Keynotes, Lectures and Workshops

I have been invited to deliver over 75 keynotes, invited lectures and workshops in Australia, China, England, Italy, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and throughout the U.S., including 2012-2019:

Keynotes, Lectures and Workshops

I have been invited to deliver over 75 keynotes, invited lectures and workshops in Australia, China, England, Italy, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and throughout the U.S., including 2012-2019:

April 3-5, 2019

Speaker, “Beyond Despair: Next Steps in the Environmental Humanities,” Beyond Despair: Theory and Practice in Environmental Humanities, National Humanities Center, Research Triangle, North Carolina, April 3-5, 2019.

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February 27-March 1, 2019

Speaker, “The Potential of Blockbuster Film for Widening Public Understanding of Indigenous Scientific Literacies and the Rights for Nature Movement,” Amazon and Environmental Awareness Week, Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Program of Spanish and Portuguese, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, February 27-March 1, 2019.

February 7, 2019

Speaker, “Science Fiction and New Constellations of Practice in the Environmental Humanities,” Americanist Speaker Series, Duke University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Carolina, February 7, 2019.

December 5-10, 2018
Invited Panelist

Invited Panelist, “Managing or ‘Building Relationships?’ Environmental Humanities Contributions to the Design of Desirable Futures,” American Geophysical Union Conference, Washington, D. C., December 5-10, 2018.

November 15-16, 2018
Mellon Lecture and Graduate Seminar

Mellon Lecture and Graduate Seminar, “What we Learn from Pink Dolphins: Key Questions, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Environmental Humanities,” University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, November 15-16, 2018.

October 5, 2018
Symposium Speaker

Symposium Speaker, “From Whale Rider to The Shape of Water: The Role of Blockbuster Film in Widening Public Understanding of the Rights to Nature Movement,” Trans-species Listening and Rights of Nature: Legal Persons beyond the Human Symposium, Duke University, October 5, 2018.

July 3 - 6, 2018
Inaugural Keynote, University of Alcalá, Cervantes Salon

Inaugural Keynote, “From Cosmology to Cosmopolitics: A Genealogy of the Environmental Humanities,” International Conference on Environmental Humanities: Stories, Myths, and Arts to Envision a Change, University de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, July 3 – 6, 2018.

June 22, 2018

Keynote, “Learning from the Octopus: Multispecies Ethnography, Biosemiotics and Narrative Scholarship,” “Nature and Narrative: Writing, Literature and Pedagogy in the Anthropocene,” Saint Louis University, Madrid, June 22, 2018.

April 23, 2018

Speaker, “Peripatetic Legacies: John Muir, Walking, and the Path to Environmental Justice,” “After the West: Rethinking John Muir’s Environmental Legacy,” Environments in Motion Annual Lecture Series, University of California, San Diego, April 23, 2018.

April 12, 2018

Keynote, “New Constellations of Practice in the Humanities: Backbone, Earth-Keeping, Country, Oceania,” Indigenous Ecologies Symposium, Environmental Humanities Colloquium, Program in Environmental Thought & Practice, University of Virginia, April 12, 2018.

September 25-26, 2017
Keynote and Working Lunch

Keynote and Working Lunch, “Humanizing Sustainability: Piloting New Constellations of Practice in a Plural World,” Humanizing Sustainability Speaker Series, sponsored by Bucknell University Humanities Center, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA,  September 25-26, 2017.

7-11 August, 2017
Invited Humanities for the Environment (HfE) Panelist

Invited Humanities for the Environment (HfE) Panelist. “Desertification and Desert Urban Labs: The Humanities and the Arts of Futurity,” The World Humanities Conference, organized by the International Council for the Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPESH) with UNESCO, Liège, Belgium, 7-11 August, 2017.

4-6, August, 2017
Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker. “The Citizen Humanities and Citizen Sensing: New Constellations of Humanities Practice in Desert Regions and Cities,” Humanities for the Environment (HfE) International Conference, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 4-6, August, 2017.

2 August, 2017
Invited Lecture

Invited Lecture. “Food Futures: Speculative Fiction and Film, Ethnobotanical Knowledges and Urban Resilience,” Sponsored by the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship and Environmental Law Association of South Africa, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 August, 2017.

18-21 July, 2017
Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker. “What are the Citizen Humanities?” The Participatory Environmental Humanities Workshop. The PLuS Alliance (ASU – KCL –UNSW): “Forum on Equality,” Sydney, Australia, 18-21 July, 2017.

May 31, 2017

Keynote, “Dinner 2030: Food Futures,” Anthroposcenaries / Antroposcenari: Ecologies, Landscapes, and Stories. Environmental Humanities International Research Group, Università degli Studi di Torino, Turin, Italy, May 31, 2017.

May 24, 2017

Lecture, “Global Ecologies and the Environmental Humanities,” Research Centre for Environmental Humanities Public Lecture Series, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, May 24, 2017.

17-18 May, 2017
Featured Speaker

Featured Speaker. “Humanities for the Anthropocene: Knowledge.” The PLuS Alliance (ASU – KCL –UNSW), Kings College London, 17-18 May, 2017.

