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Selected writings, publications, and presentations:

  • Opening Speaker – Black History Month 2018, Blue Valley High School, Overland Park, Kansas.
  • “Community Development System Evaluation: The Kansas City Case,” (October 2017). Co-author of paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning meeting.
  • Kansas City Design Center (2017, August). Introduction to Community Engagement. Workshop presented to graduate students from Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.
  • Race, Class and Capital in Kansas City (2017, February). Presenter with the Center for Neighborhoods + AUPD – University of Missouri Kansas City. Kauffman Conference Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
  • fonza, a. (2013, July). Would a Non-Sexist City Be Enough? Womanism, Feminism and Visions of Urban Development. Paper presented at the AESOP-ACSP Joint Congress. Dublin, Ireland.
  • fonza, a. (2013, June). Black Women, Atheist Activism, and Human Rights: Why We Just Cannot Seem to Keep It To Ourselves! CrossCurrents. 63, 2, 185-197.
  • fonza, a. (2012, December). “Through the Fire”: Womanism, Feminism, and the Dialectics of Loving Attachment. Planning Theory and Practice. 13, 4, 610-616.
  • fonza, a. (2012, December). Book review: The Good City: Reflections and Imaginations, by A. B. Jacobs, London: Routledge 2011. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 32, 497-498.
  • fonza, a. (2012, April). Principal Organizer, Hite Lecture with Dr. Alfred Babo, Visiting Lecturer from Smith College and the University of Bouake, Ivory Coast. Sponsored by the Institute of International Education – Scholar Rescue Fund, hosted by the Public Administration Department, Clark Atlanta University.
  • fonza, a. (2012, February). Re-Membering Springfield: Black Women’s Narratives on Space and Place in Springfield, Massachusetts. A paper presented at the Conference on the Black Experience: Celebrations of Black Women in American History and Culture. Paine College, Augusta, Georgia.
  • fonza, a. (2011, October). ‘It’s Caldonia’s Turn Now!’ Exploring Black Women’s Perspectives on Urban Planning and Local History in Springfield, Massachusetts. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Oral History Association. Denver, Co.
  • Recommended Writings (and writings where my published work or my ideas are cited or referenced):
    • Jenkins, j.r. (2020). “Is Religiosity a Black Thing? Reading the Black None in Octavia E. Butler’s “The Book of Martha,” in Project Muse, Pacific Coast Philology. Penn State University Press, Vol. 55, 1: 5-22
    • Kendrick, k. (June 2019). No Thanks: Black, Female, and Living in the Martyr-Free Zone. Berkeley: She Writes Press.
    • Everest, p.j. (Spring 2017). “From Douglass to Coates: Religion, Liberation and African American Autobiography.” Thesis, University of Oslo.
    • Barnesmoore, l. r. (2017). “Conscious Evolution, Social Development and Environmental Justice,” in Environment and Social Psychology. Vol. 2 (1): 1-14.
    • Bey, m. (2015, Fall). “She Had a Name that God Didn’t Give Her: Thinking the Body Through Atheistic Black Radical Feminism,” in Journal of Feminist Scholarship. Vol. 9: 1-17.