Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Talks and Conference Papers

“Suspicious Narratives: The Body as Archive in Edith Eaton’s Writing,” Unsettling Archives, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, July 7-9, 2022.

“Cripping the Colonial Archive: Dis/Entangled Lives and Dis/Abling Bodies of Knowledge,” Entangled Diasporas: Shadow Archives in Black, Queer, and Postcolonial Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, July 13, 2018

“Blood as Property: Constructions of Citizenship and Kinship under Settler Colonialism,” 11th Biennial MESEA Conference, Ethnicity and Kinship: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Family, Community and Difference, University of Graz, May 30 – June 2, 2018

“When the Facts Reach the Sphere of the Law”in conversation with Agnieszka Kilian and Paolo Patelli and with artistic contributions by Aga Piksa, Book Launch, Dreams & Drama: Law as Literature, NGBK, Berlin, January 29, 2018

“When the Facts Arrive on Law Territory” in conversation with Agnieszka Kilian and with artistic contributions by Aga Piksa, HIT Gallery, Bratislava, October 18, 2017

“Queer of Color Critique,” Roundtable Discussion with Sandra Chatterjee, Anja Michaelsen, Zairong Xiang, and Layla Zami; Race, Power, and Privilege in Academia, Humboldt-Universität zuBerlin, July 27-28, 2017

“Leftovers: Access, Personhood, Land, and Capital,” Roundtable Discussion with Juliann Anesi, Lee Ann S. Wang, and María Rocío Zamora; Contentious Claims: Negotiating Ownership in Law and Culture, Universität Osnabrück, August 12, 2017

“Counting Heads and Talking Papers: Bureaucratic Documentation and the Management of Racialized Bodies,” Fictions of Management, FU Berlin, December 8-10, 2016

Students’ Committee Forum: Lightning Shorts, On Projects in Progress; Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are, Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, Denver, CO, November 17-20, 2016

“From Social Reform to Social Control: Bureaucratic Governance and the American Eugenics Movement of the Early Twentieth Century,” Neurosis & Social Transformations, University of Duisburg Essen, February 18-19, 2016

“The Affective Life of Racism and a Critical Desire for Objectivity,” Who Can Speak and Who is Heard/Hurt? Ethnic Diversity, ‘Race’ and Racism in American Studies in Germany, University of Tübingen, January 17-19, 2016

“The Powers and Failures of Documentation: Racial Classification and Late 19th-Century Practices of Bureaucratic Surveillance,” The Failed Individual, University of Mannheim, November 12-14, 2015

“Paper Empires: Race, Ethnicity, and the Compulsion to Document in the Gilded Age,” Empire & Neurosis, 3rd Conference of the Postgraduate Forum “Postcolonial Narrations,” University of Duisburg Essen, October 8-10, 2015

“The Skin as Interface: On the Digitalization of the Body in Affect Theory” London Conference in Critical Thought, University College London, June 26-27, 2015

“‘I would prefer not to be a little reasonable’: Occupy Wall Street and the Affective Investment in Melville’s Bartleby,” Claiming Space: Reconfigurations in Times of Crisis, Freie Universität Berlin, May 24-25, 2013

“Strategic Authenticity: Male Pregnancy and the Renaturalization of the Transgender Body,” Gender*Queer*Workshop, Saarland University, June 30 – July 1, 2011

“Through the Looking Glass: Transatlantic Emotional Culture and the Problem of Mimesis,” Between Global Village and Global Dump: Placing America in a Transnational World, Leipzig University, March 22-23, 2010

“‘Everything is a copy of a copy of a copy’: Psychological and Structural Doubling in David Fincher’s Fight Club,” Student Colloquium of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, November 2, 2009

“A Black Adam in Switzerland: ‘In-Betweenness’ and the Pitfalls of Genre in the Pool Group’s Borderline,” Student Colloquium of the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, May 27, 2008

“Transgender Bodies and Male Pregnancy: The Ethics of Radical Self-Refashioning,” [machine], Freie Universität Berlin, February 15-16, 2008