Books & Chapters



“Addressing Educational Disparity with Digital Technology Distribution,”              2019

National Communication Association Annual (NCA) Annual Convention


“A Critical Race Theory Approach to Interpersonal Communication,”                     2019

National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention

*Top Student Paper Award


“Autoethnographic Engagements: Surviving with/in Scholarship” (panelist),          2019

National Communication (NCA) Association Annual Convention


“Performatively Unpacking the Race Talk”

  • We Are Annual Let’s Talk Racism Conference, Durham, NC                                2019

  • Black Communities Conference, Durham, NC                                                       2019

  • Free Speech Conference: Finding Expression in Contested Public                    2019

Spaces, UNC Greensboro


“The Talk” 

  • National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention                      2018

  • ACCelerate Conference, on behalf of Innovate Carolina, Washington D.C.      2018


“Trauma-Informed Performance-Based Intervention for Marginalized Youth,”     2018

National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention


“Aspiring Beyond the Achievement Gap: An Analytic Transformation in                2018    

Education,” National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention

*Top Paper Award


“Reframing ‘The Talk’: Aesthetics of Resisting Negative Biotropes of Black             2018

Youth,” National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention


“Pipelines to Pathways:  Empowering Marginalized Youth of Color Through         2018

Embodied Performance,” Black Communities Conference, Durham, NC




The Power of Words Storytelling Workshop

  • Assoc. of Maternal and Child Health Title V Programs, Washington, D.C.         2019

  • UNC Chapel Hill Maternal and Child Health Center                                              2019

  • Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank Partner Training                           2015


The Talk, one-man show written and directed by Sonny Kelly

  • Syracuse University                                                                                                    2020

  • Fayetteville State University’s Fine Arts Series                                                       2020

  • African American Heritage Society, Pensacola, FL                                                2019

  • Carolina Public Humanities, K-12, Chapel Hill, NC                                                2019

  • USA Transactional Analysis Association 50th International                                2019

        Conference, “Promoting Equality and OKness: Healing the

        Divisions in Our World,” Raleigh, NC

  • StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance and Bulldog                      2019

       Ensemble Theater, Chapel Hill and Durham, NC


“Talking The Talk: A Performance-Centered Approach to Diversity and Inclusion”

  • Carolina Public Humanities, K-12                                                                            2019

  • Kenan Flagler School of Business, UNC Chapel Hill                                             2019   


“From Sidekicks to Superheroes: The Importance of Positive Black                        2018

Protagonists in the Development of Self-Concept for Youth of Color,”

NC State University’s African American Cultural Center


“Winning the Dope Game:  A Youth Workers’ Guide to Combating the Draw of   2015

Sex, Drugs and Technology Among Teens,” North Carolina Juvenile Services

Agency Conference, Carolina Beach, NC