Papers

Academic Conferences

“Queer Ambivalence in the Asylum Waiting Game.” American Anthropological Association (AAA). Minneapolis, MN. November 2016. (Session organizer.)

“Centering Intersectional Politics: Queer Migration Activisms ‘After Marriage’” (Roundtable). After Marriage, Center for LGBT Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, October 2016.

“Power and Privilege: Decolonizing Migration Struggles” (Roundtable), Critical Border and Migration Studies Annual Conference. Queen Mary’s University, London. September 2015.

“The Subjective Limits and Possibilities of Being an ‘LGBT Asylum Seeker.’” The International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS). Dublin City University, Ireland. June 2015.

“NGOs and the Construction of Exceptionally Deserving Immigrants.” Society for the Anthropology of North America. John Jay College of the City University of New York. April 2015.

“Practicing Anthropology Professionally and Personally: Balancing Institutional and Activist Ideals.” Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists. Washington, DC. March 2015.

“Moving People: Anthropologists Adopting, Interrogating And Refuting Governmental Categorizations” (Co-convener and discussant). European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference. Tallinn, Estonia. August 2014.

“Seeking Representation at the Grassroots and Within the Nonprofit World.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. March 2014.

“Suffering Testimony in LGBT Asylum Advocacy.” The Future of NGO Studies Conference. Northern Illinois University. November 2013.

“On Sexual Nationalisms Contested and Embodied as Subjectivity.” (in absentia) Re-Gendering And (De)Queering Post-Conflict Societies International Colloquium, University of Nottingham. Nottingham, UK. March 2013.

“‘Why Does This Happen?’ Mash-ups, militarism and visual anthropology.” Society for Anthropology of North America Annual Meeting, Duke University. March 2013.

“‘God Loves You and It Gets Better!” Ideology, deixis and agency in an anti-homophobic bullying viral campaign.” Lavender Languages and Linguistics, American University, February 2013

“Religion, Faith, and LGBT Asylum.” DC Metro Area LGBTQ Symposium. George Washington University, Washington, DC. November 2012.

“Turning Inside Out: LGBT Asylum in the U.S.” Public Anthropology Conference. American University, Washington, DC. October 2012.

Invited Lectures

“Practicing Anthropology Professionally and Personally: Balancing Institutional and Activist Ideals.” Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists. Washington, DC. March, 2015.

 

“Faith-Based Asylum Seeker Support: An Ethnographic Perspective” Symposium of the British Council’s Bridging Voices program: “Addressing the Asylum Crisis: Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics,” Georgetown University, Washington DC. May 2014.

“Working With LGBTQI Immigrant Detainees: Best Practices.” Refugee Immigrant Ministries. Malden, MA. March 2013.

“I Am Not Your Fetish: The fetishization of race in American pop culture.” Women’s Initiative Panel, American University, Washington DC. December 2011.