KEYNOTES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

 

2020

Guest Presenter, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ (October 22, 2020)
“Who’s Looking at You: Surveillance in the Land of the Free,” Ninth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference
Title: “Surveillance, State Violence, Racial Boundary Making, and Local Policing”

Guest Lecturer, University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley (October 9, 2020)
Department of Political Science Colloquium on Policing, Borders, and Wall
Title: “Surveilling Blackness in 21st Century USA.: The Case of New York City”


2019

Panelist, Instituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais – IBCCRIM, São Paulo, Brazil (August 30, 2019)
Title: “The Legacy of the Central Park Jogger Case: The Implications for Racialized Policing and Surveillance in a Racial State”

Guest Lecturer, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (August 28, 2019)
Title: “Policing, Data Collection, the Rise of Information Capitalism, and New Forms of Racialization”

Guest Lecturer, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (August 26, 2019)
Title: “Policing, Data Collection, the Rise of Information Capitalism, and New Forms of Racialization”

Guest Lecturer, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil (August 21, 2019)
Conferência Internacional, durante o Seminário Violência e Administração de Conflitos
Title: “Policing, Data Collection, the Rise of Information Capitalism, and New Forms of Racialization”

Keynote Speaker, St. John’s University, Queens, NY. (May 18, 2019)
Title: “The Generation of Black Knowledge for Black Liberation”

Guest Lecturer, St. John’s University, Queens, NY. (March 2019)
Title: “The Significance of The Central Park Five Case to Contemporary Policing”


2018

Guest Lecturer, Hofstra University, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. (Oct. 9 & 17, 2018).
Title: “Surveillance, Policing, and the Central Park Five”

Presenter, Basic Reporting Seminar, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (August 29, 2018)
Title: “Some Considerations When Doing Police Reporting in the World of Big-Data Policing.”

Plenary Speaker, International Sociological Association
XIX World Congress, Quadrennial Meeting, Toronto, Canada (July 2018)
Title: “Surveilling Blackness in the 21st Century U.S.A.: Modernity/Coloniality, Objectivity and Contemporary Forms of Injustice”

Co-Discussant, St. John’s University, A Talk with Author Dr. Jeanne Theoharis, Queens, NY (March 2018)
Title: “A More Beautiful and Terrible History: How the Truth About the Civil Rights
Movement Informs Activism for Racial Justice Today”

Keynote Speaker, Maranatha Church of God, Battle Creek, MI (Feb. 25, 2018)
Title: “Racism and Anti-Blackness”

Presenter, Rev. St. John’s University, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Dinner (Jan. 29, 2018)
Title: “Challenges with Contemporary Racism”


2017

Presenter, Public Lecture, Rutgers University (December 11, 2017)
Title: “Surveilling Blackness in the 21st Century U.S.A”

Presenter, Basic Reporting Seminar, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (October 6, 2017)
Title “Covering News at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender in a “So-Called” Post-Racial World”

Plenary Moderator, The Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY (June 1-4, 2017)
Panel Title: “Herstory”

Guest Lecturer, Annual Women and Gender Studies Lecture
Manhattan College, Bronx, NY (April 5, 2017)
Title: “Tackling the Roots of White Nationalism in the American Experiment: The Social Justice Response”

Guest Presenter, St. John’s University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies/NYC DYCD Workshop (February 18, 2017)
Title: “Race, Place & Surveillance of Blackness in New York City: Patterns during the Bloomberg Administration”

Guest Presenter, St. John’s University, Vincentian Institute for Social Action, Hot Topics In Social Justice: Dialogue On Mass Incarceration In The United States (February 16, 2017)
Title: Contemporary Policing in the Era of Mass Incarceration

Guest Lecturer, Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Hampton Bays Public Library, Hampton Bays, NY (January 15, 2017)
Title: “Meeting the Change that is Coming”


2016

Invited Presenter, New York University, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public
Service, NY, NY
The Walter Stafford Project: Inequality in New York City: Symposium (Oct. 13-14, 2016)
Title: “Effects of Stop and Frisk: A New Construction of Blackness”

Plenary Speaker, Rutgers Digital Blackness Conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (April 22, 2016)
Title: “Race and Policing in the Culture of the Digital Era”

