Presentations

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Conference Papers

“Narratives of Transformation in Native American and First Nations Women’s Comics,” International Conference on Narrative, New Orleans, LA, 5-8 March 2020

“Flight and Fight: Apocalyptic World Building in the Speculative Fiction of Louise Erdrich and Rebecca Roanhorse,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting (ASA), Honolulu, HI, 7-10 November 2019

“Narrative Instability as Fictional Power in LeAnne Howe’s Shell Shaker,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA), Chicago, IL, 3-6 January 2018

“Driving To, Driving Through: The Road as Performed Space in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference(PAMLA), Western Washington University, 9-11 November 2018

“Demanding Representation in the Narrative Hijinks of Erika Lopez’s Flaming Iguanas,”International Conference on Narrative, McGill University, 19-22 April 2018

“Travels with Turtle in Search of Kinship,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference (ACLA), UC Los Angeles, 29 March-1 April 2018

“Critical Pedagogy Initiative: Why Teach Literature?” (with Corinne Bancroft), Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA), New York, NY, 4-7 January 2018

“The Altering Axes and Common Coordinates of Cynthia Kadohata’s The Floating World and Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North,” Thinking Its Presence: The Ephemeral Archive Conference, University of Arizona, 19-21 October 2017

“The Affective Road Trip in Patricia Highsmith’s The Price of Salt,” American Literature Association Annual Conference (ALA), Boston, MA, 25-28 May 2017

“Limits of Ideology on Utopia in Marianne Wiggin’s John Dollar,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference (PAMLA), Pasadena, CA, 11-13 November 2016

“‘What Did They Expect to Find?:’ Audience and Intention in Wanda Coleman’s The World Falls Away,” 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference “Re/Inventions: Alterna[rra]tives,” CSU Long Beach, 7 April 2014

“Performing Agency to Take the Blame in LeAnne Howe’s Shell Shaker,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA), Vancouver, Canada, 8-11 January

“Memory as Identity in Contemporary Native American Literature,” 3rd Annual Native American Studies Graduate Student Symposium, UC Davis, 17-18 April

Roundtables and Guest Lectures

“Humanities Behind Bars: Notes on Abolitionist Praxis and Captive Study,” Roundtable at the Modern Language Association (MLA), Seattle, WA 9-12 January 2020

“Teaching Foundations in the Humanities to Incarcerated Students,” Humanities in Prison Symposium, UC Santa Barbara, 26 April 2018

“Jurisdiction, Sovereignty, and Ojibwe Literary Resistance in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House,” Guest lecture in Introduction to U.S. Minority Literature, UC Santa Barbara, 21 May 2018

“LeAnne Howe’s Narrative Performance,” Guest lecture in Twentieth Century Native American Novel and Narrative, UC Santa Barbara, 12 February 2015

Conference Organization

Panel Co-organizer, “Imagining the Future of Resistance: Speculative Fiction and the Aesthetics of Social Transformation,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting (ASA), Honolulu, HI, 7-10 November 2019

Panel Organizer & Chair, “Urban Poetry I: Riots and Rebels” & “Urban Poetry II: Politicizing Performance Spaces,” American Literature Association Annual Conference (ALA), San Francisco, CA, 24- 27 May 2018

Panel Organizer & Chair, “Off the Road: Travel and Road Trip Narratives, Fragments, and Aesthetics,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference (ACLA), UC Los Angeles, 29 March-1 April 2018

Conference Organizer, The American Cultures and Global Contexts Center Conference: Contact: The Sovereign Body and Realized Zones of Community,” UC Santa Barbara, 23 April 2016

Panel Organizer, “Choctalking and Shell Shaking with LeAnne Howe,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA), Vancouver, Canada, 8-11 January 2015