobilizing Convergent Political Openings: How Black Movements Won Ethno-Racial Policies in Colombia and Brazil in the 1990s”, Northwestern University, Comparative-Historical Social Science
  • February 2012, “State Capacity and the Ethno-Racial Question: A Comparative Study of State Agencies Aimed at Implementing Policies for Black Populations in Colombia and Brazil”, State Capacity Conference, Princeton University and the University of São Paulo, Brazil
  • November 2011, “Beyond Radicals and Sellouts: The Uneven Institutionalization of Black Movements in Colombia and Brazil”, Colloquium on Comparative Research, Watson Institute, Brown University
  • “The Right to Difference: Explaining Colombia’s Shift from Colorblindness to the Law of Black Communities”        
    • Princeton University, Department of Sociology, September 2010
    • New York University, Department of Sociology, October 2010
    • UCLA, Department of Sociology, October 2010
    • Stanford University, Department of Sociology, November 2010
    • University of Chicago, Department of Political Science, November 2010
    • University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Department of Sociology, December 2010

  • “Real Change or Just Smoke and Mirrors? Black Movements, Political Participation and the State of Ethno-Politics in Colombia Post 1993”, Re-Examining the Black Atlantic: Afro-Descendants Still at the Bottom? University of South Florida, Tampa, April 2010
  • “Who’s In? Institutionalization, Politiquería and Struggles over Legitimacy among Black Social Movements in Colombia”, University of California, Santa Cruz, February 2010

  • Constructs of Race in Latin America and the Caribbean Panel, African Presence in Mexico Exhibit, Oakland Museum, May 2009

  • Racial Policies: Assessing State and Transnational Programs and Practices Panel, Reconfigurations of Racism and New Scenarios of Power after 2001 International Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, December 2008

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