Conference Presentations, Talks, & Guest Lectures


“‘All We Really Know that We Have is the Flesh’: The Relevance of Ambiguous, Shapeshifting Bodies in Speculative Fiction for Writing from Multiple Perspectives.”
3 Minute Thesis Arts Faculty Heat, University of Waterloo.
Waterloo, Ontario.
March 11, 2016.

“Work/Life Balance for Women in Higher Education: Learning (When) to Say No and Other Tips from Graduate School Moms.” With Christine Kampen Robinson, Centre for Career Action, University of Waterloo. Waterloo Women’s Wednesdays meeting. University of Waterloo. January 27, 2016.

Guest Lectures
“The More they Stay the Same: Race, Racialization, Masculinity, and Reproduction in Science Fiction Television.” Guest Lecture for Forms of Fantasy (ENGL 208A), Professor Elise Vist. University of Waterloo. February 22, 2016.

Past Conference Presentations

“Representation ≠ Reproduction: Sterilized Renderings of Raced and Racialized Characters in Science Fiction Television, from Star Trek to Orphan Black.” Science Fiction Research Association 2015. “The SF We Don’t (Usually) See: Suppressed Histories, Liminal Voices, Emerging Media.” June 26, 2015. Stonybrook, New York.

“Biology in/as Rhetoric in Octavia E. Butler’s Science Fiction: A New Paradigm for Epistemology.” Center for Cognition and Neuroethics. “The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction.” March 20, 2015. Flint, Michigan.

“‘I Thought with You I Could be Myself’: Passing and Empathy in Octavia Butler’s Novels.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. “Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture.” November 1, 2013. San Diego, California.