Presentations & Publications

Presentations

2016

  • “Building Ecorhetoric One Sensation at a Time to Counter Environmental Injustice.” Modern Language Association, Histories of Rhetoric panel. [Accepted] Philadelphia, PA, January 6, 2016.
  • “Sriracha Showdown: Hot Sauce, Emissions, and Environmental Injustices.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, KY, October 21, 2016.
  • “Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception: An Interdisciplinary Module for Examining Environmental Contamination and Impact.” Earth Educators Rendezvous, Implementing InTeGrate Curriculum Design. Madison, WI, July 19, 2016.

2015

  • “Risks & Rewards of Smelling Differently: Material Memory and Rhetorics of Home.” Panel D37 Sensory Rhetorics: Bodily Experiences in Ambient Environments. 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL, March 18-21, 2015.

2014

  • “Introducing Scentsational Rhetorics to Feminist Materialisms” (Cultural Rhetorics Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, October 30- Nov. 2, 2014).
  • “Google Knows: A Disobedient Scentsation Drifts around Borders”  (Rhetoric Society of America, San Antonio, TX,  May 22-26, 2014)
  • “Sensory Wayfinding” and Environmental Justice in Rhetorical Theory Pedagogy” (Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, IN, March 19-22, 2014)
  • “Failures in Rhetoric: Selective Perception” (English Studies at Large, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Feb. 8, 2014, Panel Organizer and Moderator)
  • “Failures in Media: Gendered Portrayals across the Globe”(English Studies at Large, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, Feb. 8, 2014, Panel Organizer and Moderator)

2013

  • “Sensory Wayfinding: Mapping Olfactory Rhetorics via Multiple Feminisms”  (Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Stanford University,  September 25-28, 2013)
  • “Teaching Environmental Justice with Rhetorical Theory: Ecofeminist Wayfinding, Emplacement, and Agency” (Featured Essayist – National Science Foundation, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, April 14-16, 2013)
  • “Rhetorical Perspectives of Environmental Justice: Accountability, Sensibility, and Service Learning in English Studies” (Invited Speaker, NSF InTeGrate Environmental Justice Grant-Funded Workshop, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, April 15, 2013)
  • “Minding the Climate: Interdisciplinary Perceptions of Nature’s Agency in Embodied Experiences, Narrative Formations, and Public Policy” (Session Chair, Association for Study of Literature and Environment, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, June 2013)
  • “The Salton Sea Smells: A ‘Whether’ Phenomenon” (Association for Study of Literature and Environment, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, June 2013)
  • “Creating Classroom ‘Pinterest’: Mingling Social Networks and Contract Assessments” (Allerton English Articulation Conference, Allerton Park & Retreat Center, Monticello, IL, April 2013)
  • “Collaborative Writing Experiences: Bodily Inscriptions, Tattoo Ink, and Cultural Contexts” (Invited Speaker, Spring Writing Research Colloquium, Illinois State University, Writing Program, March 2013)
  • “Minding the Smell of the Weather: A ‘Whether’ Phenomenon” (New Directions Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, March 2013)
  • “Getting Help with ReggieNet (Sakai)” (Invited Speaker/Facilitator, Technology Summit, Writing Program, Illinois State University, Writing Program, January 2013)
  • “Classroom ‘Pinterest’: Using Social Media to Develop Critical Inquiry in Computer Assisted Writing Classrooms” (Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology Annual Symposium, Normal, Illinois, January 2013)

2012

  • “The Salton Sea Smells: Analysis of a Scent Event” (Material Meditations: A Conference on Material Ecocriticism, Matter, Text, and Posthuman Ethics, Normal, Illinois, December 2012)
  • Native American History Month. Invited Panelist. Illinois Valley Community College Diversity Team. (Oglesby, Illinois, December 2012)
  • “Indebted to Ishi: A Brain, A Body, A Multi-Storied Journey Home” (Midwest Modern Language Association, Cincinnati, OH, November 2012)
  • “Exploring Visuals: Ideas and Ideals” (Invited Speaker, Writing Program Orientation Speaker, Illinois State University, Writing Program, August 2012)
  • “There is a Waft Coming in from Paradise: The Scent of Trauma” (New Directions Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, April 2012)
  • “What Smells? Scentprints, Smellscapes, and You” (English Studies at Large Interdisciplinary Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, April 2012)
  • “The Agency of Odor: A Feminist Sense of Trauma” (Conference on College Composition and Communication: Feminist Workshop, St. Louis, Missouri, March 2012)

2011

  • “(in)Visible Art in the Blood: The Hybrid Space of Faye HeavyShield” (Computers & Writing Conference, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 2011)
  • “Faye HeavyShield: Art of the (in)Visible” (Illinois State University Women’s and Gender Studies Symposium, Normal, Illinois, April 2011)
  • “Meeting Grounds: An Ethics of Seeing Faye HeavyShield” (Writing with Images: Visual Culture Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, April 2011)
  • “The Greatest Show on Earth?:  A Decolonial Virtual Museum of the Circus via Second Life” (Cultural Studies Association Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, March 2011)
  • “Using Interdisciplinary Collaboration and the Creative Process to Reach a Broader Audience with Geoscience Information” (Geological Society of America, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, March 2011)

2010

  • “The Language of Art Research Project: A Lexical View of Art” (Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, Illinois, March 2010)
  • “The Greatest Show on Earth?:Decolonial and Feminist Inquiry of the Circus via Second Life” (Computers & Writing Conference, Graduate Research Network, Purdue, Indiana, May 2010)
  • “A Virtual Museum of Circus Ephemera: A Second Life Critical Forum” (Invited Speaker: National Circus Historical Society Conference, Normal, Illinois, July 2010)
  • “(Human)Nature: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Ecotheory and Justice” (Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, December  2010)

Publications

2016

  • “Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception.” Science Education Resource Center, Co-Authored Open Access Teaching Module. Ed. Cathy Manduca. Carlton College. Web. 2016.

2014

  • “Smellscapes, Social Justice, and Olfactory Perception.” Rhetoric Society of America Program Papers. Ed. Anne Demo. Parlor Press. Print. 2015.

2012

  • Review Essay of “American Iconographic: National Geographic, Global Culture, and the Visual Imagination” by Stephanie L. Hawkins. JAC. Vol. 32. (2012):429-433. Print.
  • “Writing with Tattoo Ink: Composing that Gets Under the Skin” Grassroots Writing Research Journal. Vol. 3.1 (Fall 2012):15-21. Print.
  • “Writing with Tattoo Ink: Composing that Gets Under the Skin” Grassroots Writing Research Journal. Vol. 3.2 (Spring 2013):109-17. Print.
  • “There’s A Waft Coming in from Paradise: The Scent of Trauma” Women and Gender Studies Program Papers Series. (2012) Print.

2011

  • “Faye HeavyShield: Art in the Blood” Women and Gender Studies Program Papers Series. (2011) Print.

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