Conference Presentations

2021

“Operation Fiction Writer: Chinese Diasporic Tactics of Inscrutability at the Border.” Modern Language Association, Toronto, January 7-10.

“Provincializing Sympathy: On the Coloniality of Fellow-Feeling.” CLCS 18th-Century Forum. Modern Language Association, Toronto, January 7-10.

2020 

“Disaffected Unfeeling.” MLA Executive Committee on Sexuality Studies roundtable “Whither Sex?” Modern Language Association, Seattle, January 9-12.

“Homogeneity, Fungibility, Duplicity: Manipulating Asian American Sameness.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Coral Gables FL, April 2-5. (Moved online due to COVID-19)

“Disaffected: The Cultural Politics of Unfeeling in Nineteenth Century America.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Coral Gables FL, April 2-5. (Postponed due to COVID-19)

“‘Even Chinamen’: Convergences and Counterintimacies Between the Slave Trade and the Coolie Trade.” British Association of American Studies, Liverpool, April 16-18. (Canceled due to COVID-19)

“#litPOC: On #Bigger7, #BIPOC18, and #POC19 Critical Antiracist Interventions.” English: Shared Futures, Manchester/Salford, June 26-28 2020. (Postponed due to COVID-19)

“Unfeeling.” English: Shared Futures, Manchester/Salford, June 26-28 2020. (Postponed due to COVID-19)

“Settler Colonial Environmentalism, Settlers of Colour: Settler Moves to Innocence In Richard Powers’s The Overstory.” American Studies Association, Baltimore, November 12-15 2020. [Postponed due to COVID-19]


2019

“Facing Away: Sui Sin Far on Oriental Inscrutability in the Chinese Exclusion Era.” Center for the History of Emotions, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, March 20-21.

“Fem(me) Science: Queer Erasure and the Politics of Dress in Nineteenth-Century Women Doctor Novels.” British Association of American Studies, Sussex. April 25-27.

“Unfeeling.” Targeted Research Panel. British Association of American Studies, Sussex. April 25-27.

“Iola Leroy, M.D.? The Race Thought of the First Generation of Black Women Doctors.” MLA International Symposium, Lisbon, July 23-25.

“I Don’t Care: The Practice of Unfeeling as Feminist, Queer of Colour Theory in the Flesh.” The Art of Not Doing, Birkbeck College, October 17.

“The Disaffected: Rethinking Affect Studies Through Shared Dissent in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.” American Studies Association, Honolulu, November 7-10.


2018

“Amplify Your Voice: Podcasts and the Public Humanities.”  Modern Language Association, New York City, NY. January 4-7.

“Withstanding the Weather: Black Women and Rethinking Dispassionate Objectivity.” C19 The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Albuquerque, NM. March 22-25.

The Case of 22 Lewd Chinese Women: An Archive Toward the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers.” C19 The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Albuquerque, NM. March 22-25.

“History-Bending: Animating Asian/American Encounters with Indigeneity in Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA. March 29-31.

“Uncaring, Ungrateful: Racialized Disaffection and the Politics of Recognition,” Critical Ethnic Studies Association, Vancouver, BC. June 21-24.

“(Un)Sympathetic Babo: Blackness, Science, and the Sentimental Politics of Recognition,” American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA. November 8-11.


2017   

“Hostile Intimacies: Reading Sui Sin Far in Jamaica Through Lisa Lowe’s Intimacies of Four Continents.” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA. January 5-8.

“Where is Yellow in the Early American Imaginary?” Society of Early Americanists, Tulsa, OK. March 2-4.

“Alien Affects: The Inscrutability of Afong Moy, the First Chinese Woman in the United States.” Association for Asian American Studies, Portland, OR. April 13-15.

“Unfeeling as Dissent: Affective and Effective Tactics by Disaffected Women of Color.” American Studies Association, Chicago, IL. November 9-12.


2016

“Unfeeling Aliens: Oriental Inscrutability as Racism and Resistance.” Modern Language Association, Austin, TX. January 7-10.

“The Doctor and the Lawyer: Affect and Gender in the Modernizing Profession.” C19 The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, State College, PA. March 17-20.

“The Mulattoes of Asia.” Cornell University: Annual Global 19th Century Day Colloquium, Publics and (Counter)publics, April 16.

“Babo’s Skull, Aranda’s Skeleton: Visualizing the Sentimentality of Race Science in Benito Cereno.” American Literature Association, San Francisco, CA. May 25-28.


2015   

“Atavism as Nostalgia: Science and Affect in Benito Cereno.” Association of Canadian
College and University Teachers of English, Ottawa, ON. May 30-June 2.

“Against White Sympathy: Oriental Inscrutability as Resistance in the Work of Sui Sin Far.” American Literature Association, Boston, MA. May 21-24.

“Charles Darwin, Affect Theory, and Literary Expressions of Emotion.” North East Modern Language Association, Toronto, ON. April 30-May 3.

“Feeling Otherwise: Black-Indigenous Coalitions and Transnational Networks in Martin Delany’s Blake.” American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, WA. March 26-29.

“I Feel Somewhat as That Indian Did: Feelings of Black-Indigenous Coalition.” Cornell University: Annual Global 19th-Century Day Colloquium, Performance & Poetics, March 20.

For a complete record of my conference presentations and conference organizational work, please see my CV.