Academic Awards.

I have been invited to deliver 90+ 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 2012-2023.


Keynote, “Confronting Syndemic: Indigenous Scientific Literacies, Food Sovereignty, and the Literature of Intergenerational Justice,” The International Conference on Food Futures: Humanities and Social Sciences Approaches, National Sun Yat-Sen University, August 30 – September 7, 2022. Taipei, Taiwan. (in person)

August 30 – September 7, 2022

Keynote, “Meeting the Scale of the Challenge: Amplifying Humanities Communities of Interest, Building Communities of Purpose and Action,” Global Humanities Institute 2022: Climate Justice and Problems of Scale, Co-Sponsored by the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, 29 July – 7 August 2022, University of Pretoria’s Future Africa Campus, South Africa. (in person)

29 July – 7 August 2022

Keynote, “Communities of Purpose: Global Developments in Humanities-
Inclusive Sustainability Research,” Planet Texas 2050: Annual Research Symposium: Resilience Research in Action, University of Texas at Austin, April 11, 2022. (In person!)

April 11, 2022
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “Becoming Seres Puentes: Five Decades of Capacity-Building on the U.S.-Mexico Border,” Border Environments Speaker Series 2022, Department of Comparative Literature, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Mellon Grant Grand Challenge Grant, Cornell University, March 7, 2022, via Zoom.

March 7, 2022
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “The Environmental Humanities in the Age of Global
Syndemic,” Towards Environmental Humanities? Ecocriticism in Theory and Practice Lecture Series, Sponsored by Amerikanische Literatur und Kultur and The Change Labs Program, Universität Stuttgart, December 9, 2021, via Zoom

December 9, 2021
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “Subjects of Intergenerational Justice, Indigenous Philosophy, and the Environment,” Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney, December 6, 2021 via Zoom.

December 6, 2021
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “The Role of Creativity at the Nexus of Environmental Practice,”
Design, Ecology & Justice Speaker Series Wright-Ingraham Institute, Brooklyn, NY, September 29, 2021, via Zoom

September 29, 2021
Invited Panelist

Invited Panelist, “A Place to See: Self-Representation and Resistance in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead,” Literature and the Environment: Critical and Primary Sources, Center for Environmental Futures, University of Oregon, June 4, 2021 via Zoom.

June 4, 2021
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “The Language of Climate Change in an Age of Global Syndemic,”
Humanities in the Classroom Webinars,” National Humanities Center, via Zoom, Earth Day April 22, 2021,

April 22, 2021
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “Teaching Environmental Humanities: Certificate Programs in the
International Context,” The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, via Zoom, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, March 25, 2021.

March 25, 2021
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “What is Environmental Justice?” Planet Now! Conversations in
Environmental Studies, Center for Environmental Studies, sponsored by the Andrew A Mellon Foundation, School of Humanities, the School of Architecture, and the Humanities Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas, September 14, 2020 (via Zoom)

September 14, 2020
Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker, “Food Sovereignty, Bees, and the Law,” Environmental Law Association of South Africa, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, June 30, 2020 (via Zoom)

June 30, 2020
Invited Workshop Leader

Invited Workshop Leader, “Seminar 4: Environmental Justice,” Becoming the Future
Series. CAD FACTORY, Narrandera Arts and Community Centre, New South Wales, Australia, November 16-17, 2019.

November 16-17, 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.

April 3-5, 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 27-March 1, 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.

February 7, 2019
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.

December 5-10, 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.

November 15-16, 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.

October 5, 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.

July 3 – 6, 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.

June 22, 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 23, 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.

April 12, 2018
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.

September 25-26, 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.

7-11 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.

4-6, 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.

2 August, 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.

18-21 July, 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 31, 2017

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

May 24, 2017
Featured Speaker

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

17-18 May, 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.

April 20, 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.

March 31, 2017

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 23, 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.

November 21, 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.

Oct. 28 -29, 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 12-14, 2016

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

September 7, 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.

September 5, 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.

June 22-25, 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.

February 26, 2016

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.

September 24-27, 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.

July 17-18, 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.

April 23-24, 2015
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 19, 2014

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

December 16, 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.

June 5-8, 2014

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.

October 5, 2013

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

March 8-9, 2013

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.

July   12, 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.

June 27, 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.

March 20, 2012