Below are details of approximately 70 lectures that I've given in the United States, Canada, Japan, and in Europe at universities, colleges, and tribal colleges; at research institutes; at professional meetings in Native American and Indigenous Studies, anthropology, and science and technology studies (STS); in museums of culture and science; for federal agencies and tribal organizations; and at the United Nations. You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in booking me for a talk. I am fully booked through April 2017. I am happy to discuss booking lectures for May 2017 and later. Speaker fees are negotiated based on a combination of how arduous is the travel, and who is asking. I am especially interested in invitations to speak to indigenous and science and technology policy audiences as well as audiences concerned with the roles of "sex" and "nature" in colonialism and other forms of repression.
invited lectures (selected)
Decolonizing Critical Animal Studies, Cripping Critical Animal Studies, University of Alberta, 6/21/16. Plenary panel with Dinesh Wadiwel, Kim TallBear, and Maneesha Deckha, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Landbody: Indigeneity’s Radical Commitments, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee,5/06/16. Invited plenary, "Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexuality and Nature," Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. View here. European Network of Political Ecology, ENTiTLE Conference, Royal Institute of Technology,3/21/16. Invited keynote, Decolonial Political Ecology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. Web site here. Indigenous Feminisms Power Panel, Department of Indigenous Studies, University of Saskatchewan,3/15/16. Invited panelist with Kim Anderson and Audra Simpson, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. View here. Decolonization, Pedagogy, & Resurgence, Indigenous Feminisms Workshop 2016, University of Alberta, 3/11/16. Invited keynote, "Standing With and Speaking as Faith: A Feminist-Indigenous Approach to Inquiry," Edmonton, AB, Canada.View here. Indigenous Women, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TRC), & Universities, Indigenous Feminisms Workshop 2016, University of Alberta, 3/10/16. Invited panelist with Shalene Jobin and Dory Nason, Edmonton, AB, Canada.View here. Ecologies of Social Justice and the Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia, 2/24/16. Invited speaker: "Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexualities," Vancouver, BC, Canada. Listen here. First Nations & Indigenous Studies, University of British Columbia, 2/23/16. Invited speaker: "A Conversation with Dr. Kim TallBear: An Indigenous Ethic of Relationality," Vancouver, BC, Canada. Making Families: Transnational Surrogacy, Queer Kinship, and Reproductive Justice symposium, University of California, Berkeley, 2/19/16. Invited speaker: "Making Love and Relations Beyond Settler Sexualities," Berkeley, CA, USA. Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Questions speaker series,University of Alberta, 12/04/15 (published 12/15/15). Invited speaker with Sha LaBare: "Matters of Life and Death," Edmonton, AB, Canada. View here. Galaudett University, 11/17/15. Invited speaker: "DNA and the Re-Articulation of Native American Race." Washington DC, USA. Indigenous Foucault Symposium, University of Alberta, 10/26/15. Invited panelist: "Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnations: Indigenous Appropriations in the US." Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. View here(8:00-25:40, however the stream is choppy and skips.) IPinCH (Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage). DNA and Indigeneity Symposium, 10/23/15. Invited speaker: "Science and Whiteness." Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. View here. America & Its Unfit: Eugenics Then & Now, New York University, 9/25/15. Invited panelist: "America for Americans." New York, NY, USA. Cold War Indigeneity in Science and Medicine, Yale University, 9/09/15. Invited speaker: "Combatting Colonial Technoscience: Lessons from the Frontlines." New Haven, Connecticut, USA. Texas A&M University Indigenous Studies Working Group and Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, 4/10/15. Invited speaker: "The Political-Economy of U.S. Tribal Citizenship in the 20th and 21st Centuries." College Station, Texas, USA. Home/Sick American Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Texas, Austin, 4/2/15. Invited keynote: "Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnation: Indigenous Appropriations in the U.S." Austin, Texas. Spaces of Attunement: Life, Matter, and the Dance of Encounters symposium, Cardiff University, 3/30-31/15. Invited plenary: "Disrupting Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Interspecies Thinking and the New Materialisms," Cardiff, Wales. Dimensions of Political Ecology conference 2015, University of Kentucky, 2/26-28/15. Invited keynote: "Disrupting Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Interspecies Thinking and the New Materialisms," Lexington, KY, USA. View here. University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG) Feminist Science Studies talk series, 2/06/15. Invited speaker: Beyond Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Cryopreservation Practice and Ethics, Interspecies Thinking, and the New Materialisms, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Bard College Berlin and Martin-Luther Universitat, Halle-Wittenberg, 6/14/14. Invited panel speaker: "Claims of Descent": Science, Representation, Race and Redress in 21st Century South Africa, Halle, Germany. "Genomic Articulations of Indigeneity in the U.S." (Presented via video-conference due to conflicting travel). Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2014, Plenary Session. Fundamental Convergences: Ontologies, Imaginaries, and Agencies, 5/23/14. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Co-panelists: Benjamin Alberti (Framingham), Mary Weismantel (Northwestern), and Rosemary Joyce (UC Berkeley). University of Waikato/Te Whare Wananga o Waikato, International Symposium on Transforming Public Engagement on Controversial Science & Technology, 2/18/14. Invited keynote. "Combating Colonial Technoscience: Lessons from the Frontlines," Hamilton, New Zealand. Columbia University, Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, 11/7/13. "Beyond Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Cryopreservation, Interspecies Thinking, and the New Materialisms," New York, NY. University of California, Los Angeles, Center for the Study of Women, Life (Un)Ltd Lecture Series, 11/5/13. Invited lecture: "Beyond Life/Not Life: A Feminist-Indigenous Reading of Cryopreservation, Interspecies Thinking, and the New Materialisms," Los Angeles, CA. View here. University of Manitoba, MLEF Speaker Series, 10/28/13. Invited lecture: "Combating Colonial Technosciece: Lessons from the Frontlines," Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Uppsala University, Centre for Gender Research, 10/18/13. Invited lecture: Third Supra-disciplinary Feminist Technoscience Symposium, "Native American DNA and the False Promise of Genetic Science," Uppsala, Sweden. University of Washington, Borders of Kinship: Species/ Race/Indigeneity, Latin American & Caribbean Studies program, the Jackson School of International Studies, the Simpson Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race, & Sexuality (WISER), 5/23/13. Invited lecture: "An Indigenous Approach to Critical Animal Studies, Interspecies Thinking, and the New Materialisms," Seattle, Washington. University of California, Berkeley, The Center for Race & Gender and the Multicultural Community Center, 3/15/13. Invited lecture: Speculative Visions of Race, Technology, Science & Survival. "An Indigenous Ontological Discussion of Cryopreservation Practices and Ethics (and Why I’d Rather Think about Pipestone).” Berkeley, CA. University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies, 2/8/13.Understanding #IdleNoMore. "Indigenous Thought Leads Change for All: What #IdleNoMore and Indigenous People Doing Science Have in Common." Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.View here. Uppsala, University, Centre for Gender Research and UPPSAM (The Network/Association for Sami Related Research in Uppsala), 10/11/12.Supra-disciplinary Feminist Technoscience Symposium: Co-Constituting Indigenous, Academic, Artistic Knowledgesand Understandings of Land-, Water-, Body-, and Lab-scapes. "Indigenous Standpoint Research: Studying Indigenous Bio-scientists." Uppsala, Sweden. Queensland University of Technology, Indigenous Studies Research Network (ISRN), 9/27/12. ISRN 2012 Annual Symposium, "What is Critical Indigenous Studies in the 21st Century? Invited speaker: "Dear Indigenous Studies, It's Not Me, It's You: Why I Left and What Needs to Change." Brisbane, Australia. National Research Council of the National Academies, 9/20/12. SciSIP Principal Investigators' Conference. "Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists." Washington, D.C. University of California, Berkeley, Science, Technology, and Society Center (STSC), 5/4/12. Symposium: What's New about New Materialisms? "Indigenous Thought and New Materialisms." Berkeley, CA. Columbia University, Anthropology Department, 2/12/12. Franz Boas Seminar. “Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists.” New York, NY. University of California, San Francisco. Center on Social Disparities in Health (CSDH), 1/11/12. “Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists.” Sophia University, 12/6/11. "Indigenous and Feminist Approaches to Technoscience and Environment." Tokyo, Japan. Assembly of First Nations (AFN), 11/16/11. National Citizenship Forum. "The Political Economy of U.S. Tribal Citizenship in the 20th Century: Lessons." Enoch Band of Cree Resort, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 9/16/11. Symposium. Quantum Leap: Does Indian Blood Still Matter? "From Blood to DNA, from Tribe to Race in Tribal Citizenship." Washington, D.C. (View here; my talk starts about 1:38:00-2:07:00). University of California, Berkeley. Science, Technology & Society Center (STSC), KAS (Kroeber Anthropological Society), 5/6/11. Symposium: The Reinvention of Time: Articulations of the Past and Future in the Scientific Present. "Indians, Industrialists, Miners and Physicists: Posts from en Route through Time and Empire." Bard College at Simon's Rock, 10/18/10. “Our DNA is Their Property?” Great Barrington, MA. University of California, Berkeley, College of Natural Resources Homecoming, 10/8/10. “Our DNA is Their Property?” Lawrence Hall of Science, 1/29/10. Opening panel for AAA RACE exhibit, “Genetics and Native American Race,” Berkeley, CA. University of Exeter, 9/24/09. Genomics and Identity Politics Symposium. Genomics, Blood, and the Shifting Precisions of U.S. Native American Identity,” Exeter, U.K. University of Illinois, Native American Studies Program, 3/31/09. “Genomics, Governance, and Indigenous Peoples.” Champagne-Urbana, IL. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Invited Distinguished Lecture Series, Science, Technology and Society Program, 3/26/09.“Genomics, Governance, and Indigenous Peoples.” American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), 11/12/08. The Social, Ethical and Biomedical Implications of Ancestry Testing: Exploring New Terrain, Ethics and Issues Panel, “The Genetic Articulation of Indigeneity.” Philadelphia, PA. Genome British Columbia, 5/16/08. Confronting “Race”: DNA and Diversity in the Digital Age. “The Genetic Articulation of Indigeneity.” Vancouver, Canada. Center for Society and Genetics (CSG), UCLA, 11/8/07. “Indigenous Peoples and Science: Research, Sovereignty, and Ethics.” Los Angeles, CA. United Tribes Technical College, 10/10/07. Native researcher speaker series, Bismarck, ND. National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) mid-year meeting, Second Annual Tribal Leader/Scholar Forum, 6/12/07. “Native American DNA: Implications for Citizenship and Identity.” Anchorage, AK. University of Washington, Institute for Public Health Genetics, School of Public Health, 5/30/07. "Genographic, Race, and Indigenous Peoples.” Seattle, WA. Science Museum of Minnesota, 2/22/07. Public Lecture for the exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different? “Narratives of Race and Indigeneity in the Genographic Project.” Stanford Humanities Center “Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age” speaker series 3/07/05. "Native American DNA” and the Search for Origins: Risks for Tribes.” Palo Alto, CA. University of Colorado, Givens Institute, 7/24/04. 9th Annual Genetics & Ethics in the 21st Century meeting. "Native American DNA: Race, Genetic Genealogy Testing & Potential Implications for Native American Life.” Aspen, CO. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Orgaization (UNESCO), Paris, France, 5/15/01. Symposium on Indigenous Identities: Oral, Written Expressions and New Technologies. “Landscape of Memory and Cultural Approaches to Tribal Environmental Stewardship.”
