Recent Presentations

2020 Encounters: Radical Women Artists, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT 5 November

2020 Monuments of the Past / Structures of the Present, UConn, 24 September

2018 Southwestern Art Historians Conference (SWAHC), Taos, New Mexico, 10-13 October

2017 “Cooperative Aesthetics: Labor, Digital Landscape, and the American West,” Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop, HASTAC, James Madison University online workshop, 12-18 June 2017

2017 “TSA Body Scans: Surveillance and Post-Privacy Crises of Masculinity,” Staging 21st-Century American Crises, Valencia, Spain, 9-11 March

2016 “Landscape or Documentary? Photographic Modernity and Photographic Modernism,” (invited) Expérimentations dans les arts visuels au début du vingtième siècle: Mexique, Etats-Unis, Cuba, Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, 8 June 2016

2016 “Roads to Region: Vernacular Photography and the Cold War West,” “Regional Becomings in North America,” Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès, 8-9 April 2016

2016 “Bodies of Documentation: Barbara DeGenevieve’s Panhandler Project,” 7th International Symposium on Staging America: Staging American Bodies, Université de Nice, 17-19 March 2016

2015 “Gender and Digital Landscapes of the American West,” invited feature panel speaker, Western Literature Association Annual Conference in conjunction with the Nevada Art Museum, Reno, NV, 13-16 October 2015

2015 “Irrelevant? Sex and Censorship in the Post-Privacy Era,” invited roundtable speaker, “Irreverent: A conversation about sex and censorship, College Art Association annual conference, February 14, 2015, NYC

2014 “Surveillance From Stereographs to the TSA,” invited lecture, Mellon Interdisciplinary Sophomore Research Seminar “Secrecy: Power, Privilege and the Invisible,” Connecticut College, November 17, 2014

2014 “Hiding in Plain Site: Landscape Photography Under Postwestern Skies,” invited lecture, The Politics of Visibility: Landscapes of the American West, one-day symposium, Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, March 2014 (paper delivered in absentia)

2013 “Pornography and Surveillance,” invited lecture, Mellon Interdisciplinary Sophomore Research Seminar “Secrecy: Power, Privilege and the Invisible,” Connecticut College, November 11, 2013

2013 “On the Road with Robert Frank: Photography and the Cold War-era United States,” invited lecture, Rhode Island College, February 25, 2013

2012 “After Ansel: Issues in Contemporary Western Landscape Photography,” William Benton Museum of Art, December 5, 2012

2012 “The Nude Revealed: Eroticism in French Painting,” Gallery Talk in conjunction with the exhibition, Medieval to Monet: French Paintings at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Wadsworth Atheneum, November 2, 2012

2011 “Ansel Adams and the West, in Theory,” Western Literature Association Annual Conference. Invited lecture in conjunction with Ansel Adams: A Legacy, exhibition at the Missoula Art Museum, October 7, 2011

2011 “Digital Proximities: Internet Art and the Economies of Porn,” Speaking of Photography series 2011-12 (Other speakers: Deborah Willis, Shelley Rice, Anthony W. Lee, Tanya Sheehan), Concordia University, Montréal, 8 November 2011

2011 “Picturesque Truths: Gender, Domesticity, and the Road in Post-War Arizona Highways Magazine,” Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference, Wolfson College, Oxford University, 16-18 September 2011

2011 “Kant at Yucca Flat: Aesthetics and Politics in Western Landscape Photography,” Humanities and the Arts: Politics and Aesthetics (panel), Humanities Institute 10th Anniversary Conference, “Understanding the Past, Transforming the Future,” University of Connecticut, April 7-8, 2011

2011 “Internet Art and the Digital Economies of Porn,” National Art School, Sydney, Australia, 3 March 2011

2011 “Digital Proximities: Internet Art and Pornographic Economies,” closing keynote lecture, Erotic Screen and Sound: Culture, Media and Desire Conference, Centre for Public Culture and Ideas, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 15-18 February 2011

2011 Chair, “Of Mother Nature and Marlboro Men”: Deborah Bright’s Critique of Landscape Photography 25 Years Later,” panel session organized for the College Art Association annual conference, New York, February 2011