Presentations

Invited Talks

“Seeing What’s Right in Front of Us: Climate and Attention in The Bone Clocks.” Awe & Attention Symposium. University of Utah. Salt Lake City, February 2018.

“Topic Modeling.” Understanding the Digital Humanities Lightning Talk Event. Digital Matters Lab, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, November 2016.

“Topics and Tropics: Biodiversity and the Digital.”  Princeton University Center for Digital Humanities. Princeton, April 2016

“Sustainability and Diversity in Octavia Butler’s Dawn.” Contemporary African American Literature Invited Guest Lecture. UC Santa Barbara, October 2012. 

 

Conference Papers

"European Explorers and Primordial Pasts." American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), UCLA. March 2018.

""Future/Death of the Library: A Collaborative Topic Modeling Project." With Rebekah Cummings and Anna Neatrour. Digital Humanities Utah 3 (DHU3). Utah State University. February 2018.

"Seeing What's Right in Front of Us: Climate and Attention in The Bone Clocks." Awe and Attention Symposium, University of Utah. February 2018.

"Mapping the Vertical Atmosphere: From Balloon Flights to SciFi." Modern Language Association (MLA), New York. January 2018.

"Particular Atmospheres." American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands. July 2017.  

“Digital Humanities as a Work in Progress: Topic Modeling and the ‘What is Digitial Humanties?’ Genre.” Digital Humanities Utah (DHU2). Salt Lake City, February 2017.

“Islands in the Aether Ocean: Science Fiction and the Myth of the Island Paradise.” Modern Language Association (MLA). Philadelphia, January 2017.

“Droughts of the Future in the Literature and Art of the American West.” American Studies Association (ASA) Annual Conference in Denver, CO, November 2016.

“Free as a Bird: Neoliberal Conservation in Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom.”  American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Annual Conference at Harvard, March 2016.

“Natural History at the End of the World: Seed Banks, Database, Apocalypse.” Costs of Abstraction Conference at Rutgers University, March 2016.

“Does Disability Have a Place in Utopia?”  NeMLA Annual Conference at Susquehanna University, April 2014.

“Biodiversity as Accounting.”  American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference at NYU, March 2014.

Chair, panel: “Time in the Anthropocene.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference at University of Knasas, May 2013.

“A Space for Justice: Messianic Time in the Graphs of Climate Change.”  Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference at University of Kansas, May 2013.

“Urban Rainforests: movement, fragmentation, and imperial botany in San Francisco’s Cal Academy of Sciences and Barcelona’s CosmoCaixa.” Urban/Jungles Conference at Stanford University, October 2012.