(1994, Winter), "Memory, Sickness, and Slavery: One Slave Girl's Story". American Imago: Special Issue on Women, 51:4.
(1991, Spring), "Hawthorne and the Politics of Slavery". Studies in the Novel Special Number: Hawthorne in the Nineties, 23:1.
(1988, Fall), Female Eroticism, Confession, and Interpretation in Nathaniel Hawthorne". Nineteenth-Century Literature, 44:4.
(1982), "Class, Character, and Landscape in Old Mortality". Scottish Literary Journal, 9:2.
“Mourning A Son at Wilson’s Creek,” Talk Sponsored by National Parks Service, Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Springfield, MO, March 2019
Keynote adress and teaching workshops at conference on Elizabeth Keckly, Burwell School Historic Site, Hillsborough, North Carolina (Nov. 2018).
Mary Todd Lincoln House, talk and workshops in honor of bicentennial of birthdays of Elizabeth Keckly and Mary Todd Lincoln (Oct. 2018).
Panel Discussion (2016, February). The Life and Times of Mrs. Keckly. Randolph Macon College, Department of History Film Series, Ashland, VA.
(2016, February). Harriet Jacobs, Property, and Slavery. Randolph Macon College, Department of History Speakers Series, Ashland, VA.
(2014, September). "Adelphi During WWI". World War One at 100: A Symposium.
(2013, March). Q & A: Mary L. and Lizzy K. Arena State Theatre, Washington, D.C..
(2011, April). Elizabeth Heyrick: Quaker Abolitionist. Adelphi University Works-in-Progress Series.
(2009, October). Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckly. Newberry Library, Chicago.
(2008, October). "Gender, Fraternity, and Masculinity in Lincoln's and Davis's America". The Filson Club 3rd Academic Conference.
(2008, July). Race and Place: African Americans in Washington from 1800-1954. Decatur House, Washington, D.C..
(2008, July). Abraham and Mary Lincoln. Library of America, NEH Teachers' Workshop, Brooklyn.
(2008, April). Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly. North Hempstead Country Club.
(2004, March). Women Writing Women's Lives. CUNY Graduate Center.
(2003, October). Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly. New School University, co-sponsored by the Committee for History and Writing Program, New York.
(2003, September). Roundtable Speaker, "Twenty-first Century Working Women Writing on Nineteenth-Century Women Writing Work". Society for the Study of American Women Writers, Fort Worth, TX.
(2003, June). Panelist, discussion of "The Bondswoman's Narrative.". Southern Women's Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
(2001, November). "Sacred History vs. Sacred Memory: Rewriting the Past". Lewis Miller Lecture Series, Northern Virginia Community College.
(2001, September). Elizabeth Keckly: 'Colored Historian' and Lincoln Memory. African American Intellectual Culture Lecture Series, Higgins School of Humanities, Clark University, Worcester, MA.
(2001, April). "Reshaping the Lincoln Marriage: Keckly, Herndon, andL 'The Secret Mary Lincoln,''. The Lincoln Symposium at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, TN.
(2001, April). The Problems of Biography: Mary Lincoln. The HIstory of Psychiatry Group, New York City.
(2000, May). "Reading the Reaction to Elizabeth Keckly's BEHIND THE SCENES". Monuments of the Black Atlantic: History, Memory, and Politics, Williamsburg, VA.
(1999, August). "Elizabeth Keckly and the Lincolns" Panel Discussion. THe Lincoln Forum, Sixth Annual Ford's Theatre Second Symposium, Washington, D.C..
(1999, March). Abraham Lincoln, Mary Lincoln, and Elizabeth Keckly". The Abraham Lincoln Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Annual Symposium, Washington, D.C..
(1999, February). 'When Bridget or Dinah Takes to Writing Books Instead. CCNY American Studies Lecture Series.
(1996, December). "Maternal Dynamics and Mixed-Race Identity in Harriet Jacobs and Kate Drumgoold". Forum on Psychoanalysis and Race, MLA Division for Psychology and Literature, MLA.
(1996, January). "Psychoanalysis and Slavery". Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society Annual Conference.
(1996, January). On Freud's 'Screen Memories'. SUNYAlbany Humanities Seminar, Albany, NY.
(1995, October). "Obituaries in Black and White". The Persistence of Memory, Conference, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
(1995, January). Writing and Identity in Autobiography. Diversity Lecture Series, SUNY Albany.
(1995, January). Representing the Slave's Suffering. Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Columbia University.
(1994, December). "Masochism in Women's Slave Narratives". MLA Conference.
(1993, May). Narrating a Life After Slavery. Grand Rounds, Harlem Hospital, N.Y..
(1992, April). Hawthorne and the Question of Women. Babcock Lecture, Hartwick College.
(1991, January). Bonds of Motherhood in Women's Slave Narratives. Humanities Institute, SUNY Albany.
(1988, March). The Works of Angela Carter. The New York State Writers Institute Lecture Series at the NEw York State Museum, Albany, NY.
(1988, February). Desire and Repression in Hawthorne's Novels. Humanities Institute, SUNY Albany.