Upcoming Readings & Events
The American Folklore Society Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. October 2017
American Anthropological Association annual meeting, December 2017
The Future of American Folkloristics, Bloomington, IN. “Leading Folklore.” June 2017.
Appalachian Studies Association Meeting, Blacksburg, VA. “Greater West Virginia” March 2017.
The American Folklore Society Meeting, Miami, FL. “Too True for Fiction: The Folklorist as a Fiction Writer.” October 2016
Appalachian Studies Association Meeting, Shepherdstown, WV. “Newcomers to an Old Town: The Legacy of the ‘Back to the Land’ Movement in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.” March 2016.
The American Folklore Society Meeting, Long Beach, CA. “Folklore Speaks to Science: Teaching Folk Medicine in the Applied Science Classroom.” October 2015
American Anthropological Association annual meeting, Washington, DC. “The Field as Classroom: Undergraduate Instruction in the Practices of Ethnography.” December 2014.
The American Folklore Society Meeting, Providence, RI “A Needful Place: Immigrants, Suburbia, and the Multicultural Ideal,” and “Advanced in Folklore Scholarship: Diaspora and Belonging.” October 2013.
The Cultures of Work at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 2 PM
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.