Panelist. “Doing the Knowledge: Regional Histories and Contexts in Canada.” One Hundred and Fifty Futures of Hip Hop in Canada, Ryerson University/The Drake Hotel, Nov. 2-4, 2017.

“She a Yardie: Translocalism and Jamaican/Canadian Identity in the Music of Michie Mee.” IASPM-Canada Annual Conference, University of Toronto, May 25-27, 2017.

Guest Speaker. “Check the Technique: Hip Hop Lecture/Interview Series.” Western University. March 15, 2017. Hosted by Roozbeh Showleh.

“Innis on Ice: Examining NHL Hockey as a Space-Binding Medium.” The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next  International Conference, University of Toronto, October 13-16, 2016.

“Translocality and the Articulation of a Jamaican/Canadian Identity in Toronto Hip-Hop.” “It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At”: International Hip Hop Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, June 23-25, 2016.

Moderator. (Re-)Covering Musics Graduate Conference. Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario. March, 21, 2015.

“To the Beat of Its Own Drum: Issues of Authorship Within the Aural Aesthetic  of Hip-Hop Sampling.” Authorship in Music – An RMA Study Day. March 6-7, 2015, University of Oxford.

“The Number One Set and Sound: Exploring Reggae’s Performative Techniques in the Music of KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions.” Oregon State University Hip-Hop Festival and Symposium. October 17, 2014, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

“BaKardi Slang: Negotiating a ‘Janadian’ Identity in the Music of Kardinal Offishall.” Race & Place in Hip-Hop Beyond the US – African Studies Association UK’s Biennial Conference. September 9-11, 2014, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

“Digital Diaspora: The DJ’s Role in Disbanding Data and Genre Hybridity.” PopLife: The Value of Popular Music in the Twenty-First Century. June 6-7, 2014, University of Northampton, UK.

“An Orchid Grows in Motown: Capturing Aura in J Dilla’s Donuts, a Response to Walter Benjamin.” Interface 2014 – Transmediating Culture. May 2-3, 2014, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON.

“An Orchid Grows in Motown: Capturing Aura in J Dilla’s Donuts, a Response to Walter Benjamin.” Joint Meeting of the NYSSL Chapter of AMS and the Niagara Chapter of SEM. April 26-27, 2014, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

“On the Fly: How DJs Spun Technology and the Digital Revolution Took Flight.” African American Music in World Culture – Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle For Freedom. March 17-22, 2014, Boston University, Boston, MA.

“It’s Not in the Manual: Digital Technology and the Future of the DJ.” Quebec Universities English Undergraduate Conference (QUEUC). March 15-16, 2013, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, QC.

Guest Lectures

“The Canadian Recording Industry.” Nov. 30, 2016. Western University. Undergraduate class instructed by Dr. Daniel Robinson.

“Canadian Hip-Hop Pioneers.” Dec. 1, 2014. Carleton University Music Department. Undergraduate class instructed by Dr. Anna Hoefnagels.

“From the Street to the Studio: Hip-Hop’s Technological Innovation.” April 3, 2014. University of Houston.  Undergraduate class instructed by Dr. Katherine L. Turner.



Lo-fi and Wi-fi: Conjuring Creativity & Performance. Oct. 19, 2012 at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre. Darrell Bell, Robin Davies, Denisa Krausova, Zoe Lauckner, Brent Pretty, Niel Scobie, Marshall Soules, and Marian van der Zon.

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“Repetitive. Startling. Sequence. Machine.” DATASTREAM 4: Proliferating Signs & Cultural Layers – Jan. 12th, 2012 at the Nanaimo Art Gallery. Listen here.