As an educator and academic, Kris has spoken at multiple universities and conferences. Below are selected examples of past speaking events. To inquire about bringing Kris to speak at your event, please use the contact form.

Doing Embodied Black Feminism in Black Studies: A Roundtable
March 2019 | Panelist
National Council of Black Studies (NCBS) Annual Conference
Double Tree by Hilton
New Orleans, Louisiana

“Transform Your Hair!”: Black Femininity, Natural Hair, and (Re)negotiating Concepts of Beauty
November 2018 | Panelist
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference
Hilton Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

“Views From South Africa”: Nelson Mandela @100 Symposium
October 8, 2018 | Invited Panelist
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Black History Month African-American Film Series Panel Discussion
February 2018 | Invited Panelist
East Lansing Public Library
East Lansing, Michigan

It’s in the Feelings I Wear: Black Women, Natural Hair, and Re-Negotiations of Beauty
November 2017 | Panelist
National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference
Hilton Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland

#SayHerName: Race, Gender, Sexuality, and the US Police State
March 2016 | Guest Lecturer
After the Dream: Social Unrest, Hashtag Activism, and Inequality in Contemporary America
Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
East Lansing, Michigan

“I Love This Cotton Hair!”: Black Women, Natural Hair, and (Re)Constructions of Beauty
July 2015 | Panelist
Graduate Seminar Series
Thabo Mbeki Leadership Institute
Pretoria, South Africa

“Our Hair. Our Hearts. Our Way”: I Love This Cotton Hair
April 2015 | Invited Guest Speaker
Curlfriends Student Organization
Michigan State University
Eppley Center
East Lansing, Michigan