Selected Lectures: 2009-2016

  • “Women’s Homicide Under the Law,” Christopher Newport University, Newport News, March 2016.
  • “A House of One’s Own and the American Dream: Arthur Miller and Lockean Economics,” Arthur Miller Society, Brooklyn Heights, Fall 2015.
  • “Heroes, Villains and Spies of the Underground Railroad”,*

Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA. February 21, 2010.

  • “Stories of Escape on the Underground Railroad”, *

Historic Thomas Massey House, Newtown Square Historic Preservation Society,     September 22, 2009.

  • “Women’s Emancipation in Turkey” Slide-illustrated lecture

Presented at Keystone Mercy Health System

  • “Women, Reform and Islam”, University of Delaware, 2010.
  • “Underground Railroad in Philadelphia 1830-1860, Series” 1995-2013.

 Selected Presentations: 2009-2013

“How did Pennsylvania Abolitionists Contribute to Black Freedom?” Marple Historical Society, March 12, 2013.

“Pride, Prejudice and Dissent: Abolitionist Attitudes towards Colonization in the 19th Century,”  Philadelphia, March 24-27, 2010, 42nd Annual Liberian Studies Association Conference.

Transformation and Transference in Elif Safak’s Novels”, Boston, February 26-28, 2009.

Pottstown Historical Society, Pottstown, PA September 15th, 2003.

Free Library of Philadelphia Queen Memorial Branch, April 19, 1997.

Free Library West Oak Lane Branch, February 28 1996.

State Correctional Institute, Smithfield, PA. July 21, 1995.

Dauphin County Uptown Library, Harrisburg, PA., February, 1995.

Free Library Eastwick Branch, Philadelphia, PA., February, 1995.

Free Library Northwest Regional, Germantown, PA., February, 1995.

U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Philadelphia. PA. February, 1995.

Warren County Historical Society, Warren, PA., May 23, 1994.

Atwater-Kent Museum, Philadelphia, PA., March 26, 1994.

Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA., March 22, 1994.

“Different Shades of Islam: Women’s Rights in Turkey,” This slide-illustrated lecture was presented at following institutions:

Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, Pa. May 2, 1995.

Neumann College, Aston, Pa.  March 15, 1995.

Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa.  April 22, 1994.

“Women’s Writing in Turkey: Latife Tekin’s Tales from the Garbage Hills,” Turkish Cultural Week, Swarthmore College, Philadelphia, Pa., and April 10, 1994.

Invited Discussant, “Africa and the West”, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA., February 10, 1995.

Invited Lectures – Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Other Non-profit Organizations 

  •  “How did Pennsylvania Abolitionists Contribute to Black Freedom?”   Historic Thomas Massey House and Marple Historical Society, March 12, 2013.
  • “Heroes, Villains and Spies of the Underground Railroad”, February 21, 2010, Mercer Museum, Doylestown, PA.
  • Through an Epic Journey: East Meets West in Istanbul”, Atlanta, January 29-31, 2009, Alliances Conference, Kennesaw State University, Georgia.
  • Commonwealth Speaker: “Discovering Pennsylvania’s History of Underground Railroad”. Darby Township, PA. Senior Center, February 19, 2009.
  • Commonwealth Speaker:   “Abolitionists and Anti-Slavery Organizations in Pennsylvania”. School for Seniors, Darby, PA. February 2008.
  • “Turkey’s Bid to Join the European Union and the Challenges” Haverford College, March 21, 2007.