Our interdisciplinary team of co-organizers (Kirsten Morris, Kera Lovell, Dustin Schwindt, and Elizabeth Quillin) for Art for Change: a speaker panel and art gallery about social justice in Korea, hosted by Incheon Global Campus in 2021.

Symposia Organized:

  • Co-Organizer, “Art for Change,” Incheon Global Campus, Korea May/June 2021

Sponsored by George Mason University, Korea and University of Utah, Asia Campus         

Invited Speaker Panel and Discussion on artistic representations of Korean sex slaves during Japanese colonialism, and campus-wide art gallery on social justice-themed art

  • Organizer, “Gender, Race, and Place: Intersectional Perspectives”   Nov. 16, 2020

Invited Speaker Panel by and about the experiences of women of color in Korea and public discussion at University of Utah, Asia Campus

  • Organizer, “Annual Project Symposium,” University of Utah, Asia Campus – December 6, 2019

First Annual Student Research and Arts Symposium and Awards Competition, Korea; More information at:

Announcing the winners at the University of Utah’s first undergraduate research symposium at the Asia Campus in 2019. The second annual symposium will be held in May of 2022 at UAC.
  • Organizer, “Global Food: Local Perspectives,” Purdue University –  Oct. 22, 2015

Featuring a roundtable and food tasting by local chefs of international cuisine paired with keynote Dr. Simone Cinotto, University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies  

  • Organizer, “Sexual Violence on College Campuses,” Purdue University – Dec. 2, 2014

Featuring an interactive seminar with undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and administrators from Purdue University along with a keynote by Dr. Stephanie Gilmore

Sponsored by the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the American Studies Program 

  • Chair, Organizing Committee, “Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower”  – Apr. 17-19, 2013

38th Annual Graduate Conference, American Studies Program, Purdue University, Featuring graduate student and faculty research panels in American Studies as well as three interdisciplinary keynote speakers

Jaime Hough (left) and Kera Lovell (right) presenting their collaborative research at Purdue University, titled, “Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Social Media and the New University”

Conference Presentations:

  • National Council for Public History Annual Meeting           03/2022

Panelist, “Telling the Stories of AAPI Communities in the Aftermath of COVID-fueled Xenophobia”

  • NASPA: Student Affairs in Higher Education International Symposium             03/2021

Co-Presented Paper Title, “Global Programming and Transnational Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Place in a Korean Context”

  • National Council for Public History Annual Meeting           03/2020

Panelist, “Podcasting as Public History” speaking on my website 

*Canceled due to Corona

  • Organization of American Historians Annual Conference – 04/2020

Roundtable Organizer & Chair, “Critical Pedagogy & Experiential Learning: Experiments in Active Learning in the History Classroom”

Paper Title, “Teaching History with Recipe Reenactments”

  • American Studies Association Annual Conference – 11/2019

Panel Organizer, “Critical Approaches to American Food Studies in Research and Teaching”

Paper Title, “Teaching American Studies through the Lens of Food: Family Recipes at Honolulu Community College”

Roundtable Participant: “Towards Open Access for All: Theory, Methods, Practice”

  • Korean American Studies Association Annual Meeting – 09/2019

“Designing Parks for the People: Coalition and Divide within Vietnam Era Spatial Protests”

  • Association for the Study of Food and Society – 06/2019

“From People’s Stews to Going Whole Hog: Deconstructing Wilderness and Freedom in the Food Practices of People’s Park Protests”

  • American Studies Association – 11/2018 –

“Liberating the City and Visualizing Consensus: Postwar People’s Parks and the Promises and Perils of Designing Coalitional Spaces”

Society for American City and Regional Planning History – 10/2017 –

Paper Title: “Cartographies of Resistance: Mapping Power and Identity in the Interdisciplinary Classroom”

  • Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities – 6/2017

Plenary Session Organizer, “Beyond Ecofeminism: Women and their Environments”

Paper Title, “The Rape of Mother Earth: Gender, Race, and Nature in Environmental Justice Protest”

Roundtable Participant: “The Position of Liberal Arts Faculty in Community Colleges: Canaries in the Coalmine?

