Upcoming Readings & Events
American Folklore Society, October 2021, Harrisburg, PA
Noir at the Bar. May 22, 2020. Crowdcast
“Full Disclosure: Revealing Academia’s Hidden Expectations” at the 2019 of the American Folklore Society meeting, Baltimore, Maryland
“Hands-on Appalachian Studies” at the 2019 meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association. Asheville, NC.
Florida Happens reading. November 2, 2018 at the Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
Noir at the Bar. October 27, 2018 at the Wonderland Ballroom, Washington, DC
American Folklore Society Meeting, Buffalo, NY. October 2108
“Teaching Folklore in the Age of Trump.” The American Folklore Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. October 2017
“Summer in the Parks: the Legacy of NPS Community Development after the ’68 DC Riots.” American Anthropological Association aAnnnual meeting, December 2017
The Future of American Folkloristics, Bloomington, IN. “Leading Folklore.” June 2017.
“Greater West Virginia.” Appalachian Studies Association Meeting, Blacksburg, VAMarch 2017
“Too True for Fiction: The Folklorist as a Fiction Writer.”The American Folklore Society Meeting, Miami, FL., October 2016
“Newcomers to an Old Town: The Legacy of the ‘Back to the Land’ Movement in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.”Appalachian Studies Association Meeting, Shephardstown, WV. March 2016
“Folklore Speaks to Science: Teaching Folk Medicine in the Applied Science Classroom.”The American Folklore Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA, October 2015
“The Field as Classroom: Undergraduate Instruction in the Practices of Ethnography.” American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC. December 2014
“A Needful Place: Immigrants, Suburbia, and the Multicultural Ideal,” and “Advanced in Folklore Scholarship: Diaspora and Belonging.”The American Folklore Society Meeting, Providence, RI, October 2013
The Cultures of Work at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, June 19, 2013
AWP Panel: Research and Community Activism in Creative Writing: Spiral Paths. March 2013
“After the Ethnography.” A reading for the installation of Beyond the Borderlands into the Well Library at the Mason Inn.
Reading and Discussion of Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico. Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland. November 13, 2012
“Living Ethnography: Creating an Ethnographic Field School.” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA October 27, 2012
“Transnational Mexico.” The University of Houston Mexican and Mexican American Cultural Studies Series. Houston, TX. March 30, 2012
“Mexicans, Migration and Mushrooms: the Kennett Square Case.” University of Pennsylvania Urban Studies Colloquium. Philadelphia, PA. November 15, 2011.
“Writing the Sense of Place/Writing Non-Fiction.” Pages and Places Book Festival. Scranton, PA. October 1, 2011
“Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in the United States and Mexico.” Reading for Fall for the Book Festival, Fairfax, VA. September 21, 2011
“Beyond the Borderlands: Migration and Belonging in American Migrations. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. September 14, 2011
“Anti-Immigrant Ordinances and the Latino Community.” Panel: The Impact of Anti-Immigrant Ordinances on the Housing Rights of Everyone: Lessons from Manassas, Virginia. National Conference of La Raza (NCLR). July 24, 2011
“Place and the Politics of Belonging.” Botkin Lecture Series. American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Washington, DC. August 12, 2010