Presentations

May 2016 – “Shopping for Change: Fair Trade as a Performance of Global Citizenship,” 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta GA.

May 2016 – “Changing Stories: A Pedagogical Perspective on Social Action,” 17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA.

February/March 2016 – “The Consumer-Citizen White Savior: Racial Implications of Consumer Capitalism as Aid,” Western States Communication Association, Annual Convention, San Diego.

November 2015 – ““Look, a [picture]!”: Visuality, Race, and What We Do Not See,” National Communication Association, 101st Annual Convention, Las Vegas; Top Paper Panel, Visual Communication Division.

April 2015 – “Everyday Whiteness: Stuff White People Like and the Simulacrum of the Self,” Central States Communication Association, 2015 Annual Conference, Madison, WI; Top Student Paper for the Popular Culture Interest Group, and Past Officer’s Top Debut Papers Panel.

March 2015 – “White In Shining Armor: A Postcolonial Theory of Magnanimous Masculinity,” 2015 Waterhouse Family Institute Symposium: Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations, Villanova, PA.

November, 2014 – “Armed with Aid: Critiquing the Imperialist Implications of Humanitarian Aid,” National Communication Association, 100th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

May 2014 – ““A Dance to Make It Sparkle and Shine”: Flashy Alterity and the Performance of Humanitarianism,” 16th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, TX.

April 2014 – “Discovering the Both/And: Kony 2012 and the Polarizing Discourse of International Activism” Southern States Communication Association 84th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

February/March 2014 – “Consumer Spaces/Aid Spaces: Considering the Implications of Benevolent Capitalism,” New Terrain: 8th Annual Indiana University Landscape, Space, & Place Graduate Student Conference, Bloomington, IN.

November, 2013 – “The Narratizing Image: Agency of the Photograph in Narrating into the Future,” National Communication Association, 99th Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

March 2013 – “Mapping the Borderlands: Kony 2012 and the Discourse of International Activism” New Terrain: 7th Annual Indiana University Landscape, Space, & Place Graduate Student Conference, Bloomington, IN.

March 2013 – “Going Viral: KONY 2012 and the Case of Political Fan Activism,” University of North Texas New Voices, New Perspectives Student Research Conference, Denton, TX.

April 2012 – “Seeing Blind Photography: Exploring How Vision is Constituted Through Absence,” Southern States Communication Association, 82nd Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

April 2012 – “’Take a Deep Breath:’ Utilizing Personal Phobia Experience in the Classroom to Ease Communication  Apprehension in the Basic Course,” Southern States Communication Association, 82nd Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

April 2012 – “’I don’t know what y’all are gonna do but I’m gonna let our’s in’: Communitas as a Theoretical Framework for Successful Disaster Recovery,” Southern States Communication Association, 82nd Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

November 2010 – “Bridging Communities with Local Food: Perceptions from Red State ‘Locavores,’” National Communication Association, 96th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.