2017 Annual Critical Pedagogies Lecture, Birkbeck College, University of London (credit: Lisa Longstaff)

2017 Annual Critical Pedagogies Lecture, Birkbeck College, University of London (credit: Lisa Longstaff)

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:

  • U.S. Library of Congress (transcript and video)

  • 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)