Conferences

Upcoming 

“‘Reasonable Break Time’: Rights of Nursing Mothers and the Space-Time of Technological Embodiment.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, Dayton, Oh, 2017.

Past Presentations

“Medical Narratives—Cultivating Stories, Voices, Selves, Knowledge, Action.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, OR, 2017.

“The Genre Project: An Interim Report on Genres in FYC and the Potential for Transfer.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, FL, 2015.

“How Good Brain Science Gets That Way: Studying the Rhetorical Production of Sexed and Gendered Brains.” Association for the Rhetoric of Science and Technology Pre-Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2014.

“Locating the Persuasive Power of Neuroscience: Stasis Theory and Neurorhetorics.” Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, TX, 2014.

“Genres, Access, and Disability in Neuroscience Texts,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, 2014.

“Genres in Action.” Workshop Leader, Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, 2013. Handout.

“Rain Man, Autism, and the Time-Spaces of Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, NV, 2013. Handout.

“Reframing Pleasure: Olds’ Rats, Identification, and Addiction.” Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

(featured session) “Genres in Transition: Discovering Science through Genres.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MI, 2012.

“Gateways to the Past: Conducting Archival Research.” Workshop Leader, Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MI, 2012.

“Neuroscience as Voicebank: A Rhetorical Study of The Neuroscientific Turn in Literature.” National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011. Handout.

“A Technological Cornucopia: Kairos, Food Policy, and the New Biology.” National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011. Handout.

“Feminist Historiography and Digital Rhetorics: Cultivating a Feminist Digital Ethos.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, GA, 2011. Handout.

“The Etiology of Autism and the Argument from Sex/Gender Difference.” Rhetoric Society of America 14th Biennial Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2010.

(featured speaker) “Ladies and Lynching: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Rhetoric of Interracial Cooperation.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, KT, 2010. Handout.

“Civil Rights Rhetoric in the Depression Era: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching.” Division on the History of Rhetoric and Composition, Modern Languages Association, Philadelphia, PA, 2009.

“The Chronotopic Body: Shifting the Autism Debate Across Space and Time.” Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, East Lansing, MI, 2009.

“Archiving the South: Researching Southern Women’s Rhetorics.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, 2009.

“Kairotic Imprints: How Scientists Envisioned the Future in a Nuclear Age.” Rhetoric Society of America 13th Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA, 2008.

“Beyond Past/Present/Future in Aristotle’s Modes of Rhetoric: Temporal Focus and Temporal Depth.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, LA, 2008. Handout.

“Whose Kairos? Whose Risk?: Gender and the Discursive Construction of Time.” Rhetoric of Science & Technology (ARST), National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2007.

“’If Women Mattered’: Gender and Genetically Modified Foods.” The Sixth Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Little Rock, AS, 2007. Handout.

“‘Through a Telescope’: Tamie Tsuchiyama’s Dis-identification on the Japanese American Evacuation and Resettlement Study, 1942-1944.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York, NY, 2007.

“Standing By and Making Room: Gendered Spaces at Los Alamos Laboratory, 1942-1945.” Rhetoric Society of America 12th Biennial Conference, Memphis, TN, 2006.

“Timing the Untimely: Risk Management on the Manhattan Project.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Chicago, IL, 2006.

“Place, Time, Memory: Women’s Work at Los Alamos Laboratory, 1942-1945.” The Fifth Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Houghton, MI, 2005.

“Kenneth Burke’s Police Record: The Bureau of Social Hygiene and Permanence and Change.” 19th Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition and Triennial Conference of the Kenneth Burke Society. University Park, PA, 2005.

“‛Alternative Possibilities’: Public Consultations on GMFs in Canada,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, CA, 2005.

“Expanding Domesticity: Home Economics in the Home and Workplace,”

The Fourth Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference, Columbus, OH, 2003.

“The Emergent Feminist Rhetorics of We Have Brains: Online and on the Move,” Penn State Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, University Park, PA, 2003.

“Historical Directions: Gender and Class in Technical Communication,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New York City, NY, 2003.

Invited Presentations (Selected)

Guest speaker, Autism and Neurodiversity Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, March 21, 2013.

“The Archive As Heuristic” (with Ned O’Gorman, University of Illinois). Archival Encounters Series, Pennsylvania State University, February 18, 2013. Webinar.

“Neuropolitcial Rhetorics: Delgado’s Monkeys, Brain Stimulation, and the Idea of a Psychocivilized Society.” Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, October 20-21, 2011.

“Teaching and Assessing Writing: A Genre-Based Approach.” Mercer University, Macon, GA, May 16-17, 2011.

“Disciplining Brains.” Michigan Technical University, Houghton, MI, March 17, 2011.

“Women’s Contributions to Interracial Cooperation in the South.” Carolina College for Lifelong Learning, General Alumni Association, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. October 27, 2010.

“‘Trifles’: Gender and Standpoint in Medicine,” Literature, Medicine, Culture (class taught by Jane Thrailkill), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 6, 2010.

“Medical and Graduate Directions.” Medicine, Literature, and Culture Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. September 17, 2010.

“Arguing Complexity: Genetics, Science, and Rhetoric in the Autism Debates.” Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. January 27, 2009.

“The Art and Ethics of Persuasion.” North Carolina Conference of District Attorneys, Kitty Hawk, NC. October 23, 2008.

“Rhetoric Workshop.” North Carolina Conference of District Attorney’s Training, Cary, NC. March 28, 2008.

“Advanced Track Writing Workshop.” North Carolina Appellate Advocacy Training. School of Government, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. October 19, 2007.

“Writing Workshop.” 2007 Spring Public Defender Conference, Wrightsville Beach, NC. May 17, 2007.

“Publish or Perish? Forum on Academic Publishing.” Graduate Forum, Department of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. September 22, 2006.

“Blogging Feminist Theory.” Blogging in Academia Workshop, Technology in English Colloquium. Department of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. October 26, 2005.