“Culinary vitalism, Slow Food and the Avant-Garde,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modernist Studies Association, Pasadena, November 19, 2016.
Participant in the “Ecomedia” roundtable at at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, January 7, 2017.
Invited speaker on topic of the Environmental Humanities, University of Texas, Austin, April 2017.
Invited speaker at the Future of Critical Food Studies Conference, Princeton University, April 1-2, 2016.
“Environmental Resilience and Digital Precarity in Twenty-First Century U.S. Fiction,” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Austin, January 9, 2016
“Open Source Foodways,” Public lecture for the Gulf Coast Food Project, University of Houston, November 6, 2016.
“Open Source Knowledge and DIY Food Systems,” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, University of Idaho, June 26, 2015.
“Slow Food, High Tech: An Environmental Humanities Case Study,” Lecture and seminar presented to the Environmental Humanities Program, University of Utah, March 4, 2015.
Participant in “Horizons of Literary Food Studies” roundtable at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, Vancouver, January 9, 2015.
Participant in “Just Add Water” roundtable at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, July 18, 2014.
“Lyric Poetry in the Information Age: Seamus Heaney’s Electric Light,” Lecture presented to The Department of English and Environmental Studies Program, Dickinson College, November 23, 2013.
“Slow Food in Digital Times,” Invited paper presented at the Future of the Environmental Humanities Symposium, Simpson Center for the Humanities, the University of Washington, November 1-3, 2013.
Lecture and seminar on bioart and food movements presented to the Northwest Washington Extension Center, Washington State University, October 31, 2013.
“Literature and Modern Food Culture,” Keynote address presented to the UCLA Friends of English, June 18, 2013.
“Slow Food and Seed Networks,” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, University of Kansas, May 29, 2013.
“Feast, Famine, and Other Scenarios” Roundtable, Invited Speaker, Foodprint LA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), December 8, 2012.
“The Future of Food,” Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen, Colorado, July 2, 2012.