Panelist, Black Graduate Students Association, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, MA (April 20, 2016)
Title: “Learning from the Central Park Five: Visions of American Criminal Justice Reform”

Keynote Address, Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY (January 18, 2016)
Title: “Foundation of the Civil Rights Movement at the Heart of Black Lives Matter”


2015

St. John’s University, Dean’s Symposium on the Legacy of Dr. Rod Bush, Queens, NY (Nov. 9, 2015)
Guest Presenter: “The Role of the Black Scholar”

St. John’s University, Interdisciplinary Panel, “The War on Science,” Queens, NY (Nov. 5, 2015)
Title: ‘“Race Science”’ in the Culture of 21st Century America” [Organized by Dr. Irvin Hirshfield]

Guest Lecturer, City University of New York Law School, Queens, NY. (Oct. 28, 2015). Presentation to class.
Title: “The Central Park Jogger Case: Intersections of Law, Media, & Public Discourse”

Guest Lecturer. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (October 7, 2015)
Title: “Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story” (My book is assigned in the basic reporting class.)


2014

Guest Lecturer, The Central Park Five Case, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY (April 2014)
Title: “Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story”

Keynote Speaker, “Our Children, Their Stories: An Island-Wide Convening for Youth Justice Reform,” organized by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock, Shelter Rock, NY (March 2014)

Guest Lecturer: Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, (March 2014)
Title: “Savage Portrayals”

Book Talk, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, NY (February 2014)
“Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story”

Book Talk, Artspace Gallery, Patchogue, NY (February 2014)
“Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, & the Central Park Jogger Story”


2013

Guest Lecturer, Higgins Lecture, Clark University, Worcester, MA. (October 2013)
Title: “Savage Portrayals: Media Representations and the Lives of African-American Males.”

Invited Presenter & Moderator, Willkie, Farr, & Gallagher LLP, Diversity Speaker Series Luncheon, New York, NY (June 2013)
Title: “The Role of the Media in the Central Park Jogger Story”

Invited Presenter & Moderator, Willkie, Farr, & Gallagher LLP, Diversity Speaker Series Luncheon, Washington DC (June 2013)
Title: “The Role of the Media in the Central Park Jogger Story”

Guest Lecturer, Cornell University, The Central Park Five Film Screening (March 2013)
Title: “The Impact of the Central Park Five Case”

Invited Panel Presenter, New York Association of Black Journalists, “Central Park Five” Screening, New York, NY (March 2013)
MIST Harlem
Title: “The Role of the Media in the Central Park Jogger Story”

Guest Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin, College of Communication, Austin, TX (February 2013)
Title: “Race and the News Media”

Guest Lecturer, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Community Engagement, Austin, TX (February 2013)
Title: “Savage Portrayals: Images of Black Men in the Mainstream Media”

Invited Presenter & Moderator, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson, Professional Development Presentation, New York, NY (Feb. 2013)
Title: “The Role of the Media in the Central Park Jogger Story”

Invited Presenter & Moderator, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobson, Professional Development Presentation, Washington DC (Feb. 2013)
Title: “The Role of the Media in the Central Park Jogger Story”

Panel Presenter, Southampton Historical Museum, “150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Southampton, NY, (January 2013)
Title: “The Significance of the Emancipation Proclamation”


2002 – 1992

Keynote Speaker, Eastern Long Island Black Educators Association Annual Luncheon (Sept. 2002).
Title: “Making it Work: Creating a Collaborative Schools-Business Partnership that Empowers, Enriches, and Educates our Youth.”

Keynote Speaker, The College of New Jersey Fifth Anniversary Celebration of “unbound,” (April 2001).
Title: “Race, Gender and the Future of the News”

Guest Presenter, The Hampton Day School, Bridgehampton, NY (Nov 1999).
Title: “Racial Politics in Media Coverage.”

