Conferences & Presentations

  • Coordinator. Graphic Possibilities Comics Wikidata Edit-a-Thon. MSU. 2020.
  • Conference co-organizer. Flyover Comics Symposium. 2020.
  • Flyover Comics Symposium. 2020.
    • Roundtable on “Critical Questions in Comics at Michigan State University.”
  • 55th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies. 2020. [Event cancelled due to COVID-19].
    • Accepted Presentation on “Arthurian Legend, Animal-Centric Illustration, and Play in David Petersen’s Mouse Guard.”
  • 3rd Annual Comics Studies Society Conference. 2020. [Event cancelled due to COVID-19].
    • Accepted Roundtable on “Critical Questions in Comics at Michigan State University.”
  • MSU Comics Forum. 2020.
    • ““Ludic Panels and Readable Dice: Play and Interactivity in Comics, Games, and Level 101.”
  • MSU Comics Forum. 2020.
    • Roundtable on “Contributing to, (re)Constructing, and Curating the Archive.”
  • MSU Game Studies Guild. 2020.
    • “Playable Research: Level 101 and Serious Game Design.”
  • Midwest Popular Culture Association. 2019.
    • “‘We Must Keep It Alive!’: Monstrous Geneologies and Archetypes in Sci-Fi/Syfy Creature Features.”
  • Network Detroit 2019. 2019.
    • “Roll20, Access, and Rhetorical Agency in Digital Game Spaces.”
  • MSU Hub Teaching Toolkit Tailgate. 2019.
    • “TWINE.”
  • MSU DH Locus Symposium. 2019.
    • “‘What just happened?!’ Digital Storytelling, Level 101, and the 2019 Summer Data Visualization Institute.”
  • National Children’s Literature Association, June 2019:
    • “Tyrannosaurs in F-14s?!?!?!?: Childhood Make-Believe, Power, and the Visual Language of Dinosaurs in Calvin and Hobbes
  • International Comic Arts Forum, March 2019:
    • “The Fearless Spaceman Spiff, Interplanetary Explorer Extraordinaire’: Dialogic Imagination, Genre Personas, and Visual Semiotics in Calvin and Hobbes
  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium, March 2019:
    • “‘Digital Thick Description’: Feasts, Gifts, and Plenitude in Mughal Biographies and Paintings from 16th and 17th century India”, co-presenting with Dr. Jyotsna Singh
  • MSU DH Locus Symposium, December 2018:
    • Lightning talk on Level 101: A Video Game about Video Games
  • Meaningful Play, October 2018:
    • ““‘Once uploaded, this cannot be undone’: Osmotic Studios’ Orwell as dystopian simulation of participatory surveillance.”
  • National Popular Culture Association Conference, March 2018:
    • “Teats, Teeth, And Tentacles: Monstrous Visual Rhetoric in Stephen L. Stern and Christopher Steininger’s Beowulf: The Graphic Novel
  • Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, October 2017:
    • Ultimate! Atomic! Buster!: Street Fighter Video Games as Professional Wrestling Convergence”
  • Children’s Literature Association Conference, June 2017:
    • Individual Presentation: “Well Done, My Dead Friend”: Humorous Macabre Through Play in Neil Gaiman’s Wayward Manor
  • Monstrous Women in Comics Conference, May 2017:
    • Individual Presentation: “Monochromatic Teeth, Tongues, and Tentacles: Grendel’s Mother as a Monster Perpetuating Female Gender Roles in Stephen L. Stern’s Beowulf: The Graphic Novel.”
  • Global Digital Humanities Symposium, March 2017:
    • Lightning Talk, co-Presented with Shane D. Sever: “‘The Emperor Keepeth Many Feasts in the Yeare’: Digital Mapping of Time, Space, and Culture in Mughal Feasts”
  • Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, October 2016:
    • Individual Presentation: “Is That Real or is it Just in My Head? Both?: Chronotopal Representations of Patriarchal Villainy and the Feminist Antihero in Marvel’s Jessica Jones”
    • Individual Presentation: The Visual Phenomenology of Pizza Dog: Subversion of Traditional Superhero Narrativity through Phenomenological Visual Rhetoric”
  • Children’s Literature Association Conference, July 2016:
    • Individual Presentation: “Maus: The Father Bleeds History, but the Son Bleeds Ink: The Visual Rhetoric of the Spiegelmans’ Familial Traumas”
  • Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, October 2015:
    • Individual presentation: “Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist. Trauma Victim: Tony Stark’s Trauma in the Marvel Cinematic Universe”
  • East Central Writing Center Association Conference, April 2015:
    • Presentation panel, chair and creator: “Hmm…Let Me Look That Up Real Quick’: Navigating Ethical Quandaries in Working with International Students
  • Children’s Literature Association Conference; July 2013
    • Individual essay: “Would You Kindly Press Start? The Loss of Agency in Bioshock