Speaking Engagements

“Global Language Justice in the Digital Sphere: The Ethiopic Case,” Digital Humanities Conference 2019, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 9-12 July

“Language and the Digital Divide: The Ethiopic Case,” Problematizing the Digital Divide Panel, Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide, Georgetown University, Washington DC, May 22-24, 2019.

“Global Language Justice in the Digital Sphere: The Ethiopic Case,” Centre for Research on Language and Culture Contact, York University, Toronto, Canada, May 8, 2019

“Practical Steps to Improve Digital Vitality of Indigenous Languages,” International Telecommunications Union and UNESCO side event to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, UN Headquarters, New York City, April 29, 2019

Moderator, “Interpreting on the Edge: Language Rights and Conflict Zones” at Global Language Justice in Action: Theory, Practice, and Performance, Sawyer-Seminar on Global Language Justice, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University, April 29, 2019

“Precarity and Hope for Digitally-disadvantaged Languages,” Digital Life Seminar, Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York City, March 28, 2019

“Keeping Ethiopia Digitally in Sync: The Role of a Coordinating Agency for Progress on Digital Supports for Ethiopian Languages,” 20th Conference on Ethiopian Studies in Mekelle, Ethiopia, Nov. 30-Oct. 5, 2018

“Waiting on a Keyboard: The Latinization of Amharic in the Digital Sphere,” 20th International Conference on Ethiopian Studies in Mekelle, Ethiopia, Nov. 30-Oct. 5, 2018

“Making the Most of Your Time in Ethiopia,” Fulbright and Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars Orientation Invited Panelist, U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October 2, 2018

Moderator, “Language Education” panel at the Global Justice for Indigenous Languages Symposium, Columbia University, April 21, 2018

“Ge’ez in the Interface: Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction,” National Communication Association 103rd Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, Nov. 16-19, 2017

“Digitizing Ethiopic:  Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction,” Internationalization and Unicode Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Oct. 16-18, 2017

“Community Filmmaking in Southern Colorado:  The Making of The Strong Force,” Southern Colorado Film Festival, Alamosa, Colorado, Oct. 12-14, 2017

“African Alphabets and Unicode: A Starting Point for Full Digital Support for African Languages,” eLearning Africa Conference, Mauritius, Sept. 27-29, 2017

“Global Language Justice,” Launch of the GLJ Mellon-Sawyer Seminar: Poetry as Pluriverse: Rethinking Global Language Justice, ICLS, Columbia University, September 23, 2017

“Ge’ez in the Interface: Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction,” S. Embassy’s American Corner in the National Archives and Library Agency of Ethiopia, June 2017

“Ge’ez in the Interface: Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction,” Addis Ababa University Academy of Ethiopian Languages and Cultures, May 2017

Alumna Speaker, Fulbright Orientation, U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 1, 2016

“Digitizing Ethiopic: Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction,” Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute 2015, University of Oxford, UK

Alumni Panelist at Fulbright to Africa Pre-departure Orientation, Washington, DC, 2014

“Nation Branding: Can Marketing “Save” the Developing World?” guest lecture in American University’s Understanding Media course, 2014

“My Fulbright Experience,” Keynote at American University’s Early-Identification Annual Dinner, 2013

“Initiatives that Empower Youth” panelist, eLearning Africa Conference, Windhoek, Namibia, 20

“Understanding Semiotics,” guest lecture in American University’s Media Literacy course, 2010 & 2011, and Film Theory & Practice course, 2012

Lecture & Public Screening of BA Thesis Film At Home in the Valley, Brown U, Providence, RI, 2006

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