Speaking Engagements

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017   “Graphic Memoir as Visual Translation of Memory,” New Standards for Deviance: Recent Manga and Queer Critique, panelist, Queers & Comics Conference, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April 15.

2017   “Memory of an Avalanche: A Graphic Memoir and the Decolonization of Multicultural Political Imaginaries,” Decolonizing Comics Workshop, panelist, Listen to the Silence: The Annual Asian American Students’ Association Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 28.

2015   “Memory of an Avalanche: A Graphic Memoir Work-in-Progress,” Queer Politics, Agit-Prop and Editorial Comics, panelist, Queers & Comics: LGBT Cartoonists’ Conference, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies, City University of New York, NY, May 7.

2012   “An Unruly Archive of Healing: Struggling Against the Institutionalization of Community Building, Immigration Enforcement, and Queer/Trans of Color Cultural Amnesia,” presenter, The Second Annual Queer Yo Mind International Conference, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, October 27.

2012   “State as a Serial Killer: Death in the Name of Prosperity and the Necropolitics of Citizenship in Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit,” The Cutting Edge of Anime/Manga Studies, panelist, Anime Expo Anime and Manga Studies Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, June 29.

2012   “When Upward Mobility’s Turned Upside Down: Trans of Color Slammin’ Critique and the Archives of Abject Possibilities,” Transgender Insurrection: Gender Non-Conforming Materialist Political Imaginaries, panelist, Cultural Studies Association Conference, University of California, San Diego, CA, March 31.

2012   “A Critical Resignification of Belonging: Defying Transnormativity through Asian American Cultural Production,” Trans* Normativities: Expressions, Regulations, and Impacts, panelist, Trans*Studies Conference, Association for Gender Research, Education, Academia & Action, University of La Verne College of Law, Ontario, CA, March 3.

2011   “Arts & Crafts, Elsewhere & Home, Mama & Me: Bobby Cheung and the Subversive Acts of Resignification,” Transgender Studies After Orientalism: Film and Visual Culture, panelist, Association for Asian American Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 21.

2011   “Now You See Me, but You Don’t: On Neoliberal Exceptionals, Transgender Citizenship, and the Politics of Counting,” co-authored with Jacob Lau, Racial Statecraft, the Law, and Critical Jurisprudence, panelist, Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide: A Major Conference, University of California, Riverside, CA, March 12.

2011   “‘Intersectionality Acts from the Margin’ and Back Again: Women of Color, ‘Insider’s Ethnography,’ and the Commodification of Racial Difference at Thinking Gender 2010,” panelist, Conscripted Subjects: Disciplined Society, Critique & the Humanities Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, February 25.

2010   “Transgender People at the Limits of Privacy Rights: Reconceptualizing Freedom, Equality, and Difference Under Neoliberal Democracy,” Public Privacy, panelist, Queer Studies Graduate Symposium, University of California, Davis, CA, May 14.

2010   “Fostering Ghosts to the Point of (Re)Birth: Parties, Hauntings, and the Everyday Performances of Survivability among Trans and Queer People of Color,” Quarantined Hybrid Identities and Contested Communities, panelist, Culture and Theory Conference, University of California, Irvine, CA, April 30.

2010   “In the Comfort of Your Own Home: Foreign Exchange Programs and the Costs of Multiculturalism,” Of Home and Homogeneity: Creating Spaces through Migrations, panelist, Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Austin, TX, April 10.

2010   “Badass, Motherfucker, and Meat-Eater: Kit Yan and the Assemblages of Asian American Transgender Masculinity,” Where the Body Meets Policy, panelist, Thinking Gender Graduate Student Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, February 5.

2009   “Performing Ability, Reaffirming Gender: Proving Disabled Female-to-Male Transgender Subjectivity,” Transgender Health and Well-Being, panelist, The Fifth Annual Gender, Sexuality, and Power Student Research Conference, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, May 12.

2008   “Still Running Towards the Unknown: America’s Next Top Model and the Impossible Construction of Universal Girlhood,” Women’s Studies I: Advising the Gendered Body, panelist, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 21.

2007   “Fluxus and Beyond: Redefining the Everyday,” presenter, Live Art Symposium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, May 3.

 

INVITED TALKS | GUEST LECTURES

2018   “Critical Relationality and Embodied Shadows,” Queer and Trans of Color Cultural Productions, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, February 19.

2016   “The Importance of Vulnerability and Humility: A Workshop,” Foundations in Critical Studies: Networks & Connectivity, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, November 29.

2016   “Critical Connections, Creative Intersections: Queer Practices of Belonging through Interdisciplinary Cultural Interventions,” Foundations in Critical Studies: Networks & Connectivity, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, November 29.

2016   “Love in the Time of War Exhibit Work-in-Progress,” LGBTQ Wars & Loves, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, September 13.

2016   “Visual Analysis in Comics Workshop,” Oakland International High School and CCA Pre-College Summer Comics Workshop, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, July 27.

2016   “Memory of an Avalanche: A Graphic Memoir Work-in-Progress,” Foundations in Critical Studies: Embodiment, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April 11.

2015   “Memory of an Avalanche: A Graphic Memoir Work-in-Progress,” Foundations in Critical Studies: Embodiment, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, November 16.

2015   “Memory of an Avalanche: A Graphic Memoir Work-in-Progress,” Reading Comics: Drawing from Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 31.

2015   “Feminist & Queer Underground Comix Movement,” Reading Comics: Drawing from Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 31.

2015   “Perspective in Comics,” Reading Comics: Drawing from Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 17.

2015   “Color Usage in Comics,” Reading Comics: Drawing from Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 10.

2015   “History of Asian American Racialization,” Reading Comics: Drawing from Life, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 10.

 

PUBLIC PANEL DISCUSSIONS | WORKSHOPS

2017   Queerness in Flux: Shifting Lesbian, Trans and Gender-Queer Identities, panelist, OUT/LOOK and the Birth of the Queer Exhibition, GLBT History Museum, San Francisco, CA, November 16.

2017   “Drawing Vulnerability, Crafting Resistance” Artist Dialogue, organizer and moderator, Illustrated Justice/Graphing Freedom Exhibition, Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland, CA, August 4.

2016   Love in the Time of War Artivist Panel, panelist, Love in the Time of War Exhibition, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA, October 15.

2016   Decolonizing Comics: A Reading and Discussion Series Featuring Cartoonists of Color, panelist, Berkeley Central Public Library, Berkeley, CA, October 9.

2016   Decolonizing Comics: ‘Dear Brother’ CLOSING NITE Panel Reception, panelist, Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland, CA, May 16.

2015   Graphic Memoirs, panelist, APAture 2015: Future Tense, Comics and Illustration Showcase, San Francisco Main Public Library, San Francisco, CA, October 10.

2010   Bromance, Kinship, and Mandates: Unveiling Taboo Topics, panelist, Butch Voices Conference, Los Angeles, CA, October 9.

2009   Paper Stars and Queer Self-Making Workshop, organizer, DIGNITY: A Celebration of Trans and Queer Youth of Color, QTEAM Los Angeles, Minority AIDS Project, Los Angeles, CA, July 25.