Chair and organizar of panel. “Fuera de sí': escritores cubanos en España después de los 90”. Latin American Studies Association Conference. Chicago. May 2014.
Paper presenter. “Los endemoniados: Diáspora cubana y escritura en España”. Latin American Studies Association Conference. Chicago. May 2014.
Discussant of the panel. “Post-Soviet Cuban Film”. Latin American Studies Association. Conference. Chicago. May 2014.
Paper presenter. “Havana Rises in Madrid: Exile, Post-Colonialism and the Editorial Market in the 1990s”. Radical Caribbeans. Stone Center for Latin American Studies. Tulane University. October 2013
Paper presenter. “Our Revolutionary Friends. Spanish Republican Exiles in Cuba” Mid Atlantic Conference of Hispanic and Latin American Studies. Lincoln, Nebraska. October 2012.
Paper presenter “Strangers in their Homeland: Indianos Write on Cuba” Latin American Studies Association conference, San Francisco, May, 2012
Chair and organizer of the panel. "Imagining the 60s in Film, Narrative and Visual Arts" paper presented "Reescrituras de los 60. Alfredo Guevara y Gutiérrez Alea para la posteridad" Bildner Center for Graduate Studies CUNY. April 2011
Paper "Remembering Cuba, with Childhood Memories" 8th International Conference of the Cuban Research Institute. Miami, February 2010.
Paper "Postcards from Abroad: the Cuban Special Period through Spanish Eyes" Queens University, Canada. May 2009
Chair and Organizer of the panel "La isla infinita. La producción cultural cubana a partir del Período Especial" paper presented "Cuba en el pensamiento. Ensayos cubanos al final del siglo" Latin American Studies Association Conference. Montreal. September 2007
Paper "Havana This Instant. The Construction of Everyday Life in the Special Period" MLA (Modern Language Association). Philadelphia, December 2006
"Maestra voluntaria y Por llanos y montañas. Dos recuentos del yo femenino alfabetizador" Coloquio Internacional . Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba. February 2005
Invited talks (selection)
Shakespeare in context. Much Ado About Nothing as set in pre-revolutionary Cuba. A conversation with the audience. Washington Shakespeare Theater. Washington DC., December 11th, 2011. Follow-up interview with Daniel Marks, Theater Commentator of Washington Post
"The Poetics of the Socialist Vanguard in Cuba" in The Aesthetic of Revolt: Latin America in the 1960s. University of Maryland, College Park. April 2011
Keynote Address at Georgetown University Special Collections Exhibit. "Cuban Visual Culture: Film Posters in a Revolutionary Era." March 2009
"Political Imaginaries in Latin America: Reverberations on the Contemporary Left." Worshop at Indiana University. May 2007