Public and Invited Talks


“Sex Work/Emotional Labour,” Affects in History, York University January 15

“TBD” Politics, Performance, and Pseudoscience webinar
Center for American Literary Studies, Penn State University February 19

“Intimacies and Disaffection: A Conversation about Antiracism, Politics, and Affect.” Antiracism: Research Teaching Public Engagement series
Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, University of Maryland April 1

“Frigidity and Inscrutability: Queer and Racialized Unfeeling.” May 18
History of Sexuality Seminar series
Institute for Historical Research, School of Advanced Study
University of London

“tbd,” October X Sensory Cultures of Religion Research Group, Yale University


“A General Strike Against Emotional Labour: Unsympathetic Blackness, Oriental Inscrutability, and Their Counterintimacies,” January 30
Postgraduate Research Seminar series, Department of English, Queen Mary University of London

“The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling,” February 5
Center for the History of Emotions, QMUL

“Difficult Reading: Decolonizing Literature Beyond Inclusion,” February 7
Francis Holland School, Sloane Square      

“The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling: Race Affect and Disaffection,” March 6
“Decolonizing Classics: A Lecture Series,” The Christian Cole Society for Classicists of Colour, Oxford University

 “Afong Moy Ephemera and the Ephemerality of the Asian-American Archive,” April 24
American Contact: Intercultural Encounter and the History of the Book
Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania
(moved online due to COVID-19)

“Disaffected: Unfeeling as Intervention into the Impasse of Americanist
Debates About Sympathy,” keynote May 15
American Literature Graduate Symposium, Cambridge University (canceled due to COVID-19)

“On the Conformity and Nonconformity of Femmes”
“Approaching Gender Nonconformity: Unconference,” plenary June 11
English Department, King’s College London
(moved online due to COVID-19)

“The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling: Considering Race and Affect from Below” October 1
Critical Race Series
Center for Ethics and Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

“Podcasts and Public Writing” October 13
Writing for Electronic Media module
Clemson University

“The University of Tomorrow: Higher Education in a Post-Pandemic World” Oct 17
Hart House Debates & Dialogues Committee, University of Toronto


January 29, “Queer Femininities in the Nineteenth Century” talk
qUCL Queer Research Space Forum, University College London

February 4, Becoming Michelle Obama roundtable (invited)
Gender and History in the Americas seminar
Institute of Historical Research at the School of Advanced Study

February 6, “Feminist Futures for Turbulent Times (Octavia E. Butler and Ursula K. Le Guin) panel (invited)
Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London

February 26, “Racial Diversity within the LGBT+ Community” panel (invited)
LGBT+ Society, Queen Mary University of London

February 28, “Objects of Desire: LGBT+ History Month” panel (invited)
Petrie Museum, University College London

March 1, “Whither the Queer Femme? Nineteenth Century Science and the Politics of Dress” talk (invited)
“Beyond Binary: Trans and Queer as Disruptive Technologies” symposium
Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Cambridge

March 29, “The Right Not to Care: Insights from Feminist Techno-Orientalism” on the “Feminisms and Technology: New Imaginings for Future Care and Well-Being” panel (invited)
Arts & Health Forum, The Cultural Capital Exchange

May 24, “#BlackandSTEM: Honouring the Archive of Nineteenth-Century African American Women in Medical Science” talk (invited)
Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age collective
Arts Week, Birkbeck College

June 5, “All Look Same: Techno-Orientalist Queer Reproduction at the Turn of the Century” talk (invited)
Technologies of Gender symposium
Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

UCL Festival of Culture
June 3, “Lived Gender Diversities: Collective Reflections and New
Perspectives” panelist and organizer
June 4, “LGBTQ+ Comic Book Event at Gay’s the Word” panel chair
June 7, “Masculinities” panel chair

Sept 17, “Interdisciplinary Curiosity and Solidarity for Survival” plenary Vitae Research Development International Conference, Sept 16-17

Oct 2,  “Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling” talk, Research Series run by the English Colloquium and Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence, University of Sussex

Oct 5, “Decolonizing STEM Should Not Be a Metaphor” keynote Decolonise STEM: Resisting, Unlearning, and Imagining conference UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies