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Events, Lectures, and Presentations

 Presentations/Events:

  • “Feminism: The Many Headed Monster.” National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association ConferenceNew Orleans, April 1-4,2015.
  • “Re-Composing Zombie Politics: Evolved Zombies and Female Survivors/Saviors.” Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, February 12-15, 2015.
  • “One is Not Born, But Becomes, A Zombie: Constructions of Femininity in Zombie Texts.” National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. Chicago, April 15-18, 2014.
  • “Global Militarism Zombie Style: World War Z.”  Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference.  Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 12-15, 2013.
  • “Occupy Twitter: #FeministFuture.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference. November 2012.
  • “Bella’s Disordered Eating.” Southwest Popular Culture Association Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 9 – 12, 2012.
  • “Rethinking the Syllabus.” Cultural Studies Association Annual Conference. UCSD, San Diego, California, March 29-31, 2012
  • “Hungry for Positive Female Protagonists: Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games.” National Popular Culture Association Conference. Boston, Massachusetts. April 12-15, 2012.
  • Seduced by Twilight Book Signing at Comic-Con, San Diego. July 21st, 2011, 1:30 to 5:30.
  • Seduced by Twilight Reading, Workshops, and Book Signing at Stephenie Meyer Day in Forks, Washington. September, 10, 2011.
  • Geek Week: Book Reading and Singing at Cal State San Marcos, April 18, 2011The 2011 Popular Culture & American Culture Association April 20 – April 23, 2011, The San Antonio Marriot talks: Fluid Nightmares in HBO’s True Blood , Wednesday 1:15; Publishing and Blogging on Popular Culture: A Q & A with Natalie Wilson, Thursday 1:15; Queering the Vampire , Thursday 3:0“Twilight Pedagogy: Taking a Bite out of Popular Culture”, Saturday 8:00
  • “Seduced By Violence: The Twilighting of Sexual Desire in an Abstinence Only World” (Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association of the Southwest and Texas. Albuquerque, New Mexico.)
  • “Got Vampire Privilege?: The Whiteness of Twilight” (Popular Cultural Association Conference. St Louis, Missouri.)
  • “Female Memories of War: Giving Voice to the Gendered Politics of War” (Annual Conference of the National Womens’s Studies Association. November 2009.)
  • “Transnational Feminism and Analysis of U.S. Military Sexual Assualt in Japan” (Annual Conference of the National Womens’s Studies Association. November 2009.)
  • “Beautiful or Strong? A Consideration of the Female Roles in the Twilight Series” (Summer School in Forks Symposium. June 2009.)
  • “Got Vampire Privilege? Race, Class, and Gender in Twilight(Summer School in Forks Symposium. June 2009.)
  • “Consuming Desires: Capitalizing on Romance in Twilight” (Summer School in Forks Symposium. June 2009.)
  • “Speed Dating Academic Style”(12th Annual CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching. May 1, 2009.)
  • “Promoting Civic Engagment in the Classroom” (12th Annual CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching. May 1, 2009.)
  • “Unpacking Privilege, Promoting Activism” (Western Social Sciences Association Annual Conference, Women’s Studies Program. Albuquerque, New Mexico. April 15-18, 2009.)
  • “Using Anonymous Writing to Promote a Collaborative Community of Engaged Learners” (11th Annual CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching. April 12, 2008.)
  • “Using the Diversity of Experience to Engender a Classroom Community of Activists” (Women’s Leadership Conference. University of La Verne. La Verne, California. March 2007.)
  • “Surgically Modified Performance: The Altered Body in Reality TV” (Midwest Modern Language Association Conference.  St. Louis, Missouri, 2004.)
  • “Multi-Cultural Consumption” (Midwest Modern Language Association Conference.  St. Louis, Missouri, 2004.)
  • “A Global Circuitry of Subaltern Bodies” (Modern Language Association Conference. San Diego, California, 2003.)
  • “Dismantling the American Body” (American Comparative Literature Association Conference.  San Marcos, California, 2003.)
  • “Cartographies of Corporeality” (Panel organizer, leader, and moderator.  American Comparative Literature Association Conference. San Marcos, California, 2003.)
  • “Reproducing in the Third Wave: Feminist Theory, Feminist Fiction, and Fetal Bodies” (Third Wave Feminist Conference. University of Exeter, Exeter, England, 2002.)

Lectures, Panels, and Symposiums

  • “Passing Jokes: White Privilege and the Trivialization of ‘Passing’ in Contemporary American Culture” (Lecture for the Cultural Center’s “Lunch Outside the Box” series. Spring, 2008.)
  • “San Diego Firestorm 2008: McMansions verses Migrant Rights” (Speaker for the California Border and Regional Affairs Symposium. Spring 2008.)
  • “’San Diego Ain’t So Nice’: How The San Diego Fires of 2007 Flamed the Fire of Racist, Anti-Latino Sentiment” (Speaker for the Women’s Center U-Hour Lunch Lecture Series at CSUSM. Spring 2008.)
  • The Swan: Cutting Women’s Bodies Down to Size”(Speaker for the Beauty and Body Image Lecture Series.  Fall 2006.)
  • “The Excessive Body” (Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Conference. San Diego, California, Spring, 2005.)
  • “The Body in Feminist Theory” (Speaker for Beauty and Body Image Colloquium, CSUSM, Spring, 2005.)
  • “The Grotesque Female Body in Contemporary Fiction and Culture” (Speaker for the Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group, University of London, Birkbeck College.  London, England, 1997.)
  • “Race, Class and Gender in The Bluest Eye: Daffodils are Flowers Too” (Guest Lecturer for Bonnie Zimmerman’s Women in Literature course, San Diego State, 1996.)

 

 

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