Organizer and/or Chair for panels

Organized and hosted a Kensinger meeting at Bennington College to talk about latest work in East Africa, particularly as pertains to environmental issues and activity issues in East Africa, in the summer of 2019

Initiated the Peacebuilding and Human Rights program (curriculum tag: PAX) at the Center for Advancement of Public Action, Bennington College, Fall 2016. Our core objective is to educate and prepare students to build peace and to overcome issues faced by the communities they come from. Together with Susan Sgorbati, we hosted a think-tank to design a peacebuilding program at Bennington College on October 1st, 2016.

Organized a colloquium series on “Peacebuilding@Bennington,” Spring 2019, bringing speakers, sponsored by the Society, Culture and Thought and the Center for Advancement of Public Action. 

Panels organized/chaired include:

Internationalization of African Education, African Studies Association meeting in Washington, DC, December 1-3, 2016.

Diseases and Disasters, American Ethnological Society and Society for Urban, National, and Transnational Anthropology meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 14-17, 2011.

Agro-Circulation, with Jennifer Coffman (James Madison University) for the American Anthropological Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, November 17-21, 2010.

Youth Attachment to Core Values: Assessing and Imagining Social Connections Today, with Jennifer Coffman for the African Studies Association Meetings, New Orleans, LA, November 18-22, 2009.

Governing Kenya: Insights on Inclusion, Collaboration and Engagement from the 2007 Elections, roundtable with Jennifer Coffman for the American Anthropological Association  Meetings,  San Francisco, CA, November 19-23, 2008.

Managing Bodies in Today’s Kenya: Subjected and Regulatory Bodies in Politics, Conservation and Health with Jennifer Coffman for the African Studies Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA, November 16-19, 2006.

The Female Circumcision Discussion Continued: Embodying Tradition, Violence, and Social Resilience with Jennifer Coffman an invited session by the Association for Africanist Anthropology and the Society for Medical Anthropology at the American Anthropological Society Meetings, Washington, DC November/December 2005.

An Alchemical Wedding: Anthropology’s Modernist Past and the Innovative Present, with June Macklin (Connecticut College) at the American Ethnological Society Meetings, San Diego, CA, April 7-10, 2005.

The Cost of Education, with Katherine Snyder (Queens College, CUNY) at the African Studies Association Meetings in New Orleans, November 11-14, 2004.

Crises in Identity Formation, with Janice Stockard (Fairbank Center for East Asian Research)  at the American Ethnological Society Meetings, Atlanta, GA April 22-25, 2004.

Discourses on Maendeleo, with Katherine Snyder at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Washington, D.C., November 19-23, 1997.