Public Talks

2014 public lecture presented in collaboration with Honeypot Performance's Juke Cry Hand Clap:

Micah Salkind, “Let Me Tell You, There Was a Place: A Brief History of Cartography as It Relates to the Mapping of Chicago Social Cultures,” Public Talk presented at the Juke Cry Hand Clap, MANA Contemporary, Chicago IL, October 11, 2014.


2014 moderated panel curated in collaboration with The Illinois Humanities Council, Kristen Kaza and Eric Williams, hosted by Williams and The Silver Room:

Maurice Chaytor, Kristen Kaza, Craig Loftis, and Shaun J. Wright. “The Illinois Humanities Council Presents: Old School/Future Classics.” Panel, The Silver Room, July 10, 2014.


Review by Chicago Windy City Times

2014 experimental lecture conceived of and performed in collaboration with Latham Owen Zearfoss. Links to audio and text are live on the Chances Dances website:

Micah Salkind and Latham Owen Zearfoss. “Borderless Musical Imaginaries Mixtape: House, Chances and Recuperating Queer Genealogies.” Performance/Lecture presented at the Extinct Entities, Links Hall, Chicago IL, January 26, 2014.


2014 panel curated in collaboration with The Chicago History Museum and the Out at CHM committee featuring Monica Hairston-O'Connell, Robert Williams, Alan King and Derrick Carter:

Alan King, Robert Williams, Derrick Carter, Micah Salkind, and Monica Hairston-O'Connell. “The House That Chicago Built.” Panel presented at the Out at Chicago, The Chicago History Museum, January 30, 2014.



Micah Salkind. Do You Remember House?: Chicago’s Queer of Color Undergrounds. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

2016 essay published by Chances Dances for their 10 year anniversary Platforms exhibition catalog:

Micah Salkind, “Chances Dances at 10 - or Seeing All Your Friends at Once (In The Brown Punk Commons),” in Platforms: Ten Years of Chances Dances, (Chicago, IL: Chances Dances, 2016), 92–104.

2015 essay on the racial types used in the woodblock printing of broadsheets published by New York's Henry Marsan Publishers in the Spring 2015 edition of the Providence Public Library's Occasional Nuggets series:

Micah Salkind, "Curious Ephemera From The Harris Collection on The Civil War and Slavery," Occasional Nuggets 5, no.1 (Spring 2015), Providence, RI: The Providence Public Library.

2013 essay on Providence Rhode Island's post-industrial evolution in Myrna Breitbart's edited volume, Creative Economies in Post-Industrial Cities:

Micah Salkind, “Scale, Sociality and Serendipity in Providence, Rhode Island’s Post-Industrial Renaissance,” Cultural Economies in Post-industrial Cities, ed. Myrna Breitbart, (London: Ashgate. 2013), 33-57.

2012 review of Miles White's From Jim Crow To Jay Z: Race, Rap and The Performance of Masculinity for H-Net online:

Micah Salkind, Review of White, Miles, From Jim Crow to Jay-Z: Race, Rap, and the Performance of Masculinity, H-Ethnic, H-Net Reviews, March, 2013.

2011 response to Diana Taylor's keynote address at the national Imaging America conference for the organization's Forseeable Futures publication:

Micah Salkind, “Places, Things, Practices: Diverse Digital Archives and The Curatorial Episteme,” Forseeable Futures, Syracuse, NY: Imagining America. Winter, 2011.

2009 article in the South African graduate student journal, PostAmble (the archive of which is now out of online publication). The piece still resides on a blog I created around the essay that attempted to map the sonic geneology of kwaito music:

Micah Salkind, “Kwaito Culture and the Body,” PostAmble, University of Capetown: South Africa, 2009,