Conference Presentations & Guest Lectures
“Human Trafficking as Aberration: The Post-Cold War Reframing of Precarity.” With Jennifer Suchland. NOISE Summer School in WS: Biopolitics, Necropolitics, Cosmopolitics. Feminist and Queer Interventions. Utrecht University, the Netherlands, August 26, 2015.
“On the Utility of Post-Colonial Theory in Situating Eastern and East Central European Gender Issues: the Concept of the European Dividend.” The Association of Women in Slavic Studies Conference, Lexington, KY, March 3-5, 2015.
“Leading WGS Study Abroad Programs: Challenges and Opportunities.” Roundtable discussions. The PAD NWSA Pre-Conference and the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 13 & November 15, 2014.
“Ibsen and the Actress: Hana Kvapilova in Ibsen’s Roles.” The First Actresses Symposium. Ohio State University, Columbus, May 23-24, 2014.
“Vera Chytilova’s Fruit of Paradise: Feminism by Any Other Name.” Panel “Feminisms of the ‘Other Europe.’” The National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Cincinnati, November 7-10, 2013.
“Czech Women’s Lives and Struggles for Equality.” Invited speaker. The International Women’s Day Lecture. The Unitarian Fellowship of Yellow Springs, March 10, 2013.
“Continental Feminist Philosophy Meets Intersectionality: Rosi Braidotti’s Recent Work.” ESWIP (Society for Women in Philosophy) Conference, Why Race and Gender Still Matter, Baltimore, MD, April 27-28, 2012.
“Women Making a Difference Across Europe.” Keynote Speech for the Women’s History Month, the Beacon College Global Awareness program, Leesburg, Florida, March 15, 2010.
Co-organizer and facilitator (with Dan Reyes), the “Education and Public Intellectual Practice Dialogues” series, NonstopIYS, March-June 17, 2010. see &Nonstop.
“Intersectionality as a Response to ‘Embedded Feminism’ and ‘Homonationalism’ in the Netherlands.” The National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Difficult Dialogues, Atlanta, GA, November 11-13, 2009.
Session chair for Third-Wave Feminist Subjectivities, 7th European Feminist Research Conference, ATHENA & Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands, June 4-7 2009.
“Vampires, Dracula, and Deleuze.” The USC’s Spring Nineteenth-Century Literature Conference, Transitions, Translations, and Transmissions, Columbia, SC, April 11-12, 2009.
Invited participant in a panel discussion with Julia Kristeva, the 2008 Vize Award recipient. Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation Annual Award Ceremony “Vize 97” Prague, the Czech Republic, October 5, 2008.
“European Feminisms and the Return of the ‘Colonial Other’: Ayaan Hirsi Ali at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.” MCLLM, Issues in Mass Media, North Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, March 30-31, 2007.
“Immigration and Women in Europe.” Invited speaker. The International Women’s Day Lecture. The Unitarian Fellowship of Yellow Springs, March 11, 2007.
“Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Theo van Gogh’s Submission: Crisis of Multiculturalism in Europe.”Invited Speaker. Diversity Council Lecture Series, WSUVancouver, June 6, 200
“Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Eastern Europe.” International Association for the Study of Sexuality, Culture and Society Conference on Sexual Rights and Moral Panics, San Francisco, June 21-24, 2005.
“Daniel Deronda, Reuben Sachs, and the Legacy of Victorian Zionism” (with Dan Reyes). North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, Victorian Legacies, Bloomington, IN, October 17-19, 2003.
“Fragment-ing Domestic Fiction: George Egerton’s (Mary Chavelita Dunne’s) Women-Centered Short Stories.” M/MLA Convention, Kaleidoscopic Writing: (Dis)unity in Prose and Poetry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8-10, 2002.
“Nineteenth-Century Theories of Race and Czech Nationalist Literature by Women.” SA/MLA Convention, Race in Literary Histories, Atlanta, GA, November 8-10, 2001.
“Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy and Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s ‘The Blessed Damozel.'” Guest lecture for Miami University English Summer Program, Florence, Italy, July 24, 2001.
“The New Woman and the Empire: Sarah Grand’s The Heavenly Twins.” M/MLA Convention, Feminism and Imperialism in Victorian Britain, Kansas City, November 2-4, 2000.
“Representation of Work and Femininity in Elizabeth Robins’ Writing.” Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada Conference, The Victorians and Work, Lethbridge, Alberta, September 28-30, 2000.
“Racial and Gender Issues in Elizabeth Robins’ Work.” Respondent at a panel discussion on Robins, Miami University, April 14, 1999. I also co-authored Program Notes for the world premiere of Robins’ play The Mirkwater at Miami University’s Theatre, April 1999.
“Announcing the End of the White Patriarchal Colonial Subject: George Egerton’s (Mary Chavelita Dunne’s) ‘Under Northern Sky.'” Virginia Humanities Conference, Anticipating the End: The Experience of the Nineties, Mary Baldwin College, March 19-20, 1999.
“Matrilineal Nationalism in Bozena Viková-Kunetická’s Medrická.” Slavic Forum, University of Chicago, April 23-24, 1999.