“Science Fiction, Affect, and Crip Self-Invention — Or, How Philip K. Dick Made Me Disabled,” Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 2015

“Jewishness and Science Fiction” (co-organizer and panelist), Temple Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, April 2014

“Taking Our Slurs Back” and “I’m Not Your Metaphor: On Explaining Oppression with Analogies” (panelist), WisCon: The Feminist Science Fiction Convention, May 2013

“Disability and the Final Frontier” (panelist), WisCon: The Feminist Science Fiction Convention, May 2012

“Is Disability Good for Capitalism?” as part of Occupy Philly’s “Dissecting Capitalism” panel series, Philadelphia, March 2012

“Disability in the Composition Class: Inclusion and Adaptation” (panel organizer and chair), Modern Language Association, Seattle, January 2012

“Transforming the University Curriculum with Disability Studies: Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Approaches” (organizer and panelist), American Studies Association, Baltimore, October 2011

“Bringing Disability into the Core Curriculum,” American Studies Association, Baltimore, October 2011

“The Self-Reflexive Revolutionary” (panelist), WisCon: The Feminist Science Fiction Convention, May 2011

“Twenty-First Century Performance/Theater/Film and Disability” (panel chair), Modern Language Association, Los Angeles, January 2011

“Ensuring Higher Education Opportunity for All,” Beyond Inclusion: Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, Philadelphia, June 2010

“Disability in Temple University’s Core Curriculum,” Association of University Centers on Disabilities, Washington, DC, November 2009

“Genre-Poaching in Contemporary United States Fiction” (panel organizer and chair), Modern Language Association, Chicago, December 2007

“Grotesques, Condescension, and the Philosophy of Care” (Respondent to “Disability and Science Fiction” panel), Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2006

“Understanding Race and Disability” (Keynote Address), Pennsylvania Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, State College, September 2006

“Art Spiegelman and the Memory of the Void” (moderator), Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee, November 2005

“Science Fiction” (moderator), International Society for Humor Studies, Youngstown, June 2005

“Pathologies of Classlessness in Early Highsmith Novels,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2004

“Feminist Science Fiction and the New Realism of the Body,” Modern Language Association, New York City, December 2002

“Under Gray Flannel: Literary Critics Desublimate the Fifties,” Midwest Modern Language Association, Minneapolis, November 2002

“The Flight from Shame to Guilt in Patricia Highsmith’s Strangers on a Train,” Guilt: The Culture of Manipulation, SUNY-Stony Brook, February 2002

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