conference papers/talks/discussant (selected)
Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISA) Annual Meeting, 5/18/16. "Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnations: Indigenous Appropriations in the US.” Panel: Racializing Indigenous Identities: In the Epistemological Space between Self-identification and Indigenous Peoplehood, Honolulu, Hawai'i. American Anthropological Association 114th annual Meeting, 11/21/15. "Molecular Death, Desire, and Redface Reincarnations: Indigenous Appropriations in the US," Panel: Identity, Belonging, and the Biopolitics of DNA in Colonial Modernity. Denver, Colorado, USA. View the Storify of our panel here! Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 11/12/15. "Making Love & Relations Beyond Settler Sexualities," Panel: Make Kin, Not Babies: Toward Feminist STS Pro-Kin and Non-Natalist Politics of Population and Environment, Denver, Colorado, USA. Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISA) Annual Meeting, 5/30/14. "Desire, DNA, Submission, SM (DDSM),” Panel: All My Relations? Conflicts and Confluences between Red, Black and White in a White Supremacist United States. Austin, TX. American Anthropological Association 112th Annual Meeting, 11/22/13. Discussant for "Sacred & Secular Technologies Roundtable. Chicago, IL. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 10/10/13. Roundtable talk. "Standing With and Speaking as Faith: A Feminist-Indigenous Approach to Inquiry." Feminist Postcolonial Science Studies: What are the Issues? San Diego, CA. Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISA) Annual Meeting, 6/14/13. "Dear Indigenous Studies, It’s Not Me, It’s You: Why I Left and What Needs to Change,” Critical Indigenous Studies Panel 1, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. American Anthropological Association 111th Annual Meeting, 11/16/12. "An Indigenous Ontological Discussion of Cryopreservation Practices and Ethics." Defrost: The Social After-Lives of Biological Substance panel. San Francisco, CA. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 10/20/12. Discussant for "Entanglements of Science & Justice (Part 1)," Copenhagen, Denmark. Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, 10/18/12. "Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists," Copenhagen, Denmark. American Anthropological Association 110th Annual Meeting,10/18/11. Research talk, “Constituting Knowledge across Cultures of Expertise and Tradition: Indigenous Bio-scientists.” American Indian Anthropologists on Land, Sovereignty, Citizenship, Frauds and Other Critical Issues in Indian Country Today panel, Montreal, Canada. American Anthropological Association 110th Annual Meeting, 10/18/11. Discussant for Dorion Sagan, “The Human is More than Human: Interspecies Communities and the New ‘Facts of Life.’” Society for Cultural Anthropology’s Culture@Large session, Montreal, Canada. Native American and Indigenous Studies Annual Meeting, 5/20/11. Session chair and discussant, “Indigenous Articulations of Natural Resource Management Institutions,” Sacramento, CA. Greenbuild 2009 Conference, 11/12/09. Conference talk, “Democratizing Greenbuilding.” Presented within the panel, “The Oldest Approach to Sustainable Design: How Cultural Values and a Sense of Place Lead to Greenbuilding Design," Phoenix, AZ. Native American and Indigenous Studies Annual Meeting, 5/22/09. Session co-chair, “Co-productions of Environmental Science, Technology, and Indigenous Governance,” Minneapolis, MN. American Anthropological Association 105th annual meeting, 11/15-19/06. Research talk, "Native American DNA: Biological Entrepreneurs and the Making of Identity.” Presented within the Presidential Session, “Speaking With/For Nature: Conversations with Biologists and Their Non-Human Others," San Jose, CA. American Studies Association annual meeting, Oakland, CA, 10/12-15/06. Panel member, “US Inside Out: Race, Genomics, and Global Health.” Canadian Anthropology Society meeting on Human Nature/Human Identity, Concordia University, Montreal, 5/9-14/06. Research talk, “DNA.coms: Genetics and (Native American) Race On-line.” Presented within the symposium Indigeneity and Race. The American Association of Physical Anthropologists 75th annual meeting, Anchorage, AK, 3/8-11/06. Research talk, “Native-American-DNA.com: Genetics and Race On-Line.” Presented within the panel, “Genetic Ancestry Testing: The Public Face of Molecular Anthropology.” American Anthropological Association 104th annual meeting , Washington D.C., 11/30-12/4/05. Research talk, “Native-American-DNA.com: Marketing Indigeneity?” Presented within the panel, “The Molecularization of Race and Identity." United Nations Indigenous Peoples and Racism Conference, Sydney, Australia, 2/20/01. Conference talk, “Racialising Tribal Identity and the Implications for Political and Cultural Development.”