Talks and Presentations

Invited Lectures

“Queer Speculative Imaginaries and the History of the Future.” Invited speaker for Dennis Turner Memorial Lecture (DeRoy Lecture Series). Wayne State University, December 11, 2015.

Keynote Speaker / Guest of Honor at Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference 2015: The Science Fiction We Don’t (Usually) See. SUNY Stony Brook, June 25-27, 2015.

“From Transformative Works to #transformDH: Digital Humanities as (Critical) Fandom.” Invited speaker in the Digital Dialogues series, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities. October 21, 2014.

Invited speaker at Agents of Change: 40th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon, Eugene. November 9, 2013.

“Living in the Future: Speculative Fiction and Queer Time.” Keynote address at Imagined Alternatives: A Graduate Symposium on Speculative Fictions. English Department, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. October 18-19, 2013.

“How to Remix the Future: Queer Fandom and the Reconfiguration of Media Time.” Graduate student keynote at Queer Studies and the Future: Midwestern Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 24-25 February, 2012.

“Life After Television: Fan Video Remix and the Reconfiguration of Media Time.” Backward Glances: Media, Perversion, Historiography. Symposium at Northwestern University. 11-12 November, 2011.

“Remixing Pop Culture: Subverting Gender and Sexuality with Remix Videos.” Public event with Julie Levin Russo and Jonathan McIntosh, organized by Anita Sarkeesian ( at California State University, Northridge. March 25 2010.


Invited Workshops and Panel Discussions

Invited panelist for “Digital Amphibians: Parallel Lives and Media Publics.” Composing Disability Conference, George Washington University, April 8 2016.

Invited panelist for “Trigger Warnings: Should You, Could You, Would You?” Panel organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, University of Maryland College Park, March 30 2016.

Invited panelist for “Women and Gender Studies in Practice: Past Presents and Speculating Futures” at Interventions: University of Maryland College Park Women’s Studies Graduate Student conference. October 24, 2016.

Invited panelist for “Remix Culture and Copyright.” National Library Week event at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. April 13, 2013.

“How Not to Bore and/or Alienate Your Audience: a Workshop on Presentation Design.”
Invited by Graduate and Professional Student Senate, USC. April 13, 2012.


Selected Conference Presentations

“Choose Not To Warn: Affect and Pedagogy Across Fannish and Academic Feminist Networks” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 12-15, 2015.

Chair and respondent, “Digital Death Worlds: Mediating Necropolitics.” American Studies Association Annual Conference. Toronto, October 8-11, 2015.

Panelist and panel co-organizer, “Vidding as Media Literacy.” VividCon, Chicago, IL, August 8-10, 2015.

“Queer Love and Media Justice: Critical Fandom as Speculative Feminist Praxis.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Montréal, March 25-29, 2015.

Panelist and roundtable organizer, “#feelingthrills in the Digital Undercommons: Tumblr’s Intimate Publics.” American Studies Association Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA, November 7-10, 2014.

“Queer Cinema Remixed Straight? Vidding, Aesthetics, and Born in Flames.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Seattle, WA. March 19-23, 2014.

“Living in the Future: Science Fiction’s Queer Cultural Politics.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Chicago, IL. January 9-12, 2014

“Women and Children First? Feminist Eugenics, Imperial Futures, and the Reproduction of Racial Utopias.” American Studies Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC, November 21-24, 2013.

“Women and Children First? Feminist Eugenics, Imperial Futures, and the Ambiguity of Utopia.” Critical Ethnic Studies Association. September 19-21, 2013, University of Illinois-Chicago.

“Building an Academic Community for the Digital Age.” Video contribution to panel at HASTAC 2013: The Storm of Progress. Toronto, April 25-28, 2013.

“Media Love or Media Justice? Toward a Genealogy of Critical Fandom” on panel “Race and Gender Politics in Science Fiction Media Cultures.” Science Fiction Media: the 2013 Eaton/SFRA Conference. Riverside, CA, April 11-13 2013.

Panelist and roundtable organizer. “Speculative Turns in Culture and Critique: A Collaborative Exploration.” Modern Language Association Convention. Boston, MA. January 3-6, 2013.

Panelist and workshop organizer. “Marginal Digital Knowledges: A Workshop on Technology, Transformation, and Resistance.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 10-15, 2012.

Seminar participant. “On Speculation: Fiction, Finance, and Futurity.” Cultural Studies Association. University of California, San Diego. March 28-April 1, 2012.

Panelist and roundtable organizer. “Transformative Mediations: Queer and Ethnic Studies and the Politics of the Digital.” American Studies Association Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. October 21-23, 2011.

“Borrowed Time: Critical Fandom and Queer Temporality through a Cylon Digital Remix Machine.” LA Queer Studies Conference 2011. UCLA. 14-15 October, 2011.

“The History of No Future: Reproductive Deviance and the Politics of Futurelessness in Katharine Burdekin’s Swastika Night.” No Future Conference. University of Durham, England. 25-27 March, 2011.

“The Future Stops Here: Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men and the Limits of Liberal Possibility.” Eaton Conference on Global Science Fiction. University of California, Riverside. 11-12 February, 2011.

“Vidding as Activist Critique” at panel “From Wikipedia to Vidding.” Digital Media and Learning Conference 2010. University of California, San Diego. February 19-20, 2010.

“An Archive of One’s Own: Ephemera, Legitimacy, and Subcultural Memory Online.” PCA/ACA National Conference 2009. New Orleans. 8 April, 2009.

“Doing Boys Like They’re Girls, and Other (Trans)Gendered Subjects: the Queer Subcultural Politics of ‘Genderfuck’ Fan Fiction.” LA Queer Studies Conference 2008. UCLA. 10-11 October, 2008.

“Televisual Transformation and its Discontents: Slash Fan Fiction, ‘Queer Female Space,’ and Race.” Console-ing Passions, UC Santa Barbara, 24-26 April, 2008.

“Queer World Building in Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower.” Representing Self and Other: Gender in the Fantastic. 28th International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 14-18 March 2007.

“Queering Dhalgren: Space, Time and the Incoherent City.” Samuel R. Delany: a Critical Symposium. State University of New York at Buffalo. 23 March 2006.


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