Appearances

Selection of Recent Lectures and Videos

  • Toward a Critical Queer and Trans Economic Anthropology. November 23, 2019. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Vancouver.
  • Consent and Vulnerability in Anthropological Practice. November 21, 2019. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Vancouver.
  • “Desiring Otherwise: Queer Horizons of Activist and Academic Knowledge.” September 30, 2019. Center for the Humanities Lecture, Wesleyan University.
  • “A Queer Baccalaureate.” May 26, 2019. Commencement Faculty Address, Wesleyan University.
  • Queer/ed Spaces; Anthropological Openings. November 16, 2018. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA.
  • Anthropological Engagements with Queer Theories, Part II: Queering Theories, Theorizing Queerness. November 14, 2018. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Jose, CA.
  • “Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times.” November 10, 2018. National Women’s Studies Association in Atlanta, GA.
  • Feminist and Queer Ethnography on the Move. August 14-17, 2018. EASA Biennial Conference at Stockholm University, in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • “Queer Otherwise: Making Knowledge at the Boundaries of Academia and Activism.” April 22, 2018.  Keynote Lecture for Lavender Languages 25, at Rhode Island College,
  • “Queer Otherwise: Activist Visions of Sexual and Economic Justice.” December 2, 2017. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington DC.
  •  “Toward Complicity: Queer Left Activist and Academic Knowledge Making.” November 17, 2017.Annual Meeting of the National Women’s Studies Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • In conversation with Chelsea Manning. November 15, 2017. Wesleyan University, Middletown CT.
  • “Toward Complicity: Making Queer Left Activist and Academic Knowledge,” Keynote Lecture for Borderlands: A Critical Symposium. April 21, 2017. University of Connecticut.
  • Making Suffering Visible: Critique in Queer Left Activism and Anthropology.” March 9, 2017. Wheaton College Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities.
  • “Making Suffering Visible: Critique in Queer Left Activism and Anthropology.” October 20, 2016. SUNY New Paltz.
  • “Making Suffering Visible: Critique and the Optimism of Queer Left Activism and Anthropology.” November 16-20, 2016. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN.
  • “Connection and Contestation in Queer Anthropology.” July 20-23. 14th EASA Biennial Conference. The University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
  • “Collaboration and Complicity: Desire’s Limitations in Queer Left Activism/Academia.” May 13-14. Society for Cultural Anthropology meetings. Cornell University, Ithaca NY.
  • “Visions of Sexual Justice.” February 23, 2016. UMass-Amherst, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies.
  • Panel discussion on Paris is Burning, Charter Oak Cultural Center. February 19, 2016. Hartford, CT.
  •  “Epistemological Entanglements: Proximity and Desire for Knowledge,” November 20, 2015.Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Denver, CO.
  • “Critical Desires / Queer Anthropology.” Oct 16, 2015. CUNY Graduate Center, Anthropology Program,
  • Queer/Art/Poetics Conference: The Art of Queer Theory. May 2015. Wesleyan University.

Videos of Lectures

  • “Introduction to Queer Theory.” In Theory Lecture Series, Wesleyan University. Watch video
  • “Sex Wars, Redux” at “Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism Now” Symposium at Northeastern. Watch video
  • Summary comments at the Feminist Theory Workshop at Duke University. Watch video
  • “Cultural Trauma, National Memory: BDSM Play with Slavery and Fascism.” Center for the Humanities Lecture. Watch video