Selected Presentations

Discussant

Chair and commentator for the panel “Cities in Crisis: The Varied Impacts of War on the Urban Landscape, 1865-1939.” The Urban History Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 9-12, 2014.

Roundtable Panelist

“Podcasting History: A Roundtable Discussion.” The American Historical Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, January 7-10, 2016.

Panels Organized

“Both a Borrower and a Lender Be: Complicating Imperial Hierarchies in the American Century,” at the American Studies Annual Meeting, “Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent,” Washington, D.C., November 21-24, 2013.

“Imagining a New South: Race, Power, and City Building in the Twentieth Century,” at the Fifth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, New York, New York, October 26-28, 2012.

Papers Presented

“Oil Futures: Petrochemical Services and the Culture of US Global Power after 1973,” on the panel “History, Economics, and the Wide-Ranging Impacts of the 1973 Oil Shock on US Foreign Relations.” The American Historical Association Annual Conference, New York, New York, January 2-5, 2015.

“Wildcat: Outsourcing, Expertise, and Oil in Postwar Houston.” Labor and Empire Conference, The Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy, The University of California-Santa Barbara, November 13-15, 2014.

“Wildcat: Outsourcing, Expertise, and Oil in Postwar Houston.” The Cornell Conference on the Histories of American Capitalism, Ithaca, New York, November 6-8, 2014.

“Wildcat: Outsourcing, Expertise, and Oil in Postwar Houston.” Conference on Labor Politics in the Oil Industry: New Historical Perspectives, 1950s-1980s, Padua, Italy, October 24, 2014.

“Service Learning: International Education and the Cultural Logics of Petrochemical Services,” the American Studies Annual Meeting, “Beyond the Logic of Debt, Toward an Ethics of Collective Dissent,” Washington, D.C., November 21-24, 2013.

“Petrochemical Services and the Culture of U.S. Global Power after 1973,” Business and Politics in 20th Century America Conference, Hagley Library and Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, November 8, 2013.

“Port Diplomacy: Sunbelt Development and Global Visions at the Port of Houston, 1945-1960,” the Sixth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, New York, New York, October 26-28, 2012.

“A New South and a New City: Race and Rural Modernization in Soul City, North Carolina, 1969-1980,” the Business History Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 29-31, 2012.

“A New South and a New City: Negotiating Race, Constructing Region, and Building Soul City, North Carolina, 1969-1980,” the Fifth Biennial Urban History Association Conference, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 20-23, 2010.

Special Invitations

“A New South and a New City: Race and Rural Modernization in Soul City, North Carolina, 1969-1980.” Gilder Lehrman Center Brown Bag Lunch Talk, New Haven, Connecticut, March 20, 2012.

Invited Chair, “Queer City Limits: Expanding Perspectives on Class and Region in LGBTQ Studies,” 2011 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, January 6-9, 2011.

Invited Reader, “Queering the Countryside” Symposium and Workshop, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, November 6-7, 2010.