Invited Talks

  • “Literature and the Humanities,” The Evolving Humanities Speaker Series, sponsored by OLLI and the Center for Humanities at the University of Miami, November 2020.
  • “The Humanities and Data Science,” Introduction to Data Science, sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and The Institute for Data Science and Computing at the University of Miami, July 2020.
  • “Training for Catastrophe: National Security and the Use of Fiction After 9/11,” Futurity Factory Symposium, University of California, Davis, February 2019.
  • “What Are Long Novels?: Network Analysis and Contemporary US Fiction,” California State University Northridge, November 2018.
  • “The WhatEvery1Says Project: Machine Learning and the Humanities,” Computer Science seminar, University of Miami, April 2018.
  • “National Security and the Resilience of the Future,” Seminar on Media and Political Theory, Concordia University, Montreal, April 2017.
  • “What is a ‘Critical Digital Humanities?’”, University of Miami, January 2017.
  • “Pandemics of the Future: Disease Surveillance in Real Time,” Big Data & Risk Workshop, Concordia University, Montreal, November 2015.
  • “Forms of Duration: Preparedness, the Mars Trilogy, and the Management of Climate Change,” Duke/UNC Americanist Speaker Series, October 2014.

Conference Panels and Forums Organized

  • “On Length: The Long and the Short of It,” American Comparative Literature Association, Washington DC, March 2019. With Shannon Brennan.
  • “Contamination and Quarantine,” American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, WA, March 2015. With Steve Pokornowski.
  • “Security Media,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
  • “Living Mediations: Biology, Technology, and Art,” HASTAC forum co-author and co-host, March 2011.

Conference Presentations

  • “Long Novels,” DH Approaches to the Arts of the Present seminar, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, College Park, MD, October 2019.
  • “‘The Irrational Sense of Having Done One’s Job Well’: Professionalization, Graduate Education, and DH,” Modern Language Association annual convention, Chicago, January 2019, session 639
  • “The Use of Visionary Fiction,” Modern Language Association annual convention, Chicago, January 2019, session 383
  • “The End Is Near: Doomsday, Dystopia, Disaster, and Contemporary Aesthetics,” seminar participant, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference, New Orleans, October 2018
  • “Preparedness and the Positivist Epistemology of Fiction,” American Studies Association conference, Chicago, IL, November 2017.
  • “Open, Shareable, Replicable Workflows for the Digital Humanities: The Case of the 4Humanities.org ‘WhatEvery1Says’ Project,” panel participant, Digital Humanities annual conference, Montreal, August 2017.
  • “Prolepsis and The Intuitionist,” Modern Language Association annual convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.
  • “The Length of Network Novels,” Society for Science, Literature, and the Arts annual conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2016.
  • “Length and the Form of the Novel,” American Comparative Literature Association annual convention, Boston, MA, March 2016.
  • “Managing Whiteness: National Security for the ‘Whole Community,’” National Women’s Studies Association conference, Milwaukee, WI, November 2015.
  • “Reading Together: A Cross-Institutional Pedagogical Experiment with Mark Z. Danielewski’s The Familiar,” Roundtable participant, Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference, Greenville, SC, September 2015.
  • “The Whiteness of Weirdness in the Digital Humanities,” Clemson Colloquium on Race and Ethnicity conference, Clemson, SC, April 2015.
  • “Disease Surveillance in Real Time,” American Comparative Literature Association Annual convention, Seattle, WA, March 2015.
  • “The Page,” Modern Language Association annual convention, Vancouver, BC, January 2015.
  • “Media of Duration: Nuclear Waste Storage and the Containment of the Present,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual conference, Dallas, TX, October 2014.
  • “Transparency and Open Access,” HUMLab, Umeå University, Sweden, December 2013.
  • “Open Access: Transparency and Critical Infrastructure Protection,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts annual conference, South Bend, IN, October 2013.
  • “4Humanities: Designing Digital Advocacy,” Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, NE, July 2013.
  • “VizOR: Visualizing Only Revolutions, Visualizing Textual Analysis,” co-authored with Dana Solomon, Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, NE, July 2013.
  • “Climate Modeling, Preparedness, and Deep Futures of Security Media,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, Chicago, IL, March 2013.
  • “RoSE: Social Science Research Methods in Digital Humanities Contexts,” co-authored with Dana Solomon, Modern Language Association annual convention, Boston, MA, January 2013.
  • “Disease Surveillance in Real Time,” Contagion/Control: Speculative Futures Graduate Colloquium, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2012.
  • “Speculative Surveillance: Mapping Future Diseases and Climates,” Network Archaeology Conference, Miami, OH, April 2012.
  • “Time of Crisis: Modeling Abrupt Climate Change,” Santa Barbara Global Studies Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, February 2012.
  • “The Aesthetics of Information: The US Census and Only Revolutions,” Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association annual conference, Claremont, CA, November 2011.
  • “Bunnies, Birds, and Cows: Animal Life, Aesthetics, and Histories of Bioart,”Transcriptions Research Slam, Santa Barbara, CA, May 2011.
  • “VAS: An Opera in Flatland and the Steinach Operation: Reproduction and Debt in Accounts of Vasectomies,” Society for Literature, Science and the Arts annual conference, Indianapolis, IN, October 2010.