Recent talks and panels:
“Displacement and The American.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. Pennsylvania State University (March 2016).
Session Chair, “Beyond Pleasure Reading: Race and Genre Fiction.” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. Toronto, Ontario (October 2015).
“As the Crow Flies: Reimagining Race and Environment in The Brownies’ Book.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Eleventh Biennial Conference. University of Idaho (June 2015).
Moderator, “African American Ecocriticism: Underground, Race, Place.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Eleventh Biennial Conference. University of Idaho (June 2015).
Moderator, “Race and Space in New Jersey.” The State Between: A Symposium on New Jersey Urbanism. Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. Princeton University (May 2015).
Panelist, “Space, Place, Community.” Undergraduate Research Seminar, Program in Urban Studies and Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. Princeton University (April 2015).
Commentator, “Postwar Legacies.” Postwar: The 2015 American Studies Graduate Conference. Princeton University (March 2015).
Moderator, “What Do Science and History Reveal About Love?” What is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (February 2015).
Panelist, “Keywords and Field-Formation.” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. Los Angeles, CA (November 2014).
“Masterpiece Theater Revisited: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Pulps.” 29th Annual Holloway Lecture, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD (October 2014).
“The True Brownies: W.E.B. DuBois, Jessie Fauset, and The Brownies' Book.” Childhood—Between Material Culture and Cultural Representation. Department of History, Princeton University (May 2014).
“As Easy as ABC: Digital Humanities in the Classroom.” Teaching with Technology Innovators Series. The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Princeton University (April 2014).
Panel Commentator, “African American Landscapes of Dissent.” Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association. Washington, D.C. (November 2013).
“Where the Wild Things Are: Context, Archetype, Form.” The Hotchkiss School (September 2013).
“The Magic of Harry Potter.” Student Volunteers Council imPACT Lecture, Pace Center, Princeton University (May 2013).
“Truly, Madly, Deeply.” Literature and Madness: Department of English Majors Colloquium, Princeton University (April 2013).
“Grounds for Fun: The Place of Play in 19th-Century American Culture.” Keynote Speaker, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, Charlottesville, VA (March 2013).
“The Nature of Architecture.” MLA Annual Convention. Boston (January 2013).
Co-Convener, “American Places.” Princeton Mellon Forum for Research on the Urban Environment. With Bruno Carvalho. Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities (September-December 2014).
Co-Organizer, The Popular Romance Author: A Symposium on Authorship in the Popular Romance Genre. With An Goris. Two-Day Interdisciplinary Conference at Princeton University (October 2013).
Co-Organizer, Love as the Practice of Freedom? Romance Fiction and American Culture. With Eric Murphy Selinger. Two-Day Interdisciplinary Conference at Princeton University (April 2009).