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“Disgust, Contagion, and Animal Bodies” [panel chair] Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Wayne State University, MI, June 2017

“Literature, Activism, and Public Discourse,” Comparative Literature and Vegan Studies (invited talk), UC Santa Barbara, CA, June 2017

“Humanities and Sciences: Intersections,” Roots and Branches: Journal of Humanities and Sciences, New York University, NY, April 2017

“Literature and the Anthropocene,”  [moderator] Animal Studies Initiative and Environmental Humanities Series, New York University, NY, April 2016

“Environmental Justice and the Greek Crisis,” Rethinking the Environment, Remaking the Human, Remarque Institute, New York University, NY, March 2016

“Vegan Athletes,”  [moderator] Animal Studies Initiative and Environmental Humanities Series, New York University, NY, March 2016

“Reaching People Beyond the Academy,” Beyond the Professoriate, New York, NY, May 2015

“Environmental Humanities: the formation of a field,” NYU Sustainability Task Force Spring 2015 Conference, NY, April 2015

“Uneven Natures: Life at Sea in Steinbeck,” American Comparative Literature Association, New York University, NY, March 2015

“John Steinbeck and Embodied Risk,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, January 2014

“Environmental Justice, Pedagogy, and the Limits of Empathy,” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Lawrence, KS, May 2013

“Science & Fiction: Protest and Embodied Risk,” Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, March 2013

“Natural Disasters: Gender and Environmental Justice,” Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, February 2013

“Digital Publication: Scholarly Journals at the Edge (a Roundtable),” American Literature Association (invited participant), San Francisco, CA May 2012

“Culinary Counterculture: Junk Food and Junked Bodies,” Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 2012

“Mapping Illegible Bodies in Cherríe Moraga’s Heroes and Saints, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, January 2012

“The Biopolitics of Ethnicity in Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex, Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, January 2012

“Toxic and Illegible Bodies in Cherríe Moraga’s Heroes and Saints, American Studies Association of Turkey, Alanya, Turkey, November 2010

“Mapping Liquidity,” American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA, May 2010

“Consumptive Regimes and Ethnic Bodies in Stealing Buddha’s Dinner,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009

“Transnational American Studies: Theory and Practice of an Online Journal,” California American Studies Association, University of California, Santa Barbara, April 2009