Presentations

 

Invited Talks

2017  “Indigenous Cinemas of the Future.” Annenberg Research Seminar. USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 30.

2016  “Collaborative Filmmaking in Remote Aboriginal Communities.” OzDocs Australian Documentary Forum. Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Sydney, AU. May. 10.

2016  “The Social Life of Kimberley Aboriginal Media.” US Embassy Research Forum. Australian-US Fulbright Headquarters. Canberra, AU. Mar. 23.

2015  “Broadcasting Indigenous Futures: The Social Life of Kimberley Aboriginal Media.” Nulungu Centre for Indigenous Studies. University of Notre Dame. Broome, AU. Nov. 12.

2015  “A Tale of Two Songlines: Aboriginal Production Values at the Twilight of Self-Determination Funding.” Department of Anthropology, University of Western Australia. Perth, AU. Mar. 6.

2015  “Closing the Media Gap: Mining, Capital, and the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.” Communications and Media Program, University of Notre Dame. Fremantle, AU. Mar. 5.

 

Conference Panels Organized and Chaired

2017  “Gesture Ideologies.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. 

2016  (Invited Status) “Indigenous Media Futures.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MI. Nov. 19.

2016  “Collaborative Filmmaking as Method/Object.” Society for Cultural Anthropology Biennial Meeting. Ithaca, NY. May. 14.

2012  “Alter(native) Visions of Futures and Outer Spaces.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 17.

 

Conference Presentations

2017  “Hand Talk TV: Visualizing Metapragmatics in Aboriginal Australian Sign Language.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. Dec. 2. 

2017  "Fires, Tires, and Paper: Reimagining Collaborative Filmmaking in Australia." Visual Research Conference. Washington, DC. Nov. 29. 

2017  “Strategic Invisibilities: White Editors, Purity Politics, and the Boundaries of Indigenous Media.” The Boundaries and Borders Graduate Conference. Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Sept. 30.

2016  (Invited Status) “Dreaming Down the Track: The Mediation of Aboriginal Futurisms.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MI. Nov. 19.

2016  “Refusing Theoretical Possessives in Aboriginal Film Projects.” The Ethnographic Turn Graduate Conference. Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Oct. 1.

2016  “The Media is the Method: Co-elaboration and the Ritual Pollution of Ethnographic Purity.” Society for Cultural Anthropology Biennial Meeting. Ithaca, NY. May. 14.

2015  “Broadcasting Indigenous Futures: The Social Life of Kimberley Aboriginal Media.” National Centre for Indigenous Studies Research Conference at the ANU. Canberra, AU. Oct. 15.

2014  (Invited status) “Media Moorings and Australian Indigeneities.” Invited panel at the joint meeting of the Australian Anthropological Society and the Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Queenstown, NZ. Nov. 11.

2014  “Deafening Discourse: (In)visibility, Public Health Media, and the Aboriginal Ear Infection Epidemic.” American Ethnological Society and Society for Visual Anthropology joint meetings. Boston, MA. Apr. 12.

2013  “Visual Sovereignty in Cyberia: IndigiTube as an Aboriginal Model for Heteroglossic Video Archiving.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. Nov. 21.

2013  “ ‘Whitefella Make Too Much Paper’: The Unbearable Slowness of Bureaucracy in Remote Aboriginal Australia.” Rethinking Bureaucracy Graduate Conference. Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Sept. 27.

2012  “Decolonizing Encounters of The Third Kind: Alternative Futuring in Native Science Fiction Film.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. Nov. 17.

2012  “ ‘Last Night all the Synagogues in Germany were Burned’: Agency, Victimhood, and Humor in a Life History of Annalisa Gunzenhauser.” Ethnography and Biography Graduate Conference. Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Sept. 28.

2012  “AIM, Occupy, and ‘Decolonize Denver’: Whiteness and the Exclusion of the American Indian Movement in Occupy Denver.” High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference. Denver, CO. Apr. 21.

2012  “Red Skin, White Masks: Dystopian Assimilation in Jeff Barnaby’s File under Miscellaneous.” Anthropology of Consciousness Annual Meeting. Boulder, CO. Feb. 9.

2011  “Rethinking Indigeneity in the Classroom: Collaborative Course Building in a Faculty Learning Community.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC. Nov. 16.

2010  “Indigenous Film as Critical Identity Discourse.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. Nov. 17.

2010  “Telling Their Own Stories: Embedded Identity and Community in Indigenous Film.” High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference. Denver, CO. Apr. 24.

 

Public Talks

2017  “Generative Hope in the Post-Apocalyptic Present” Intercampus Anthropology Lecture. University of Colorado. Colorado Springs, CO. Apr. 13.

2016  “Screening Temporal Sovereignty: The Mediation of Aboriginal Futurisms.” The Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies Annual Graduate Showcase. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Dec. 6.

2015  “Fires, Tires and Paper: The Everyday Life of Remote Aboriginal Media.” Anthros in Alice Speaker Series at the Central Land Council. Alice Springs, AU. Sept. 18.

2014  “The Social Benefits of Indigenous Media Production.” Talking Heads Lecture Series at the Nulungu Centre for Indigenous Studies. University of Notre Dame. Broome, AU. Sept. 18.

2013  “ ‘Throw him in the deep end’: Filming The Last Generation in Remote Aboriginal Australia.” Brownbag talk in the Department of Anthropology. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO. Nov. 7.

2013  “Indigenous Media and the Guise of Australian Multiculturalism.” Brownbag talk in the Department of Anthropology. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO. Jan. 25.

2011  “Navajos on Mars: Indigenous Futurism in Native Science Fiction Film.” Department of Anthropology graduate student showcase. University of Colorado. Boulder, CO. Nov. 12.

 

Roundtables, Workshops, and Posters

2017  Workshop co-presented with Anar Parikh. “Podcasting 101 with Anthropod.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC. Nov. 30. 

2017  Panelist. “Just Futures Symposium.” Symposium held by the University of Colorado Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. Boulder, CO. Feb. 10.

2017  Panelist. “Science Fiction and the Civic Imagination Forum: Whose Futures Does Science Fiction Foretell?” USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Los Angeles, CA. Jan. 30.

2015  Poster presenter. “The Social Life of Aboriginal Media.” Fulbright Scholar Showcase. Perth, AU. Feb. 19.

2013  Panelist. “How to do Collaborative Research with Tribes: Opportunities for Museums and Students.” Roundtable discussion at the Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Meeting. Golden, CO. Apr. 26.