Conferences

Selected Presentations

“Figuring and Refiguring the Spatial Embodiment of Empire.” Nuestra América: Justice and Inclusion. Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference. Boston. 25 May 2019. Forthcoming.

“Muddying the Waters: Colliding Visions of the Louisiana Territory.” Research Academy Leipzig / Graduate School Global and Area Studies. Neudietendorf. 2 February 2019. Presentation.

“Inertia and Movement: The Spatialization of the Native Northland in Jack London’s Short Stories.” American Im/Mobilities. 45th Austrian Association for American Studies Conference. Vienna. 17 November 2018. Presentation.

“Reimagining the American West: Spirituality, (Im)Mobilities, and Nationalistic Transcendence in Popular and Private Literature.” 16th International Summer School of the Graduate School Global and Area Studies and the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Science of the Research Academy Leipzig. 12 June 2018. Presentation.

“Mapping Discourse in Richard Henry Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast (1840).” Visualization of Processes of Spatialization. Seminar. Leipzig. 6 June 2018. Presentation.

“Rewriting the Margins: Minor Mobilities at the Southern and Northern Borderlands in the Literary Geographies of Jack London.” European Network for Minor Mobilities in the Americas. Workshop. Vienna. 3 May 2018. Presentation.

“Nativism, Foreign Bodies, and Racial Hybridity in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth.'” Foreign Bodies and Native Sons. Irish Association for American Studies. Dublin. 28 April 2018. Presentation.

“‘The Whole Extent of That Coast Will Be Covered with Free and Independent Americans’: Separatist Movements, Bio-Regionalism, and Anti-Nationalist Visions in Oregon Country and California.” Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance, Dissension, and Reconciliation in the Americas. International Association of Inter-American Studies. Coimbra. 24 March 2018. Presentation.

“Utopianism, Regionalism, and Local Color Nostalgia in the Literature of the Old Northwest.” Research Academy Leipzig / Graduate School Global and Area Studies. Wittenberg. 3 February 2018. Presentation.

“Geographies of Empire: Der transpazifische und zirkumkaribische Raum in der Literatur der USA.” With Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez. Collaborative Research Centre 1199. Leipzig. 3 January 2018. Presentation.

“Horrendous Hybridity: Spatial and Linguistic Representations of the Occult Orientalist Other in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth.’” The Politics of Space and the Humanities. Thessaloniki. 16 December 2017. Presentation.

“Border-Crossings in the Americas: Mobilities, Migrations, Narratives in the 21st Century.” Forum for the Study of the Global Condition. Leipzig. November 23-24. Workshop.

“Globe, Region, and Periphery: The Spatialization of the American West in Antebellum US Literature.” Global Frontiers. Tübingen. 17 November 2017. Presentation.

“Exceptional Spaces: Pop-Cultural Debris and the Spatial (Re)Construction of American Exceptionalism in Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.” Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Conference. St. Louis. 22 October 2017. Presentation.

“Horrendous Hybridity: Spatial and Linguistic Representations of the Occult Orientalist Other in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Shadow Over Innsmouth.’” Society of Early Americanists 10th Biennial Conference. Tulsa. 2 March 2017. Presentation.

“Globe, Region, and Periphery: The Spatialization of the American West in Antebellum US Literature.” Collaborative Research Centre 1199. Leipzig. 4 January 2017. Presentation.

“Space and Place in American Studies.” Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place, 2 April 2016, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Keynote Address.

Organization

“Spatial Narratives of Resistance and Dissension at US Peripheries During the Nineteenth Century.” Reinventing the Social: Movements and Narratives of Resistance, Dissension, and Reconciliation in the Americas. International Association of Inter-American Studies. Coimbra, Portugal. 24 March 2018. Co-Chair.

Regional Colloquium for American Studies. 13 January 2017, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Colloquium. Co-Organizer.

Urban America: Mediating City Space as Place. 2 April 2016, Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Graduate Conference. Panel. Co-Organizer.

Religion in American Society. With Hartmut Keil. 15 September – 2 October 2015. Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Chicago. American Studies Leipzig and Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University Krakow. Study Tour. Co-Organizer.

Teaching

“Racial Mixture as a Monstrous Threat in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth.’” Mixed Race America in U.S. Literature. Leipzig. 13 June 2018. Guest Lecture.

“Mapping Diversity: Imaginations of Race and Space in Historical and Contemporary US Literature.” Ethnicity and Diversity in US Culture. Leipzig. Winter Semester 2017/18. Seminar.

“Racial Mixture as a Monstrous Threat in H.P. Lovecraft’s ‘The Shadow over Innsmouth.’” Mixed Race America in U.S. Literature. Leipzig. 8 June 2016. Guest Lecture.

Grants / Awards

Scottish Association for the Study of America. Annual Conference Essay Prize. 2018.

DAAD Travel Stipend 2017.

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