“Living with Nkrumahism: Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana.” Invited Lecture. To be presented at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, November 2017.
“‘The Strange Case of Major Awhaitey’: Conspiracy, Testimonial Evidence, and Narratives of Nation in Ghana’s Postcolonial Democracy.” Invited Lecture. Presented to the African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, April 2017.
Roundtable Panelist. “Ghana, India, and the Bandung Conference: A Retrospective on the Anniversary of the Independence of Ghana and India and the Bandung Conference of 1955.” Presented at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Denver, Colorado, January 2017.
“Politics, Pan-Africanism, and the State in Mid-Century Ghana.” Invited Lecture. Presented as part of the Wayne State University African Democracy Project, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, September 2016.
“Africa’s Kitchen Debate: Ghanaian Domestic Space in the Age of Cold War.” Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Arlington, Virginia, June 2015.
“Paths to Decolonization and Postcolonial Africa.” Invited Lecture. Presented at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 2014.
“Nkrumah and the Pan-African Nation: Transnational Politics in Decolonization-Era Ghana.” Presented at the 127th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2013.
“Nkrumah and the People: Citizenship in the One-Party State, 1962-1966.” Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November-December 2012.
“Debating Decolonization: The All-African People’s Conference and the Rise of a Pan-African Accra.” Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November 2011.
“The Accra Moment: The All-African People’s Conference and the Rise of a Pan-African City.” Presented at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 2011.
“‘Work,’ the ‘Worker,’ and the Modernization of Nkrumah’s Ghana.” Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Francisco, California, November 2010.
“Spies, Specters, and Citizenship: The Case of the Young Pioneer Movement in Postcolonial Ghana, 1960-1966.” Presented at the Conference on Treachery and Traitors, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 2010.
“The Ballad of the Brigade: Power, Pride, and the Writing of Postcolonial Ghanaian History.” Presented to the University of Ghana, Department of History, Legon, Ghana, March 2009.
“‘Work and Happiness for All’: Work, Labor, and Service to the Pan-African Nation.” Presented to the University of Ghana, Department of History, Legon, Ghana, March 2009.
“Managing the Pan-African Workplace: Discipline, Ideology, and the Cultural Politics of the Ghanaian Bureau of African Affairs, 1960-66.” Presented at the 51st Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 2008.
“‘Forward Ever, Backward Never’: Kwame Nkrumah, the CPP, and the Writing of Postcolonial Ghanaian History.” Presented at the Conference on Perspectives of Decolonization: African Intellectuals and Decolonization, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, October 2008.
“Rebuilding the Pan-African Bridge: Kwame Nkrumah, the Algerian Revolution, and the Decolonization of Africa, 1954-62.” Presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, San Francisco, California, November 2006.
“Reconciling the Universal: French Republicanism, Islamic Reform, and Expressions of Muslim Dignity in Colonial Algeria.” Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Washington, D.C., November 2005.