Work

SELECTED POEMS

SELECTD ESSAYS

RESEARCH

Forthcoming Publications 

  • “The Battle is Joined: Contemporary Art and Contested Memorial Ecologies” (co-author, book chapter) in Heritage Wars and the Road to Reconciliation: Approaching the Problem with Confederate Memory from Many Directions (University Press of Florida) edited by William Lees and Jocelyn Evans
  • “Black Lives Matter as Social Theory: Distributing Life Chances”, Black Lives Matter: The Past, Present, and Future of an International Movement for Rights and Justice 

PANELS, TALKS, AND UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH

  • Lit Fridays: Poetry Reading” with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center (May 2021)
  • Building an Abolitionist University: Embedding Ivory Towers in their Chocolate Cities” with Professor Davarian Baldwin hosted by the Racial Capitalism and the Carceral State working group (February 2021)
  • Abolition in the Now: K Agbebiyi and Joshua Aiken“, conversation hosted by the Racial Capitalism and the Carceral State working group (June 2020)
  • Interview: Material World of Modern Segregation” (April 2017)
  • “Outsourcing Security: Mexico’s Southern Border Plan and America’s Unaccompanied Minor Crisis”, Dissertation for Masters in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford (June 2016)*
  • “Picking Up The Gun: Black Resistance, American Citizenship, and the Mulford Act of 1967”, Dissertation for Masters in United States History at the University of Oxford, Graduated with Highest Honors (July 2015)*
  • “Illegible Bodies: Ferguson, Missouri”, Seminar Paper at the University of Oxford’ Race and Resistance Seminar (November 2014)*
  • “How Jimmy Lee Jackson Died: The Erasure of Black Injury from Narrative, Memory, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965”, Thesis for Bachelors in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Graduated with Highest Honors (May 2014)*