Conferences

Conference Papers

“Distressed Subjects: The DSM-V, Disavowal, and the Politics of Trans Suffering in Canada.” Trans*studies: an International Transdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Embodiment, and Sexuality. University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, September 2016.

“The Transexual Pervert on your Couch: Psychoanalysis and Sexual ‘Deviations.’”  Transgender Mental Health Symposium: Trans*Sexuality. Psychotherapy Centre for Gender and Sexuality, New York NY, September 2016.

“Foot Fetish as Decolonization: BDSM, Normalization, and the Queerest of Intimacies.” Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Annual Sexuality Studies Association, Ottawa Ontario, June 2015; Sex Salon January 2016.

“What is Lost in Cohesion: Guilt and Shame in David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’” The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Feb 2015; Sex Salon November 2015.

“‘As they Pass Over the Record of my Strange Destiny’: Lucy Ann/Joseph Israel Lobdell and the Historical Construction of Gender Nonconformance.” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians. University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, May 2014.

“Explicit Contradictions: Ambivalence in Feminist Porn Communities.” The Feminist Porn Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario, April 2013.

“Act Natural!” The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee Wisconsin, February 2013.

“Kink and Identity: High School…Confidential?” Panelist, An Unholy Harvest. 519 Community Centre, Toronto Ontario, October 2012.

“I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So: Confronting Difficult Knowledge and Desire with the Wild Things.” Dynamic Resistances: Complicating, Screwing & Perpetuating Structures in Our World. York University, Toronto Ontario, September 2012.

“Nourish Peterborough.” Bring Food Home. Trent University, Peterborough Ontario, October 27-29 2011.

“Nourish Peterborough: Achieving Food Sovereignty through Local Activism.” Hamilton Eat Local & Slow Food Hamilton Holiday Eco-Schmooze. Hamilton Ontario, December 2011.


Guest Lectures 

“The Erotic as Power: Black Feminist Thought and Pornography.” Undergraduate Lecture in Introduction to Sexuality Studies. Department of Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. York University, Toronto Ontario, February 2016 & February 2017.

“Identity and Psychoanalysis.” Undergraduate Seminar in Theorizing Identity (and Post-Identity) Politics. Department of Political Science. Queens University, Kingston Ontario, February 2016.

“Applying For Grants: Professional Development Workshop.” Graduate Seminar. Department of Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. York University, Toronto Ontario, September 2015.

“Sex Work, Trafficking Narratives and Migration.” Undergraduate Lecture in Sociology of Gender. Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto Ontario, December 2012.

“Judith Butler on Gender Performativity.” Undergraduate Lecture in Sociology of Gender. Department of Sociology, York University, Toronto Ontario, December 2012.

“Watch With Glittering Eyes: Exploring feminist porn communities.” Undergraduate Seminar in Feminist Theory. Department of Women’s Studies, Trent University, 2010.

“The Hair Project.” Undergraduate Seminar in Feminist Research. Department of Women’s Studies, Trent University, 2009.

 

Conference Coordination and Planning

 

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