  • American Studies Association Annual Conference – 11/ 2016

Paper Title: “(Activist) Regeneration Through Violence: The Occupation of Green Space as a Postwar Protest Tactic”

  • Urban History Association Annual Conference – 10/ 2016

Panel Organizer, “Shades of the Green Economy: Sustainability and the Re-Imagining of Post-Industrial Landscapes in a Consumer Society”

Paper Title, “Radical Environmentalism: Labor, Consumption, & the Alternative Economics of Guerrilla Gardens”

  • American Society for Environmental History – 4/2016

Paper Title: “Tracing the Transnational History of Environmental Direct Actions, from Berkeley to Johannesburg”

  • Society for American City and Regional Planning History – 11/2015

Paper Title: “Radical Manifest Destiny: The Image and Impact of Berkeley’s People’s Park on a Transnational Environmental Justice Movement”

  • Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities – 5/ 2014

Paper Title: “Parallels of Purity and Protest: Young White Women’s Sexuality in the Making of the New Left (1965-1978) and New Right (1998-2013),” co-presented with Jaime Hough

  • Organization of American Historians Annual Conference – 4/2014

Panel Organizer, “Crossing Borders in Second Wave Feminism”

Paper Title, “‘Sisters of the World’: The Cultural Borders of Second Wave Consciousness Raising”

  • Symposium – “A Revolutionary Moment: Women’s Liberation in the Late 1960s and Early 1970s” – 3/2014

Dept. of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Boston University

Paper Title: “Girls Are Equal Too: High School Activism and the Second Wave Women’s Movement”

  • Social Science History Association Annual Conference – 11/2013

Panel Organizer, “Complicating Sisterhood: The Power of Crossing Borders in Women’s Liberation”

Paper Title, “Power and Difference in the Evolution of Feminist Consciousness-Raising Groups”

  • National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference  – 11/2013

Paper Title: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Gender, Race, and Ability in Freaks (1932)”

  • History Graduate Student Association Conference – 3/2013

Paper Title: “The Changing Face of American Bodies: Teaching HIST 152 through the Lens of the Body”

  • Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium – 4/2013

Paper Title: “Beyond Interdisciplinarity: Social Media and the New University,” co-presented with Jaime Hough

  •  National Popular Culture/American Culture Annual Conference – 4/2011

Paper Title: “Kissing Mick Jagger: Debating Homosexuality and Homophobia in Rolling Stone’s Men’s Issue, 1975”

  • Symposium – American Studies Graduate Research Symposium – 4/2011

Paper Title: “Men on the Ropes: The Successes and Failures of Men’s Consciousness Raising in Rolling Stone, 1975”

  • Southern Regional Popular Culture/American Culture Association – 10/2010

Paper Title: “‘The Men’s Issue’: Male Consciousness Raising in Rolling Stone, 1975”

  • National Pop Culture/American Culture Association Conference – 4/2010

Paper Title:Reading Between the Lines: Women’s Liberation and the ‘Hidden Injuries of Sex’ in Rolling Stone, 1975”

  • National Association of Communication Centers Conference – 3/2009

Paper Title: “Gender and Communication: Empowering Women Through Speaking”

Invited Lectures:

October 15, 2015 – Award Reception: Wisconsin Historical Society, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Title: “James P. Danky Fellowship Lecture: Radical Manifest Destiny: Urban Renewal, Colonialism, and Transnational American Identity in the Urban Spatial Politics of the Postwar Left”

August 13, 2015 –Award Reception: Michigan Tech University’s Van Pelt and Opie Library, Houghton, MI

Title: “People’s Parks: Tracing Radical Environmental Activism from Berkeley to Michigan”

May 13, 2015 – Class: “CAP (College of Architecture and Planning) Italia: Study Abroad,” in Milan with Professor Tim Gray, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Title: “From World’s Fairs to World Expos”

October 18, 2013 – Class: “Urban Design Studio” with Professor Simon Bussiere, at Ball State University in Muncie, IN

Title: “American Studies and Urban Design”

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