“Rivers of America,” Water and the Making of Place in North America, Princeton University, October 2016.
“Affective Value of Ethnic Studies,” Keywords in Critical Ethnic Studies, Teach-In, American Studies, Yale University, January 2016.
“Rivers Seen and Unseen,” Land and Water: A Long-Term Perspective, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, September 2015.
“‘Can We Afford Life Itself?’: Environmental Justice and River Restoration” short version presented at Princeton University and Yale University, April 2016. Long version presented at the French Association of American Studies, Toulouse, France, May 2016.
“Mojados Moving Against the Current” presented at Critical Encounters: Conversations in
American Studies, Yale University, April 2015.
“River Landscapes and the Iconography of Climate Change,” presented at the Left Forum,
New York, June 2014 and at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference,
Tampere, Finland, July 2014.
“Re-envisioning the Life and Death of American Rivers,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2014.
“The Changing Shape of the Los Angeles River Flow and its Fluidity,” Western History Association Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, October 2013.
“Wetback: Coming to Terms with Mexico-U.S. River Crossings,” American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting, New Orleans, September 2013.
“Fishing for Meaning in the Asian Carp Occupation of Nature,” Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture, Spaces and Times of Occupation, presented at Critical Encounters: Conversation in American Studies, Yale University, April 2013 and at the Left Forum, New York, June 2013.
“Working Together: Models of Collective Academic Work,” collective presentation for The Changing University: An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Yale University, December 2012.
“We’ve Known Rivers,” Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture, The Intimacies of Information, short version presented at Pennsylvania State University Center for Global Studies, April 2012 and long version at the Association for Cultural Studies Crossroads Conference, Paris, France, July 2012.
“Environment in Debt,” Yale Working Group on Globalization and Culture, Going into Debt, short version presented at the Left Forum, New York, March 2011 and long version at the annual Conference of the International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy, Istanbul, May 2011.
“The Language of Sugar Beets: Science, Myth, and Enterprise,” Oaxaca Summer Institute, Oaxaca, Mexico, July 2010.