conferences

 

I have presented on my research and pedagogy at a number of scholarly conferences.

2014

“‘Weird Babel of Tongues': Collaborative Approaches and Uncertain Learning Outcomes in Undergraduate Research,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Regional Conference, Atlanta, scheduled March 2014

“‘The Wall Between Us': American Sexual Exceptionalism and Minority Religions,” INFORM 2014 Anniversary Conference, London School of Economics, United Kingdom, scheduled January 2014

2013

Chair and moderator, “Parallel Prejudices: Anti-Mormonism and Religious Intolerance in American History,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, Religion and Popular Culture/Mormon Studies Group Joint Session, Baltimore, November 2013.

2012

“‘Common Sense Is No Match for the Voice of God:’ Krakauer’s Misreading of Elizabeth Smart,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, Mormon Studies Group, Chicago, November 2012

“Thinking Sex and American Religions,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Regional Conference, Religion in America Section (roundtable on gender, class, race, and sexuality in American Religions classrooms), Atlanta, March 2012

2011

“Captive Bodies, Queer Religions: Scripting North American Religious Difference,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, North American Religions Section, November 2011

2010

“Conversion to Narrative: Magic as Religious Language in Grant Morrison’s Invisibles,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, Religion and Popular Culture Group, Atlanta, November 2010

2009

“Queer, Not Gay: Limits of Acceptable Sexual Transgressions in NRM Discourse,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, Religion and Sexuality Consultation, Montreal, November 2009

“Open Source Religions v. Citationality: The Function of Literature in Contemporary Pagan Praxis,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, Contemporary Pagan Studies Group, Montreal, November 2009

“The Motherhood Paradox: Desire and Travail in Genesis 3:16 and Genesis 4:1” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Regional Meeting, Hebrew Bible Area, Greensboro, NC, March 2009

2008

“Dangerous ‘Interscetions:’ ‘Unmanliness’ in Abject Religious Discourse,” American Academy of Religion National Conference, Queer Theory/LGBT Studies in Religion Consultation and Performance Studies Consultation Joint Session, Chicago, October 2008

“Susceptible to Pleasures: Queer Agency’s Role in Expanding Religious Imaginaries,” Ohio State University’s “Religion Matters: The Material Effects of Religion on Bodies” Conference, Columbus, October 2008

“LiberCorpus: Grant Morrison’s Reflexive Relationship with his Invisibles,” Boston University’s Luce Center “Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels” Conference, Boston, May 2008

“Be Witched, OR, The Function of Citation with Abject Religious Discourse,” Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion Regional Meeting, American Religion Area, Atlanta, March 2008