My work as a physicist and public intellectual has taken me all over North America, to the Netherlands, Spain, and Taiwan. My public talks range from more accessible science to the challenges of making the physics and astronomy communities more inclusive and reflective of the society at large, asking questions such as "Do Black Lives Matter in Science?"
Scientific organizations should invite scientists to present on their research to colleagues in their discipline. In my case, I am employed as a particle physicist/cosmologist and researcher in feminist science/technology/society studies. In addition, organizations should endeavor to offer honoraria to any speakers being asked to present on topics outside of the academic discipline in which they are employed, such as “diversity” or their personal journey. Honoraria should reflect the number of hours of labor involved in preparing a presentation and engaging with people on topics beyond their science as well as the time put into becoming an expert. Time spent traveling should also be taken into account.
I will not say yes to any invitations that clash with the Jewish High Holy Days (Rosh Hashanah, Shabbat Shuvah, and Yom Kippur) or the first two nights of Passover.
Previously I have been an invited speaker for scientific and/or public discussions at institutions and conferences such as:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Yale University Department of Astronomy
University of Oxford, Wadham College
University of Cambridge, Cavendish Laboratory and Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (CRASSH)
Stanford University Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology & Center for Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies
2016 Pacific Science Congress, Taipei, Taiwan
Brown University Department of Physics
University of Michigan Department of Physics & Department of Astronomy with co-sponsorship from Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics
Pennsylvania State University Department of Astronomy
University of Amsterdam Institute for High Energy Physics, Netherlands
University of Amsterdam Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, Netherlands
The Ohio State University Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics
University of Cincinnati Department of Physics and African American Cultural and Resource Center
The 12th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPS, and WISPS, Zaragoza, Spain (2015)
The Inaugural Inclusive Astronomy Conference (2015)