Talks

Invited Talks

  • “You Are on Indian Film: Reading Mohawk Documentaries as Treaty Literature,” Native American Studies Research Colloquium, University of Oregon, January 30, 2019
  • “Moralized Road Maps and Trans-American Migration Routes,” Tea Speaker Series, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, October 25, 2018
  • “Signs and Numbers: Rand McNally’s 1917-1926 Auto Trail Maps and the Emergence of the Encoded Highway,” Texas Map Society Fall Meeting, UT Arlington, October 6, 2018
  • “Lines and Fences: Inscribing and Describing the California Border Wall,” Undocumented California: An Evening of Readings and Music, co-sponsored by Boom California and the California Historical Society, Cine Tonalá, Tijuana, BC, Mexico, October 5, 2017
  • “Maps of Rage/Maps of Respect: Moralized Cartography and Trans-American Migration,” Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellow Lecture, CMAS, UT Austin, May 2, 2016
  • “Land in Formation: Imaginative and Temporal Geographies in Chicana/o and Indigenous American Literature,” American Indian and Indigenous Collective Research Focus Group, UCSB, February 23, 2014

Conference Presentations

  • “Genres for (Un)documentation: Diary and Copia, or Literature as ‘Paper Knowledge,’” Modern Language Association Annual Convention (MLA), Seattle, WA, January 2020
  • “Routes and Characters: Theorizing, Designing, and Revising Moralized Cartography,” North American Cartographic Information Society Annual Meeting (NACIS), Tacoma, WA, October 2019
  • “Writing Home with a Map: Margaret Pearce’s Decolonizing Cartography,” Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Annual Conference (HASTAC), Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 2019
  • “Rutas y Personajes: Theorizing and Designing a Moralized Road Map of Trans-American Migration,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting (AAG), Washington, DC, April 2019
  • “Implicated in the Map: A Poetic Archaeology of Folding in 20th-Century Cartographic Practice,” MLA, Chicago, IL, January 2019
  • “Welcome to the [Blank]dome: The 20th- and 21st-Century Evolution of the Dome as Architectural Space and Artistic Symbol,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Conference (ASAP), New Orleans, LA, October 2018
  • “‘The map will be considered unfinished’: Cultural and Technical Narratives for Mapping the American Indian Land Base,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting (NAISA), Los Angeles, CA, May 2018
  • “The Devil Is in the Data: Migrant Bodies, Data Bodies, and Chicanx Border Stories,” MLA, New York, NY, January 2018
  • “The Horror of Authenticity: Designing and Denying Histories of Racial Violence in Two Films about Abraham Lincoln,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2017
  • “Rutas y Personajes: Critical Cartography of Migration as Theory and Practice in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies,” National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Annual Meeting, Irvine, CA, March 2017
  • “Border Troubles: Teaching and Learning with Threshold Concepts in Two Disciplines,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX, April 2016
  • “‘A stately pleasure-dome’: The Astrodome at the Intersection of Race, Class, and Climate Control,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting (ACLA), Harvard University, March 2016
  • “Borders of Brush: The Brush Arbor as Literary and Ceremonial Architecture,” NAISA, Washington D.C., June 2015
  • “Telling/Counting/Mapping: Narrative Cartography of Settlement by Glen Dawson and Margaret Pearce,” ACLA, University of Washington, March 2015
  • “You Are on Indian Film: Transborder Moviemaking in the Movement Years,” MLA, Vancouver, BC, Canada, January 2015
  • “Five and Twenty Fences: The U.S.-Mexico Border Fence as a Photographic, Literary, Typographic, and Digital Object,” UCSB Transcriptions Research Slam, May 2014
  • “Over the Line: Escalations of Capital, Concrete, and Wire,” ACLA, New York University, March 2014
  • “Bundling, Binding, Sketching, Assembling: Formal Invention in Chicana/o and Indigenous American Literature,” MLA, Chicago, IL, January 2014
  • “Transnational Folds and Their Implications: Questioning the ‘Logical Routes’ and ‘Advantageous Communications’ of Three Folding Maps of the American Borderlands,” ACLA, University of Toronto, April 2013
  • “New Witnessing, Old Testimony: Can Crowd-Sourcing Technology Help Us Reimagine Indigenous Contagion Narratives?” Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium, UCSB, May 2012
  • “Cowboys, Indians, Posthuman Dynamos!: Machinic (other)Worlding in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West,” PechaKucha Night, Visual Studies Conference, UC Irvine, April 2012
  • “Counting Sheep: Navajo Livestock Reduction and the Creation of a Dream Landscape,” ACLA, Brown University, March 2012