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American Sociological Association Annual Meeting

Online, August 7, 2021

Presented “The Hipster Gentrifiers: How Customers of an Independent Coffeeshop Justify Neighborhood Change” in Consumption and Urban Change Refereed Roundtable

Presented “Designed for Digital Engagement: Lessons Learned from All-Online Teaching” in Teaching and Learning Symposium

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Washington D.C., April 20, 2019
Presented “Pinkwashing Out in the Dark” in the Film Category

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA, April 10, 2019
Presented “Politics of Piety and Women`s Participation in the Arab Spring” and presided over session on Arab Spring

SEWSA (Southeastern Women’s Studies Association) Conference: Envisioning a Feminist and Queer South
Oxford, MS, March 8, 2019
Presented “Queer Eye Gazes Forward: Futurity, Camp, and the Black Church” on a panel called “Feminist and Queer Transformations of the Church”

Southeastern College Art Conference: Y’all
University of Alabama at Birmingham, October 20, 2018
Presented “(Il)liberal Portraiture in the Age of Trump” in Raising a Fist: Art and Politics session

Reframing the Constitution: Futures of the Fourteenth Amendment
Rice University, October 6, 2018
Spoke in a panel on “Race and Citizenship”

Recording of Presentation

Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Disability Studies and Disability Activism: Emerging Disability Issues- Varieties of Disability Activism and Disability Studies
The University of Malta, Silema Malta, May 4, 2018
Presented as part of a parallel session: “Installation art as queer aesthetic: A case study”

Recording of Presentation

American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference: Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference”
Atlanta, Georgia, November 16, 2017
Engaged in the working session: “Residual Transgressions: Rethinking Memory, Time, and Performance Research Practices”

Southeastern College Art Conference: Microscopes and Megaphones
Columbus College of Art & Design, October 25, 2017
Presented on the conference theme of “new approaches to understanding the forms and structures of embodied knowledge embedded in artistic and art historical labor, creativity, and practice”

International Conference on Disability Studies, Arts, and Education
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki Finland, September 28, 2017
Spoke as part of a larger panel on disability art as public pedagogy

Breaking Silences: Sex, Sexuality, & Disability
Wright State University, September 24, 2017
Facilitated a lecture-style breakout session combining queer and crip theory

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability
Ohio State University, April 13, 2017
Led a concurrent session entitled “Rainclamation: How installation art can reclaim space, transform collective suffering into poetic resistance, and bring aesthetics into utilitarian space”

Critical Junctures-The Work of Art: The intersections of race, sexuality, gender, and disability
Emory University, March 17, 2017
Presented art installation Rainclamation, and led discussion entitled “Rainclamation: How installation art can reclaim space, and combine aesthetics and disability.”

Discussing my work after the session with a fellow Critical Junctures attendee, I was able to draw more connections between arts, academia, and activism.



In June 2018 I was asked to moderate a panel on disability activism and the state of community work. I facilitated for an audience of about fifty people at an event designed to raise awareness of intersectional disability issues.

Recording of Panel Discussion

Wake Forest University, Introduction to Sociology, “Gender and Violence” March 6, 2020

  • At invitation of professor engaged students in active learning exercises
  • Incorporated lecture material, student feedback polling, and concept mapping

Davidson College, Queering the Middle East, “Pinkwashing in Out in the DarkMarch 22, 2019

  • At invitation of professor introduced students to the film Out in the Dark and analyzed it as a visual text connected to pinkwashing and the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
  • Met with students for a mentoring breakfast on the topic of applying to graduate school