Presentations

Invited Talks

  • Locations of invited presentations include Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), the University of California-Santa Cruz, the Ohio State University, Vassar College, the University of Colorado-Denver, Haverford College, North Dakota State University, University of Leeds (UK), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stony Brook University, the University of Waterloo, the University of Wyoming, Liverpool Hope University (UK), AHEAD (Association of Higher Education and Disability), and the U.S. Department of Education.

A draft of my talk at Smith College on April 17, 2017 is available at the following link: “Moving Together: Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime.”

 

Plenaries and Featured Panels

  • “On Inclusivity, Mental Disability, and Unimagined Types: Reconsidering Space in the Writing Center.” Keynote. Conference of the Southeastern Writing Center Association. Columbus, GA. February 18, 2016.
  • “Transient Spaces and the Traces They Leave: Access and Higher Education.” Keynote. “Disability and Change: Fault Lines, Intersections and Action.” Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. March 18, 2015.
  • “The Rhetorics of Disability and Access.” Featured “In Conversation” session with Jim Cherney. Rhetoric Society of America. San Antonio, TX. May 24, 2014. Click here to access a captioned and described video of the event.
  • (Chair and Presenter.) “A Queer Kind of Recognition: Academia, Locality, and the State.” With Robert McRuer. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 21, 2014.
  • “Desiring Pain, Desiring Distress: Meditations on Disabled Bodymind.” Plenary panel. Symposium on “Debilitating Queerness,” sponsored by DC Queer Studies. University of Maryland. College Park, MD. April 5, 2013.
  • “Access: A Happening.” Featured session, in collaboration with Jay Dolmage, Qwo-Li Driskill, Cynthia Selfe, et al. Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. March 23, 2012. Click here for full-text script of my 2012 CCCC presentation on participatory description.
  • “Cripping Revolution: A Crazed Essay.” Plenary. Society for Disability Studies. San Jose, CA. June 18, 2011. Click here for full-text script of Cripping Revolution.
  • “Re-Imagining Access for Mental Disabilities.” Featured session. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Louisville, KY. March 18, 2010. Part of the panel “Disability Studies Meets Composition: New Questions for Theory, Practice & Research” (with Patricia Dunn and Brenda Jo Brueggemann).
  • (Chair and Presenter.) “We Sing the Queer/Crip Electric: Disabled Writers Explore Presence Through Time, Space and Memory.” Featured session. Society for Disability Studies. Tucson, AZ. June 17, 2009.

