• wOMEN OF cOLORS & Beauty Images: scripted sexual identities' influence on sexual health

    October 13, 2016
    The ways in which traditional ideas about women of colors' body image shapes perceptions of their sexuality was the focus of this invited talk. Particular attention was paid to the ways in which these beliefs shape sexual health decision making processes.
    • Women and Gender Studies Program
      University of North Texas, Dallas, TX
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  • Gender, Sexuality and Family Values’ impact on Young Adult Haitian Women’s Sexual Expression.

    April 29, 2016
    As an invited panelist, I discussed my research addressing Haitian parents attitudes about female sexuality's influence on sexual risk outcomes among adolescent and young adult women. Particular attention was paid to its role in HPV vaccine uptake trends.
    • Annual Haitian Institute Conference
      City University of New York (CUNY) Brooklyn, NY.
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  • 1 in 5: Addressing Sexual Assault on Campus

    April 7, 2016
    This invited address was part of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Drawing from the empowerment focused literature, I discussed ways in which women can maintain agency around their sexuality beliefs and expressions, while being vigilante about their own and peers' sexual safety.
    • Women and Gender Studies Program.
      University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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  • Hate Selling Myself”: A Feminist’s Approach to Networking and Self-Promotion

    March 2, 2016
    This address focused on feminist approaches to networking that center individuals' career and personal goals. Through the use of concrete tasks and reflective exercises, this invited talk provided attendees with tools to improve their networking skills across academic, personal and online spaces.
    • Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists
      American Psychological Association: Div. 35 Society for Women in Psychology. Pittsburg, PA.
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  • Constructing Black Women’s Sexual Identities in Reality Television

    February 8, 2016
    For this Black History Keynote lecture, I addressed on the ways in which Black women are uniquely framed in reality television. This included a detailed focus on the segregation of Black characters and programming in this genre, and the reinforcement of traditional sexual scripts used in their portrayals.
    • Black History Month Lecture Series
      Miami Dade College- Homestead, Miami, FL.
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  • Bartmann to Beyonce: Appealing/ Appalling Buttocks in Contemporary Popular Culture

    January 30, 2016
    The fascination with women’s buttocks began long before Kim Kardashian or Nicki Minai. The importance of Sarah Barttman’s body as a foundational framework of Black woman’s sexuality and body politics in today’s popular culture was highlighted in this discussion.
    • Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
      Research Series North Miami, FL.
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