“The Charting Pathways to Intellectual Leadership model: Valuing unseen gendered labor in annual and promotion and tenure review.” Session sponsored by the MLA Committee on Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Profession. Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA. January 5-8, 2023.
This presentation focuses on the approach outlined in our recent article in Change: A Magazine of Higher Learning from the perspective of gender.
Invited roundtable member. “Infrastructures of Professional Development.” MLA Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA. January 5-8, 2023.
This roundtable has been organized by the Association of Languages Departments (ALD, former ADFL). We would love to have you join us!!
“Diagnosis discourse in writing by parents of neurodiverse children: A medical humanities approach.” Poster presentation. Women in German Annual Conference. Portland, OR. November 10-12, 2022.
Can’t wait to be back in person at the WIG Conference!!!!
“The German self-help memoir: Exploring identity, wellness, and ableism at the diagnosis in writing by parents of neurodiverse children.” Medical Humanities Seminar. German Studies Association. Houston, TX. September 15-18, 2022.
Can’t wait to be back in person at the GSA!!! Hope to see you there!
Invited plenary session speaker. “Building Engaged Communities in Disengaged Times.” MLA Academic Program Services (MAPS) Leadership Institute. June 27, 2022. Virtual seminar.
Come to the MAPS Summer Seminar!!! This is a great way to network and learn more about what is going on in the area of language learning across the US and Canada!
Invited Workshop Co-Presenter with Karen Stolley. “Become an Accredited External Reviewer for ADFL.” Pre-Convention Workshop. MLA Convention. January 5, 2022. Washington, D.C.
This workshop has been organized by the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL). Participants will be ADFL accredited external reviewers upon completion. Sign-up! We would love to have you join us!!
“The self-help memoir: Exploring identity and ableism in writing by parents of neurodiverse children.” Poster presentation. Women in German Annual Conference. Virtual Portland, OR, November 4-7, 2021.
Looking forward to great conversations at the poster session as always!
“Parental identity, wellness, and ableism in Silke Bauerfeind’s Ein Kind mit Autismus zu begleiten, ist auch eine Reise zu sich selbst.” German Studies Association Annual Conference. Virtual Indianapolis, IN. September 30-October 3, 2021.
Looking forward to a great exchange of ideas at this session.
Invited Workshop Co-Presenter with Karen Stolley. “Become an Accredited External Reviewer for ADFL.” Pre-Convention Workshop. MLA Convention. January 9, 2020. Seattle, WA.
This workshop has been organized by the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL). Participants will be ADFL accredited external reviewers upon completion.
Roundtable speaker. “Institutional Contexts and the Shaping and Reshaping of Power.” Sponsored by the MLA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession. MLA Convention. January 10, 2020. Seattle, WA
Here I will be speaking on the important of Grassroots Leadership and the MSU initiative Cultivating Your Path to Intellectual Leadership (CPIL).
“Staying with the Trouble: Cultivating a Path to Intellectual Leadership (CPIL)” with Christopher P. Long, Bill Hart-Davidson, and Cara Cilano. Prospecting: Extraction, Speculation, and Liberation in the Accelerated Academy. Michigan State University, November 22-23, 2019.
A presentation of the initiative Cultivating Your Path to Intellectual Leadership in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University.
“Bringing Hope and Care to Institutions of Higher Education through an Intentional Intellectual Communities Model.”
Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference. October 17-19, 2019. East Lansing, MI.
This talk touched upon the university as utopian/dystopian space, the Culture of Care initiative at MSU, and the Davina Cooper’s “Everyday Utopia” model.
“The Education 2035 Initiative at MSU” with Andrew Christlieb, New Frontiers in Packaging Conference, School of Packaging, October 9, 2019.
Panelist. “Women in Data Science.” R-Ladies. Women in Data Science Conference. April 12, 2019. East Lansing, MI.
These presentations grew out of the Education 2035 initiative in AY 18-19 that I co-organized with Andrew Christlieb, Chair of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering at MSU.
Roundtable. “Re-Imagining the Discipline: German Studies, the Humanities, and the University,” Institute for German Cultural Studies (IGCS), Cornell University, September 13-14, 2019.
Panel on research. Discussed the importance of valuing diverse forms of scholarship in the promotion and tenure process to ensure the valuing of diversity of ways of knowing in German Studies.
“The Fascists Are Here!: Revisiting Iron Sky’s Nazis in 2018.” Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, November 2018, Berkeley, CA.
In 2012, I presented a paper entitled ironically “The Nazis are coming.” This work looks at the representation of Nazis in the two films from the perspective of a resurgence in contemporary global fascism. A new aspect of this talk will be presented at the upcoming International Conference of Fantastic in the Arts 2019.
Roundtable Participant on “Children’s and Youth Culture: New Directions.” German Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA September 2018
This wonderful round table organized by Ada Bieber and Benita Blessing anticipates the creation of a needed Children’s and Youth Culture Network at the German Studies Association to recognize the important work being done in this culturally influential area.
“Cellular play: Nature’s agency in Johanna and Günter Braun’s Conviva Ludibundus.” Science Fiction Research Association, Riverside, CA, June 2017
A second article project examining the importance of play in today’s culture to creativity and interdisciplinarity and the critical loss of joy in the everyday.
Organizer and Moderator of Roundtable “New Careers in German Studies and How They are Shaping the Graduate Curriculum.” German Studies Association Annual Conference, October 5-8, 2017, Atlanta, GA.
Rethinking graduate education through cross-institutional collaborations, applied German Studies, interdisciplinary options (Media Studies, etc.)
“Recruiting New Students with ‘German for Human Rights.’” Modern Language Association Convention, January 2017, Boston
This presentation focused on a new course at IWU that I developed to appeal to students who are interested in human rights and social justice issues in the German cultural context. It was developed in part because of new initiatives in this area to recruit students to double major in the German Studies program. This program was inspired by the work of my Spanish colleagues at IWU and their course entitled “Spanish for Social Justice.”