Selected Conference Presentations

  • “How to Frame a Massacre,” Comics Studies Society (CSS), East Lansing, August 2022
  • “Beyond the Two Solitudes: Canadian Indigenous Art,” Au-delà des deux solitudes en bande dessinée Colloque, Collège de Maisonneuve et Festival de bande dessinée de Montréal, Montréal, May 2022
  • “The Art of the News: The Ethical Technics of Comics Journalism,” Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Washington DC, January 2022
  • “The Fence and the Grid: Reading the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence as an Infrastructure for Comics,” Visual Depictions of the American West, Ca’Foscari Universitá, Venice, September 2021
  • “Intellectually Decolonizing the Settler Colonial Grid,” Crisis Lines: Coloniality, Modernity, Comics, City University of London, June 2021
  • “Decolonize This Place/Decolonize This Page: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’s Haida Manga on and off the Wall,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, April 2021
  • “Translation and Disorientation: Magdy El-Shafee’s Metro and Mazen Kerbaj’s ‘Suspended Time Vol. I: The Family Tree,’” Modern Language Association (MLA), Seattle, January 2020
  • “Comic Strips and Heat Maps: Critical Optics for Capturing Migrants in Europe,” MLA, Seattle, January 2020
  • “Reading Spaces and the Politics of Location,” Comics Studies Society (CSS), Toronto, July 2019
  • “Frameline: A Way into Something Else; The Haida Manga of Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas,” Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), Unceded Musqueam Territory, UBC Vancouver, May 2019
  • “The Yellow Line and the Experience of Militarized Vision as Augmented Reality,” MLA, Chicago, January 2019
  • “After the Deluge: Scalar Politics and Josh Neufeld’s Graphic Partitioning of Hurricane Katrina,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP), Tulane University, New Orleans, October 2018
  • “Tintin in the World of the Artifact: Authenticity and Artifice, Colonialism and Copyright,” MLA, New York, January 2018
  • “Comics, Cartographies, and the Politics of Location,” Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association National Conference (PCA/ACA), San Diego, CA, April 2017
  • “The Yellow Line, Militarized Vision, and the Unreal Rhetorics of Sports Broadcasting,” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Harvard University, March 2016
  • “Graphic Re-Worlding: The Radical Literacies of Global Comics,” ACLA, University of Washington, March 2015
  • “Two Women’s Texts and a Critique of Cultural Imperialism,” ACLA, New York University, March 2014

Invited and Community Presentations

  • “Know Comics—Comics Journalism,” Deschutes Public Library Series, February 2022
  • “Curating Comics Journalism,” The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, December 2021
  • “Comics Journalism,” Public Lecture, Eugene Public Library in conjunction with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, October 2019
  • Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do: Invited presentation for staff of The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Oregon, January 2019


  • “Manga’s Global Influence,” MLA, Washington DC, January 2022
  • “Is the 21st Century the Age of the Graphic Narrative: Roundtable with Scott McCloud,” Comics Cornucopia Symposium, Santa Barbara, April 2013