Research Conference Presentations

“A Drag Primer: Situating RuPaul’s Drag Race Within Academic Drag Studies,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 2018

“Roundtable – Sontag and the Camp Aesthetic,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Indianapolis, IN, March 28, 2018

“The T-Word Debate: Camp Humor and Trans Subjectivities in the Age of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Berkeley, CA, April 8, 2016

“‘Excuse My Beauty!’: Camp Referencing and the Politics of Memory Activation on RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Seattle, WA, March 22, 2016

“‘Wir Sind Alle Freaks’: Elevating White Gay Male Oppression through Freak Discourse on American Horror Story,” QGrad LGBT Studies Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2015

“Homonormative Freakshow: Elevating White Gay Male Oppression by Normalizing Ableism on American Horror Story,” Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 2015

“Excuse My Beauty”: Camp Referencing and the Politics of Memory Activation on RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 17, 2015

“Homonormative Freakshow: Elevating White Gay Male Oppression by Normalizing Ableism on American Horror Story,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 1, 2015

“Horizontal Approaches to Disability Studies: Complicating Pedagogy through Interdisciplinarity and Engaged Scholarship,” College English Association Caribbean Chapter, Mayagüez, PR, March 13, 2015

“Performing Trans* Identities and Challenging Homonormativity: Ursula as Camp critique in Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Logan, UT, April 12, 2014

“Busted!: Failed Gender Re-Orientation and the Grotesque Drag Body,” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 27, 2012

“‘The Shade of It All’: RuPaul, Camp Capitalism, and the race to redefine Drag,” Chew On This Lecture Series, World Arts & Cultures/Dance, Los Angeles, CA, October 9, 2012

“Busted!: Failed Gender Re-Orientation and the Grotesque Drag Body,” Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Panel Chair, April 20, 2012

“Through the Eyes of my Adversaries: Prop 8 and Constructing Queer Subjects, Communities,” Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 2009

“If These Stalls Could Talk: Gendered Identity and Performativity through Latrinalia” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Louisville, KY, October 24, 2008

“If These Stalls Could Talk: Gendered Spaces and Identity Construction in Latrinalia” Western States Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Davis, CA, April 10, 2008

“Bringing Down the Panopticon: Socially-defined Sexual Deviancy in Forster’s ‘The Obelisk,’” National Sigma Tau Delta conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 29, 2007

 

Guest Lectures

“Processes of Enfreakment,” Introduction to Disability Studies, California State Los Angeles, October 17, 2017

“Intersectional Approaches to Disability Studies: Queerness and Madness,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, February 21, 2017

“Addressing Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom,” Teaching Assistant Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, November 18, 2016

“Mad Studies and Disability Studies in Conversation,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, November 15, 2016

“Intersections Between Queer and Disability Studies,” Introduction to LGBT Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, July 7, 2016

“Queering Disability Studies,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, July 6, 2016

“Intersections Between Queer and Disability Studies,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, May 9, 2016

“Camp, Drag, and Walt Disney,” Introduction to American Folklore, University of California, Los Angeles, November 18, 2015

“An American Horror Story: Freak Shows, Disability, and Cultural Others,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, October 29, 2015

“Facilitating Difficult Conversations,” Teaching Assistant Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, October 9, 2015

“‘I Just Want to Help’: Reconsidering Giving through Disability Studies,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, October 5, 2015

“Problematizing Charitable Giving Through a Disability Studies Lens,” Perspectives on Disability, University of California, Los Angeles, June 29, 2015

“Drag Performance and/as Queer Folklore,” Introduction to American Folklore, University of California, Los Angeles, February 3, 2015

“Trans Identities: Language and Performance,” Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, July 3, 2014

“Camp Cultural Practice and Queer Identity,” Myth & Ritual, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2, 2014

“Myth and the Invention of ‘Others,’” Myth & Ritual, University of California, Los Angeles, May 14, 2014

“Introduction to Trickster Figures,” Myth & Ritual, University of California, Los Angeles, April 16, 2014

“Introduction to Gender Performativity,” Theories of Performance, University of California, Los Angeles, November 18, 2011