Guest Lecturer, Columbia University School of Journalism (Spring 1992).
Title: “The Life of a Daily Newspaper Reporter.” Presentation to class

 

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2019

Co-organizer & Presenter, “‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?’ Bruno Latour & The Need for a New Critical Science of ‘Science & Technology’ Symposium,” St. John’s Univ., Queens, NY (October 2019)
Presentation Title: Algorithms and Policing

Panel Organizer and Presenter, Association of Black Sociologists, New York, NY (August 2019)
Title: “The Legacy of the Central Park Jogger Case: Policing in Racialized Urban Spaces”

Presenter, Association of Black Sociologists, New York, NY (August 2019)

“Racial Inequality in New York Since 1965: Policing”


2018

Presenter, American Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA (August 2018)
Title: “White Nationalism and the Surveillance of Blackness”

Presenter, International Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada (July 2018)
Title: “Surveillance, Algorithms, and Democracy”

Panel Organizer, International Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada (July 2018)
Title: “Algorithms and Language”

Panel Co-Organizer, International Sociological Association, Toronto, Canada (July 2018)
Title: “Talking: An Act against Gender Violence”

Presenter, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Department de Gestio D’Empreses,
Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain) (June 7-8, 2018)
Language at Work: Research Advances in Social Sciences
Title: “The Language of Algorithms and the Changes in Police Work”

Presenter, Eastern Sociological Association, Philadelphia, PA (February 2018)
Title: “Racialized Surveillance and Policing in Brooklyn, New York”


2017

Presenter, Association of Black Sociologists, Montreal, Canada (August 11, 2017)
Title: “Oppression by Default: Algorithms in the Surveillance of Blackness”

Moderator, Association of Black Sociologists, Montreal, Canada (August 10, 2017)
Title: “Policing and Incarceration”

Presenter, St. John’s University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Conference (April 21, 2017)
Title: “Race, Place & Surveillance of Latino Communities in New York City: Patterns during the Bloomberg Administration”


2016

Presenter: American Sociological Association, Seattle, Washington (August 23, 2016)
Paper Title: “Black Twitter: Is it an Agenda-Setting Force in Traditional Media?”

Presenter: Association for the Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (August 4, 2016)
Paper Title: “Modern Mass Media: A Racial Project in the Development of the Socio-Economic and Political System in the U.S.”

Chair & Co-Organizer: International Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria (July 13, 2016)
Panel Title: “Re-Imagining Raced & Gendered Representations in the Public Sphere: Activism, Media and Justice”

Presenter, International Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria (July 11, 2016)
Paper Title: “Re-Defining ‘the Human’: A Necessary Step in De-Coloniality”

Presenter, International Sociological Association, Vienna, Austria (July 10, 2016)
Paper Title: “Race Science and Surveillance”


2015

Presenter, American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (Aug. 2015)
Paper Title: “The War on Drugs and the Shaping of Black and Latino Masculinities.”

Presenter, Media Sociology Preconference, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (August 2015)
Paper Title: “Black Twitter: A Racialized Space in the Public Sphere”

Co-Presenter, Association of Black Sociologists, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (Aug. 2015)
Paper Title: “Racial Formation in the Obama Era”

Presenter, International Social Theory Consortium, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK (June 2015)
Paper Title: “Lyrical Sociology: A New Turn in the Field? Can it Provide a Third Way Beyond the Meta-Narratives in Sociology?”

Presenter, Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY (Feb. 2015)
Author-Meets-Critic Session – Critique of my book Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, and the Central Park Jogger Story

Presenter, Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY (Feb. 2015)
Paper Title: “Reinscribing Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century” (Accepted)


2014

Presenter, Media Sociology Preconference, Mills College, San Francisco, CA (August 2014)
Paper Title: “Controlling Race in the Public Sphere: A Collaboration between the State and Media Capitalists” (Accepted)

Presenter, American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (August 2014)
Paper Title: “Racialized Conceptualizations of Rape in the Public Consciousness in the Era of Color-blind Racism”

Panelist, St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, NY (Feb. 2014)
Organizer & Panelist: “Media Impact of the Central Park Jogger Case”


2013

American Sociological Association, Annual Meeting, New York, NY (Aug. 2013)
Presentations: “Teaching Sociology with Memoir Writing”
“Reconnecting New Forms of Inequality to their Roots”

Panel Moderator: “Interrogating Inequality in a Socioeconomically Diverse Classroom: Lessons from a Sociology of Family Course”

Caribbean and Latin American Studies Committee, Annual Conference, St. John’s University, Queens, NY (November 2013)
Presentation: “Media Representations of Changing Immigration Laws & Policies”


2012

Byfield, Natalie. 2012. “Black Student Service-Learning Researchers: Agents for Change” Paper presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

Byfield, Natalie. 2012. “Using Writing as a Type of Methodology When Teaching Writing in the Disciplines.” Paper presented at the International Writing Across the Curriculum meeting in Savannah, GA.

