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a me alienum puto



"Invisible Borders: Cultural Time Zones in Johannesburg and New Delhi," Online version of an art exhibition I curated, click here to see a few of the images, 7 December, 2017


"Podcast for Par Desi on Frontier Migration: Part I,"  11 November, 2017 


"Cultural Displacement: Economic stories of global gentrification and hipsterification
in the n
eoliberal now," The Legal Aid Society, Community Development Project, Harlem, New York City, USA, 21 September, 2017
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Reading excerpts from {Parenthesis}, a chapbook for charity, to raise money for Mercy Meals & More, a non-profit that supports those in need, Celia's Boutique, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA, 10 August, 2017


"Rethinking (National) Borders and Cultural Distance in an Unevenly Developed Globalscape,” 2017 African Literature Association annual conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, 14-17 June, 2017


“Cultural Time Zones:  The ‘Global’ Corporate World, Social Capital and Multiculturalism (not just Multiracialism)," Change Partners, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 June, 2017


"Red Velvet Cake in Maboneng, Pap and Steak in Jeppestown: Let’s talk Global Hipsterification,”  What does spatial transformation mean? Possibilities for a more equitable, livable Johannesburg, Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2 June, 2017


“‘Global’ Cultural Time Zones: Unequal access to place theorized through an expansion of Pierre Bourdieu’s notion of cultural capital,” Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 May, 2017


"Women's March on New York City," one of the many marches to protest Donald Trump, his administration, his intolerance... I will not be speaking here.  I will be shouting.  Hope to see you there!  New York City, USA, 21 January, 2017


"Frontier (Heritage) Migration to India in 2016," Delhi Wednesday Community, Gurgaon, India, 30 November, 2016

 

 

"Frontier Heritage Migrants Finding Home in Globalising India,” International Conference on Global Migration: Rethinking Skills, Knowledge and Culture, New Delhi, India, 26 - 27 November, 2016

“Chick Lit and the New South Africa, the New India and Globalising China,” Seminar on Chick Lit in a time of African Cosmopolitanism, WISER, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 October, 2016

“Global and Local Cultural Time Zones: Uneven Development, Critical Geography and Nested Micro-Spaces,”
ACL(x) conferenceExtra-Disciplinarity, Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA, 22 – 24 September, 2016

 

"India, the New Promised Land?  Post-1990 Frontier and Heritage Migration," Centre for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 December, 2015 


"Global Gentrification?  Hipster Los Angeles in Johannesburg," Skid Row History Museum & Archive, Los Angeles, California, US, 14 May, 2015
 

"Opening Remarks," 2nd Annual International Institute Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, California, US, 17 April, 2015 

 

"New Genres of Neoliberal Globalization? Return and Heritage Migrant Narratives," American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, 8 March, 2015

 

“Shopping for Cultural Capital at the Mall in The White Tiger: Cultural Time Zones of the Globalizing City,” University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 March, 2015

 

“Heritage Migration: Capitalism, Democracy and the American Dream House in South Africa,” University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 March, 2015 

 

“'Johannesburg is the New York City of the African Continent': Frontier Migration and the American Dream in South Africa,” University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 March, 2015

 

“What country is this? We Need New Names and the Cultural Time Zones of Uneven Development,” Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2 March, 2015

 

"Frontier Migrants in the Globalizing City: Strategies of Emplacement," Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, 27 February, 2015

 

“Frontier Migration, Xenophilia and Xenophobia: Navigating South Africa’s Multiple Cultural Time Zones,” University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 23 February, 2015