April 20, 2017
Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker, “Food Futures: Indigenous Ethnobotanical Knowledges, Seed Sovereignty, and Resilience.” Decolonizing Nature: Resistance | Resilience | Revitalization.” University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 20, 2017.

March 31, 2017

Lecture, “How to Make your Campus an Urban Lab for the Citizen Humanities,” Eco/Next: Green Humanities Beyond 2017 Series. Sponsored by English, Film & Media Arts, and Women’s & Gender Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 31, 2017.

November 23, 2016

Keynote, “Backbone, Country, Anthropocene: Integrating Knowledges, Forging New Constellations of Humanities and Social Science Practice,” Global Ecologies Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, November 23, 2016.

November 21, 2016
Workshop Leader

Workshop Leader. “Gathering the Desert in an Urban Lab: Designing the Citizen Humanities.” Figuring Worlds: Engaging the Environmental Humanities. University of New South Wales, Australia, November 21, 2016.

Oct. 28 -29, 2016

Keynote, “Roots and Trajectories: Why Field Genealogies—and Intergenerational Justice— Matter in the Environmental Humanities.” Environmental Trajectories Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, Oct. 28 -29, 2016.

September 12-14, 2016

Speaker, “Addressing Cities, Heritage, Food, Environment and Climate Change within the Humanities for the Environment (HfE) Global Initiative,” Valuing, Evaluating, Creativity Conference and the 10th Annual UNESCO Creative Cities Network Meeting, Mid Sweden University, Östersund. Sweden, September 12-14, 2016.

September 7, 2016

Lecturer, “The Anthropocene Humanities and Keywords for Environmental Studies,” The Seedbox Collaboratory, Linköping University, September 7, 2016.

September 5, 2016

Lecturer, “Integrating Knowledges, Forging New Constellations of Transdisciplinary Practice,” Higher Seminar, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Environmental Humanities Lab, Division of History of Science, Technology & Environment, September 5, 2016.

June 22-25, 2016

Keynote, Why Bears, Sachamama (Mother Forest), and other Transformational Beings are (Still) Good to Think: From Ecopoetics to Multispecies Ethnography.” Dwellings of Enchantment: Writing and Reenchanting the Earth: International Conference on Ecopoetics, University of Perpignan, Perpignan, France, June 22-25, 2016.

February 26, 2016
Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker. “Creating New Fields: Expanding Environmental Justice/Climate Justice        with Scholarship in Related Areas.” Who’s Globe? Who’s Globalization. University of  California, Santa Barbara’s Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies on February 26, 2016. University of California, Santa Barbara. Feb. 26, 2016.

September 24-27, 2015

Keynote, “We Have Never Been “Anthropos”: The Future of the Environmental Humanities.” Symposium on the Future of the Environmental Humanities.” University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 24-27, 2015.

July 17-18, 2015

Keynote. “We Have Never Been “Anthropos: From Environmental Justice to Cosmopolitics.” “Nation in the Age of Environmental Crisis”, Ecocriticism Network Symposium, Augsburg, Germany, July 17-18, 2015.

April 23-24, 2015
Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker. “Telling Storied Matters, Picturing Time: What Ancient Desert Plants Tell Us About Deep Time, Resilience, and Adaption.” Environmental Photography and Humanities: Contributions to Research and Awareness. An International Symposium. University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. April 23-24, 2015.

December 19, 2014
Keynote, Speculative Materialisms Conference, Tamshui, Taiwan

Keynote. The Sixth International Conference in Ecodiscourse: Speculative Materialisms. “Toward a Future We Want: Material Ecocriticism and the Articulation of “Storied Matter (s),” Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, December 19, 2014.

December 16, 2014

Lecture. “Networked Relations: Humanities for the Environment.” Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Xiamen University, Fujian Province, China. December 16, 2014.

June 5-8, 2014
Invited Presentation

Invited Presentation. “Humanities for the Environment: Articulating ‘Storied Matter’ in the Multiverse.” The Annual Meeting of the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI): Performative Humanities. The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, June 5-8, 2014.

October 5, 2013

Keynote, “Gardens in the Desert: Migration, Diaspora and Food Sovereignty in the Work of Global Indigenous Women Writers,” International Migrants and Their Memories Conference,” National Sun-yat Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, October 5, 2013.

March 8-9, 2013

Lecture, “A Keyword for Environmental Studies: Imagination,” “Environmental Humanities in a Changing World,” Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, March 8-9, 2013.

July   12, 2012

Lecture: “Source of Light, Source of Life: New Biosemiotic Understandings of Indigenous Literatures and Ecological Knowledges.” Center for Comparative Native and Indigenous Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz, Germany. July   12, 2012.

June 27, 2012

Keynote: “If a Tree Falls: Multispecies Ethnography, Amazonian Imagination and New Answers to Old Questions,” Fifth European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment Conference, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, June 27, 2012.

March 20, 2012

Lecture: “Keywords in the Study of Environment and Culture: Imagination.” “Towards a Sustainable Future: Opportunities for Collaborations Between the Humanities and the Sciences.” Sponsored by Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. Co-sponsored by the Centre for Cultural History; the Centre for Sustainable International Development, University of Aberdeen; and the Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, March 20, 2012.