Byfield, Natalie. 2012. “Racialization of Immigrants in Contemporary U.S. Society.” Paper presented at the St. John’s School of Law Symposium “Border Patrols: The Legal, Racial, Social and Economic Implications of United States Immigration Policy.”

Byfield, Natalie. 2012. “Narrative Analysis, Blurring the Lines between Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches.” Paper presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting in New York, NY.


2011

Byfield, Natalie. 2011. “Talking Your Way into a Legitimate Existence.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

Byfield, Natalie. 2011. “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Persistent Foundations in U.S. Racial Discourse.” Paper presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

Byfield, Natalie. 2011. “The Incorporation of Discursive Techniques in the Search for Justice in a World Marked by Imperialism, Colonialism, and Racism.” Paper presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.


2010

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. Getting Your Fingers Dirty with Data. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. Incorporating Human Rights in the Pedagogy: The Utilization of a ‘Sociology of the Black Experience’ Class to Study Restorative Justice. Presented at the Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meeting Atlanta, GA.

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. Voices From Inside: A Study of the Memoirs of Incarcerated Women. Presented at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. “Contemporary Gender Dynamics and Family Formations.” Moderated this panel at the Association of Black Sociologists Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. “New Language Forms in Computer-Mediated Communication.” Discussant for this panel at the International Sociological Association XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. “The Relationship between the Discourse of Restorative Justice and the Carceral System in the US”. Paper presented at the International Sociological Association XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Byfield, Natalie. 2010. “Developing Students’ Sociological Lens.” Paper presented at the 10th International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference in Bloomington, Indiana


2009

Byfield, Natalie P. August 2009. “Modern Newspapers and the Formation of White Racial Group Consciousness.” Paper accepted at a Roundtable of the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Byfield, Natalie P. August 2009. “Studying Race & Media: Is Reifying Race Unavoidable?” Presenter at the annual meeting of the Society of the Study of Social Problems. San Francisco, CA


2008

Byfield, Natalie P. September 2008. “At a Loss for Words: The Relationship Between Language & Institutional Structure.” Presented at first Sociological Forum of the International Sociological Association. Barcelona, Spain.

Byfield, Natalie P. August 2008. “An Analysis of the Social Construction of Race in the Newspaper Coverage of the Central Park Jogger Story.” Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Black Sociologists. Boston, MA.

Byfield, Natalie P. July 2008. “Positionality as a Sociological Tool: From Alvin Gouldner to Patricia Hill Collins,” Presider’s statement at session I co-organized for the annual meeting of the Society of the Study of Social Problems. Boston, MA.

Byfield, Natalie P. April 2008. “Resolving a Critical Methodological Problematic When Studying Race and the Media: A Case Study of an Analysis of the Newspaper Coverage of the Central Park Jogger Story.” Faculty Research Forum, St. John’s University.

Feb. 2008. Moderator, Student Roundtable. Annual conference of the Eastern Sociological Society.


2002 – 1994

Nov. 2002. “Models/Tools for the Classroom,” Presenter at conference titled, Gendering the Diaspora: Women, Culture and Historical Change in the Caribbean and the Nigerian Hinterland, Dartmouth College, Hanover New Hampshire.

Feb. 2002. “How the Media Shapes our Understanding of Race,” Presentation to The Hampton Day School Staff at Faculty Development meeting.

April 2000. “Independent Media: People, Networks & Movements: How do we Continue to Create Sustainable Alternative to Corporate Control of Information?” Panelist at a Project Censored conference titled Press Freedom, Fordham University

April 1999. “The Capitalization of Politics,” Panelist at conference titled, Local Politics/Global Change The Graduate School and University Center The City University of New York

Nov. 1998. “Race, Gender & What’s ‘Newsworthy,’” Presentation at “Metanoia ’98” a teach-in at Purchase College, State University of New York

Spring 1997. “The Workings of the Media,” Presentation at Annual Conference of New York City Scholastic Press Association held at New York University

April 1994. “The Role of the Media in Shaping Public Opinion,” Presenter at Revson Fellows conference at Columbia University

“Who’s Looking at You: Surveillance in the Land of the Free,” Ninth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference