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Selected Recent Presentations/ Events

  • Workshop on “AI in the English Classroom,” New Zealand Association for the Teaching of English conference, Nelson, NZ. July 2023.

  • “ ‘A Road Map for an Otherwise’: Narrating ‘Radical Care’ beyond the Anthropocene in West Papua. Research Seminar for the University of Adelaide, Department of English & Creative Writing, May 2023.

  • “Writing Oceanic Care.” Seminar for Wai Aotearoa, Stout Centre, Wellington, NZ, May 2023.

  • Chair and presenter, “Stories of Environment and Disability from Oceania.” Paper: “Munitions, Debilitation, and Oceanic Care in John Waromi’s Anggadi Tupa.” Australian Association for Pacific Studies, Canberra, April 2023.
  • “Palm Oil Voices.” Keynote for CU Boulder’s Center for Asian Studies, Feb. 2023.
  • “War Waste’s Occupations in John Waromi's Anggadi Tupa,” conference on Literature’s Occupations, Feb. 2023.
  • Presenter, "Global Visions of Modernity from Oceania" at the Cultures of Modernity Conference. Auckland, Dec. 2022.
  • Presenting for "Feeling Gulfs, Sensing Seas: Ocean Ecologies from the Pacific to the Atlantic" at the American Studies Association Meeting. New Orleans, Nov. 2022.
  • “Not Without Story: Mapping Geographies of Palm Oil in Borneo and West Papua.” American Comparative Literature Association Meeting. Online, June 2022.

  • Guest Speaker for California's Eroding Coastline podcast, " 'Knee Deep': Foregrounding Indigenous Authors." With Alison Maas for Bodega Marine Lab and UC Davis. April 2022.

  • Guest Speaker for 'How the Humble SPAM Became a Go-To Food in Hawai'i', video by Tiffany Chang for The Click. 27 Jan. 2022.
  • Hui Co-convenor, "Writing Illness," NonfictioNow, Wellington, NZ. Dec 2021.
  • Guest Speaker for The Deathwalker's Guide to Life (podcast). 12 Dec 2021.
  • Seminar Participant, "The Poetics of Sovereignty," American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Virtual. April 2021.

  • Roundtable, “Indigenous Art and Activism along the Mississippi River and its Tributaries,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. Toronto, Canada. May 2020 [Cancelled due to Covid-19].

  • Paper, “Poetic Text(ile)s: Material Genealogies and Trans-Pacific Writing with Penina Ava Taesali and Emelihter Kihleng,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Seattle, WA. Jan. 2020: Winner of the Annette Kolodny Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship, presented by the Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages.

  • Paper, “What to do with SPAM? Gastro-Poetics in Militarized Seas,” Presidential Fellow Speaker Series, Northwestern University. 30 Oct. 2019.

  • Invited Speaker, Creative Thinking Project, University of Auckland, New Zealand. 16 Sept. 2019.

  • Invited Speaker, Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Career Diversity Summer Workshop on collaborative projects and career diversity in the humanities. Chicago, IL. 26 Jul. 2019.

  • Roundtable Chair & Organizer, “Wansolwara: The Trans-Indigenous Ocean With West Papua,” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. Waikato, NZ. June 26-29, 2019.

  • Invited Speaker, Narrative writing workshop for the Prison & Neighbourhood Art Project (PNAP). Stateville Correctional Centre, 18 Apr. 2019.   

  • Paper, “Contaminate, Contamination: Thinking Dirty in the Marshall Islands,” Keyword Roundtable for the Waste Matters Symposium, Kaplan Institute Environmental Humanities Workshop Series. Northwestern University, 11 April 2019.

  • Invited Talk, “West Papua in the New Oceania: Through a Literary Lens,” as part of the New Oceania Literary Series at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, 13 March 2019.

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