Association for Theatre in Higher Education: “Live Spectacle in the Tech Industry: From Demonstration to Transformation.” Annual Conference, Orlando, August 2019.
Program for the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College: “Feminist Media Studies: Method, Praxis, Pedagogy.” Invited talk, Northampton, April 2019.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies: “Pitch Contests: Promotional Cultures of Medial Emergence.” Annual Conference, Seattle, March 2019.
School of Film and Media Studies, Purchase College: “Dancing Drones: On the Rituals of Medial Emergence.” Invited Talk, Purchase, March 2019.
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College: “The Theater of Invention: Live Performance in the Tech Industry.” Salon, Amherst, February 2019.
Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College: “Boom! Spectacle and the Tech Demo.” Invited Talk, Boston, December 2018.
Association of Internet Researchers: “What Happens in Vegas: Tradeshows and the Making of the Internet.” Annual Conference, Montreal, October 2018.
International Communication Association: “Riot Practices: Immaterial Labor and the Prison Industrial Complex.” Annual Conference, Prague, May 2018.
Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College: “Fireside Chats: A Tech Industry Iteration of a Political Tradition.” Salon, Amherst, October 2017.
National Women’s Studies Association: “‘Affective Politics/Social Media.” Decoloniality, Montreal, November 2016.
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education: “It Works Like Magic: Theatrical Production and the Product Launch.” Spectacular Labor, Chicago, August 2016.
Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, McGill University: “Sexual Spectacle: The Erotics of Technology’s Demystification.” Queer Research Colloquium, Montreal, April 2016.
FemTechNet: “Pedagogies of Promotion: A Workshop in Play.” Signal/Noise: Feminist Pedagogy, Technology, Transdisciplinarity, Ann Arbor, April 2016.
Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University: “Magicians of Silicon Valley: Live Performances of Media Technologies.” Magic: Between Embodiment & Ontology, Montreal, February 2016.
Performance Studies Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education: “‘An Echo From the Past’: Technologies of Memory in the Carousel of Progress.” Vital Memories, Montreal, August 2015.
International Association for Media and Communication Research: “Expo Labor as Media Production: A Production Studies Approach to Media Labor Research.” Hegemony or Resistance: On the Ambiguous Power of Communication, Montreal, July 2015.
Studio XX and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies: “A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow: Walt Disney and the Failed Promise of Industrial Futurity.” Feminist Technics, Queer Machines: Inventing Better Futures, Montreal, November 2014.
Social Media Collective, Microsoft Research: “From Headlines to Hidelines: Upworthy and the Marketing Logic of Political Discourse. Invited presentation.” Cambridge, April 2014.
Department of Performance Studies, New York University: “Marxist Fembots in Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.” Living Labor: Marxism and Performance Studies, New York, April 2014.
Society for Cinema and Media Studies: “Performances of Labor Between Cinema and Macy’s Santaland.” Annual Conference, Seattle, March 2014.
Performance Studies international: “We Are Santa’s Elves: The Labor of Fantasy and the Fantasy of Labor.” Now Then: Performance and Temporality, Stanford, June 2013.
Performance Studies international: “Is This a Joke: Toward Impasse Comedy.” Now Then: Performance and Temporality, Stanford, June 2013.
Studio XX and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies: “Straying from the Path: Risk, Consumption and Little Red Riding Hood.” Whose Business is Risk?, Montreal, November 2012.
Performance Studies international: “Moving Image: Militant Mourning from AIDS to SIDS.” Camillo 2.0: Technology, Memory, Experience, Utrecht, May 2011
The Brooklyn Museum: “Shooting Heroines: On Dina Goldstein’s Fallen Princesses.” From Portraits to Pinups: Women in Art and Popular Culture. May 2011.