Panels and Roundtables

  • “Are They Still In There? Memory Loss and the In/human.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. 17 March 2017.
  • “Moving Together: Toward a Theory of Crip Spacetime.” National Women’s Studies Association. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 13 November 2016.
  • “Crip Spacetime: Access and the Performance of Predictability.” Disability, Arts & Health. The Nordic Network for Gender, Body and Health. Bergen, Norway. 1 September 2016.
  • (Chair.) “Long-term Research Collaborations: Strategy, Identity, Failure, and Moves Toward Future Action.” Collaborative roundtable with Staci Perryman-Clark, Cynthia Selfe, Collin Craig, Malea Powell, Andrea Riley-Mukavetz, and Daisy Levy. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. April 8, 2016.
  • “‘Not Just Expanded But Exploded’: Investigating Crip Space/time through Digital Maps, Academic Disciplines, and Everyday Rhetorical Encounters.” Collaborative panel with Elizabeth Brewer and Sean Kamperman. Crip Futurities Conference (UMinDS). Ann Arbor, MI. February 12, 2016.
  • “Accommodating Trauma: How Do We Do That? What Will It Mean?” Collaborative panel with Melanie Yergeau, Alison Kafer, Angela M. Carter, and Krystal Cleary. Society for Disability Studies. Atlanta, GA. June 12, 2015.
  • “New Directions for Disability-Studies Research: Using Mixed Methods to Appeal to Wider Audiences in Higher Education.” Collaborative panel with Andrew Lucchesi, Dev Bose, and Rebecca Moore Howard. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 19, 2015.
  • “Representational Labor: Doing the Work of Race, Disability, and Sexuality in the Academy.” With Sami Schalk (chair), et al. National Women’s Studies Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 14, 2014.
  • “Getting Specific about Disability Studies Methodology: Negotiating Reciprocity, Vulnerability and Validity (and a bunch of other stuff).” Society for Disability Studies. Orlando, FL. June 27, 2013.
  • “I Flap My Hands and You Unsheath Your Pocket DSM: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and the Public Work of Composition.” Collaborative panel with Melanie Yergeau, Tara Wood, & Geneva Canino. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Las Vegas, NV. March 16, 2013.
  • “Disclosure, Crip Time, Policy and Stigma: A Report on a Study in Progress.”  Convention of the Modern Language Association. Boston, MA. January 4, 2013.
  • “Re/mediating Co-Production: Digital Design Meets Interdependence, with a Side of Shiny Rhetoric.” Collaborative presentation with Melanie Yergeau. Digital Humanities Institute, Emory University. Atlanta, GA. April 6, 2012.
  • (Chair and Respondent.) “Is ‘Access’ the New ‘Diversity’? Rethinking Access across the Profession.” Sponsored panel organized by the NCTE College Section. Convention of the Modern Language Association. Seattle, WA. January 6, 2012.
  • “Occupying the Mind: The Discursive Implications of Naming Mental Disability.” Symposium on Disability & Writing. George Washington University. Washington, D.C. November 4, 2011.
  • “‘We Got the Toilets Right’: Access, Accommodation and Attitudes toward Mental Disability in the Workplace.” National Diversity Forum. Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor. Washington, D.C. August 4, 2011.
  • “Multimodality in Motion: Disability in/and Kairotic Spaces.” Roundtable with Cynthia Selfe (chair), Melanie Yergeau, Elizabeth Brewer, Stephanie Kerschbaum, Sushil Oswal, and Michael Salvo (respondent). Computers & Writing. Ann Arbor, MI. May 21, 2011.
  • “The Liminal Academic Space of Independent Scholars with Mental Disabilities.” Collaborative panel (“Rhetoric in Liminal Spaces”) with Michelle Hite and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Atlanta, GA. April 7, 2011.
  • “‘Her Pronouns Wax and Wane’: Autobiography, Mental Disability, and Counter-Diagnosis.” Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. May 29, 2010.
  • “All in Our Minds: Naming and Claiming Mental Disabilities.” Annual Conference of the American Studies Association. Washington, D.C. November 5, 2009.
  • “Empty Rhetoric and Academic Bullshit: Strategies for Composition’s Self-Representation in National Arenas.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 12, 2009. Panel review by Inside Higher Education.
  • “Disability in Context: Personalizing the Profession.” Special session organized by the Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession. Convention of the Modern Language Association. San Francisco, CA. December 29, 2008.
  • “Access Imagined: The Construction of Disability in Conference Policy Documents.” Society for Disability Studies. New York, NY. June 17, 2008.
  • “Black Women Represent: Critical Reflections on Students’ Multi-Modal, Multi-Media Compositions.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New Orleans, LA. April 3, 2008.
  • (Chair and presenter.) “Psycho-social Disabilities, Class, and the Academic Knowledge Factory.” Society for Disability Studies. Seattle, WA. June 1, 2007.
  • “Taking It Personally: Some Thoughts on Critical Pedagogy, Disability, and Identity.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 17, 2005.
  • “Duly Informed: Rethinking Consent in Qualitative and Teacher Research.” Writing Research in the Making. University of California-Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. February 5, 2005.
  • “Making Bodies Matter: Disability, Experience and Accessing the Writing Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Antonio, TX. March 25, 2004.
  • “Reading, Writing and Resistance With/in Disability Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. New York, NY. March 21, 2003.
  • “Reading Students Reading Texts: Resistance and Opposition in the Writing Classroom.” University of New Hampshire Composition Studies Conference. Durham, NH. September 28, 2002.
  • “‘I Can Really Relate’: Reflections on Experience as Classroom Text.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 22, 2002.

Workshops

  • “Audio/Visual Description: Rhetorically, Again.” Sponsored by the Digital Media and Composition Institute. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. May 14, 2016.
  • “Cultivating Cultures of Accessibility in the Academy and the Classroom.” Sponsored by the American Academy of Religion (Status of Persons with Disabilities in the Profession Committee). Atlanta, GA. November 24, 2015.
  • “Flexibility and Its Discontents: Designing Accessible Spaces and Assignments.” Co-facilitated with Stephanie Kerschbaum. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities. Ann Arbor, MI. September 19, 2014.
  • “Cultivating Disability Allies: A Faculty Development Workshop.” Co-facilitated with Stephanie Kerschbaum. Sponsored by the University of Delaware Diversity Initiative. Newark, DE. April 16, 2014.
  • “Mental Disability in the College Classroom: Re-imagining Access and Design.” Sponsored by Arkansas-AHEAD. Little Rock, AR. November 2, 2012.
  • “Mental Disability in the College Classroom: Re-imagining Access and Design.” Sponsored by the Office of Student Disability Services, University of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA. October 21, 2010.
  • “Mental Disability in the College Classroom: Re-imagining Access and Design.” Sponsored by the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University. Palo Alto, CA. October 19, 2010.
  • “Newcomers to the Society for Disability Studies: Building Community and Moving Forward.” Society for Disability Studies. Philadelphia, PA. June 3, 2010.
  • “Plagiarism in Higher Education: A Dialogue.” Co-facilitated with Jennifer DiGrazia. Sponsored by the Westfield State College Faculty Center. Westfield, MA. March 9, 2010.
  • “Intersectionality and Identity in the Classroom.” Sponsored by the Emory University Department of English “Lunch and Learn” Program. Atlanta, GA. November 30, 2009.
  • “Electronic Portfolios, Writing Classrooms, and College Programs: Emerging Practices and Theories, New Issues and Challenges.” Full-day institute co-facilitated with Darren Cambridge and Michael Neal. Council of Writing Program Administrators. Tempe, AZ. July 12, 2007.
  • “Relating to Disability.” Half-day workshop co-facilitated with Jay Dolmage and Amy Vidali. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Chicago, IL. March 22, 2006.
  • “Rolling, Flying, Speaking, Signing: Toward Accessibility at CCCC.” Half-day workshop co-faciliated with Jay Dolmage and Amy Vidali. Conference on College Composition and Communication. San Francisco, CA. March 16, 2005.