Upcoming Lectures & Presentations
Invited public lecture, NEH-sponsored Gulf Coast Food Project, University of Houston, September 2015.
Invited lecture, Environmental Humanities Graduate Program,University of Utah, March 2015.
“Horizons of Literary Food Studies” roundtable, Special session, Modern Language Association, Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015.
Chair: Blue Ecologies Panel, Literature and Science Division, Modern Language Association, Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015.
Chair and respondent: Urban Gardeners and Culinary Gurus: Creating Alternative Maps of Los Angeles. The American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, November 6-9, 2014.
Recent Lectures & Presentations
“Global Appetites: A Dialogue with Judy Carney,” UCLA Library, February 18, 2014.
“Lyric Poetry in the Information Age: Seamus Heaney’s Electric Light,” Invited lecture, The Department of English and Environmental Studies Program, Dickinson College, November 22-23, 2013.
“Slow Food in Digital Times,” The Future of the Environmental Humanities Invitational Symposium. Simpson Center for the Humanities, the University of Washington, November 1-3, 2013.
Invited lecture and public address, Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Northwest Washington Extension Center, Washington State University, October 31, 2013.
“Literature and Modern Food Culture,” Keynote Address to the UCLA Friends of English, June 18, 2013.
“Slow Food & Seed Networks,” Biennial meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, University of Kansas, May 29, 2013.
“Seed Banks & Seed Networks: Narratives, Images, Infrastructure,” The Cultural Politics of Seeds Invitational Symposium, UCLA, May 17, 2013.
“Networked Nature and Smart Cities in Contemporary U.S. Fiction,” Twentieth-Century American Literature Division, Modern Language Association, Boston, January 3, 2013.
“Feast, Famine, and Other Scenarios” Roundtable, Invited Speaker, Foodprint L.A., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), December 8, 2012.
“Culturing New Media: Writing in an Era of Environmental Crisis,” Eco-media panel, Stanford University, Environmental Humanities Project, November 1, 2012
“The Future of Food,” Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, Colorado, July 2, 2012.