I regularly offer public lectures, workshops, and readings at universities, galleries, and other venues. Contact me for booking details.

Recent and Upcoming Events

Creative Nonfiction Workshop. BreakBread Literacy Project. January 2021.

"Afrofuturist Archives: Preserving Hip Hop Culture in the Digital Age," Bennington College, Music Mondays, November 2020.

"Arrangement of the Sensible: A Conversation with Brian Massumi and Erin Manning from SenseLab," co-hosted with Kenneth Bailey, Social Emergency Response Center, Design Studio for Social Intervention, November 2020.

"Is It Too Late for Collapse? A Conversation with Alexandre Monin and Cypriene Tesset from the Collapse Network & Brian Michael Murphy," Social Emergency Response Center, Design Studio for Social Intervention, November 2020.

Reading from We the Dead, Pasadena City College, November 2020.

"How Not To Read a Book: Using Sources Effectively and Efficiently," First-Year Forum Workshop, Bennington College

Poetry Reading (remote), Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA. September 2020.

“Rap Lyrics in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” music history course, Songlines: 1000 Years of Music and Poetry, guest lecture, taught by Joseph Alpar, November 2019


“Data Bodies and Dataveillance,” guest lecture, dance course, Experiential Anatomy/Somatic Practices, taught by Elena Demyanenko, October 2019


“Black Genius,” guest lecture, music history course, Black Music Division—A Retrospective, taught by Michael Wimberly, Bennington College, May 2019


“Black Music is Black Music,” presentation in the Paul Robeson House (Deane Carriage Barn), Reflections on Black Music Division Exhibition Bennington College, April 2019


Panelist, “Dance at Bennington Presents: Guest Artist Miguel Gutierrez in Conversation,” Bennington College, February 2019


Panelist, “The Role of Journalism in a Divisive Age,” Moderated by Vermont State Senator Brian Campion, Center for the Advancement of Public Action, November 2018

"Beautiful Decay," Faculty Works, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, September 2018

“We the Dead: Media Preservation and the Future of Memory in America,” Bennington College, Bennington, VT, March 2018

“Dystopian Fiction and the Future,” Vermont Humanities Council Annual Fall Conference: The Double-Edged Sword of Technology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, November 2017


“I Am Not Your Meme: Social Media and the Resurrection of James Baldwin,” The Clemmons Family Farm, co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, Charlotte, VT, September 2017


“The Art of Biotechnology: 3-D Printed Bones, Microbial Selfies, and Living Colors,” Stoplight Gallery, Waking Windows Festival, sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council, Winooski, VT, May 2017


“Touchscreen Headstone: Speculations on the Digital Afterlife,” Blue Stool Speaker Series, Champlain College, Burlington, VT, April 2017


“The Cloud is Not a Cloud: The Physical Footprint of Our Digital Lives,” Public Lecture for the Vermont Humanities Council’s Ideas on Tap Series. Arts Riot. Burlington, VT, November 2016


Keynote Panel Speaker, Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, Capital University, Bexley, OH, April 2016


“Is This a Lynching Image?: Forgotten Archives of White Supremacist Violence,” Media and Film Studies Program, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, April 2016

© 2018 by Brian Michael Murphy