Talks

INVITED TALKS & PUBLIC LECTURES

• Public Lecture, “Drawing a Line: Art and Activism in NYC.” Puffin Foundation Gallery for Social Activism Lecture Series, Museum of the City of New York, June 2016.

• Public Lecture, “Occupying New York: Protest and Dissent in Urban Spaces.” Puffin Foundation Gallery for Social Activism Lecture Series, Museum of the City of New York, May 2016.

• Invited Panellist, Shared Alumni Stories: Diverse Paths to Research, Honors College, Texas State University, February 2016.

• Invited Talk, “Taste Test: Sampling the Uncanny and Grotesque in Film and Graphic Novels.” (Philosophy Dialogue Series). Honors College and Department of Philosophy, Texas State University, February 2016.

• Public Lecture, “Gender, Coffee Shops, Nationalism and Cat Massacres: A Crash Course on the French Enlightenment.” Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents’ Weekend, Fordham University, November 2015.

• Inaugural Speaker, “All Hallows’ Eve and the Carnivalesque.” Salice-Conley Senior/Professor Dialogue Series, Arthur Avenue Market, October 2015.

• Public Lecture, “Drawing Conclusions: Investigating Fascist Spain through Comic Books and Fanzines.” Fordham University History Day, February 2015.

• Invited Speaker, “How to Read a Newspaper: Bias, Objectivity and Subjectivity.” Fordham Gabelli School of Business Management Society, Fordham University, November 2014.

• Invited Panellist, “Getting Respect: Comics Goes to College: Academic Mini-Conference.” Wizard World Comic Book Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 2014.

• Invited Panellist, “1939: Batman’s Beginning and the Year that Changed Everything.” Wizard World Comic Book Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 2014.

• Public Lecture, “Penetrating Franco’s Spain: Civil Rights Discourse Under the Dictatorship.” History Day, Fordham University, February 2014.

• Invited Panellist, “What is Fairness?: A Panel Discussion.” Inaugural event for Fordham’s Fair Trade Month discussing activism and café culture, Rodrigue’s Coffee House, Fordham University, October 2014.

• Invited Public Lecture, “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain.” Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents’ Weekend, Fordham University, October 2013.

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

• “Empire and Civil Rights in Franco’s Spain: Transatlantic and Global Comparisons in Cuadernos para el diálogo, 1963-1974.” Paper presented on the panel Atlantic and Latin American History Spanished: A Tribute to Christopher Schmidt-Nowara at the 50th Annual Latin American Studies Conference, May 2016.

• “Clashing with Fascism: Spain’s Democratic Transition in Punk Comic Books.” Paper presented to the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins University, March 2015.

•Invited Commentator, Representations of Violence in the Construction of National Identity panel. Fordham University Graduate Student Conference, Fordham University, April 2014.

• “Making a Scene: Reviving the Public Sphere through Sex, Drugs, and Comic Books.” Council for European Studies Conference 2014: Resurrections, Washington D.C., March 2014.

• “Overheard in a Coffee Shop: Pedagogical Approaches to Illustrating the Enlightenment.” Symposium on Jesuit Pedagogy, Fordham University, May 2013.

• Moderator, “What Happened to the Archive?  Shifting Paradigms in the Humanities.” Panel for Gannon Lecture Series, Fordham University, April 2013.

• “Spanish Revolution: Youth, Dissent & “Occupying” Space in Madrid.” Paper presented to the conference From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship, Cornell University, April 2012.

• “The Penetration of Franco’s Spain: Youth and American Culture, 1960-1980.” Paper presented to the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Tufts University, March 2012.

• “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain.” Communitas Finalist, Presentation for the Gannon Lecture Series, Fordham University, April 2012.

• Moderator, “Street Beef: Urban Voices, Fashion, and Harassment.” Panel for the conference The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization, Fordham University, October 2011.

• Organiser, Chair and Commentator, “Rebels with a Cause: Youth Cultures and Geographies of Dissent.” Panel for the conference Cities in History:  Urban Identities Reconsidered, Fordham University, September 2011.

 • “Truth, Justice and the American Way: Pluralism, Youth and Supermán in Franco’s Spain.” Paper presented to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011.

• “Remembering the Liberal Era: The Legitimisation of Dissent Against the Francoist Régime.” Paper presented to Dissent & History: An Examination of Individual & Collective Opposition to Power Structures, University of Rochester, March 2010.

• “The Dionysian Representation of Tadzio as a Reflection of Aschenbach’s Humanity in Death in Venice.” Paper presented to Sex, Death and Boredom Conference, Fordham University, February 2010.         

• “Cómo el argot de las películas de Pedro Almodóvar refleja los cambios sociales de la juventud española en el posfranquismo (1975-1985).” Paper presented to the National Undergraduate Research Conference, Dominican University of California, May 2007.

• “Our Lady of Liberty: How Marianne Attempted to Replace Notre Dame.” Paper presented to Gender and Enlightenment: The Eighteenth-Century Debate and its Legacy, Texas State University, March 2007.

• Invited Panellist, “New Directions in History Panel.” World History Association of Texas Conference, Texas Lutheran University, 2006.

WORKSHOPS ORGANISED

• “Difficult Topics in the Harlem Renaissance: Analysing and Discussing Race, Gender, Sexuality, and All that Jazz.” Workshop for Middle School and High School Teachers, Museum of the City of New York, November 2015.

• “The Rectification of Names: A Teach-In on Torture, Human Rights, and Restorative Justice.” Moderator and Coordinator, Fordham University, March 2015.

• “Teaching Digital IRL: Trials of a Millennial Teaching Millennials.” Co-sponsored by the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group and GSAS Futures, Fordham University, February 2015.

• Chair and Organiser, Poetas por km²: Poets in New York. Poetry event bringing 11 Spanish and New York poets together, including a workshop on book binding and the materiality of the book, Fordham University, May 2014.

• “Augmented Reality-Infused Pedagogy: Making Social Media Relevant in the Classroom.” Digital Humanities + Pedagogy: A Workshop, Fordham University, April 2014.