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Department of American Studies 

University of Iowa

129 E. Washington Street 

Jefferson Building Room 724

Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1418




Dr. Whaley has given invited talks and keynotes at many universities, libraries, and museums, including University of Oxford, Michigan State University, Harvard University, the New School For Social Research, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Grinnell College, Dickinson College, and James Madison University. To contact or book Dr. Whaley for a workshop, guest lecture or keynote, please fill out the form below and you will receive a reply within 3-7 days. Lecture subjects are below. Honorarium: workshops are 1,500 and lectures and keynotes are 2,500 (travel and accommodations are separate). A sliding scale is available for student groups and community centers.

Lecture Topics:

  • Film, Race, and Representation (lecture)

  • The Black Image in Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Anime (lecture)

  • Artistic Production, Cultural Studies & Curator Work (lecture)

  • Poetry, Art, and Activism (literary reading and lecture)

  • Black Studies and the digital humanities (lecture)

  • Mental (Dis)ability in Popular Culture and Literature (lecture)

  • Stuart Hall: Legacies and Influences (lecture)

  • The American Studies movement (New Directions & Foundations) (lecture)

  • Digital humanities and Ethnic Studies scholarship (lecture)

  • Black music subcultures (lecture)

  • Black Greek-letter Organizations (lecture)


  • Achieving diversity, equity and inclusion goals in the workplace, hiring practices, and retention (Dr. Whaley is certified in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training. Click on the Icon for verification ---->)

  • Engaging wider publics and extending the reach of your scholarly monograph (workshop)

  • Graduate education & the mentor/mentee relationship (workshop)

  • Graduate education and the digital humanities (workshop and talk)

  • Teaching comics in the classroom (workshop)

  • Theory and Method in Comics Studies Scholarship (workshop)



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