Presentations

National Conference Presentations

“Building Sustainable Digital Spaces: Student and Faculty Collaborations on Editing Digital Publications.” Computers and Writing Conference, East Lansing, 2019.

“In Defense of Grain and Pixelation: The Gift of Low Definition Video.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, 2019.

Respondent. “Writing Lives: Memoir in Composition Studies.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, 2019.

Chair. “Academic Mothering in Rhetoric and Composition Special Interest Group Meeting.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Pittsburgh, 2019.

“The Power of Story in Funding and Sustaining Digital Academic Publications.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, 2018.

“Feminist Lens to the Rescue: Ethical Conundrums in Representing Others Through Documentary Filmmaking.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, 2018.

Roundtable. “Who Owns Feminism?: A Conversation with constellations and Peitho.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, 2018.

“Memoir and the Rhetorical Passing of Time: Exploring Documentary Filmmaking’s Role in Researching our Personal Lives.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, 2018.

Respondent. “‘Videoing’ Methods and Modalities for Transforming Digital Composition.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, 2018.

Chair. “Academic Mothering in Rhetoric and Composition Special Interest Group Meeting.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, 2018.

Hidalgo, Alexandra, Hannah Countryman, and Jessica Kukla. “Curating a Technofeminist Space: Feminist Principles in Editing Online Publications.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, Dayton, 2017.

Respondent. “Making Space for more of Us: constellations as a Cultural Rhetorics Case Study in Digital Scholarly Publishing.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, Dayton, 2017.

“Motherhood Behind the Camera: Love, Home Videos, and the Ethics of Representation.” Feminisms and Rhetorics, Dayton, 2017.

Chair. “Cultural Rhetorics Consortium Special Interest Group Meeting.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, 2017.

Chair. “Academic Mothering in Rhetoric and Composition Special Interest Group Meeting.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, 2017.

“The Hybrid Liminal Scholar: A Video Exploration of Blending Our Personal and Professional Lives.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, 2017.

Respondent. “New Spaces in Latinx Compositions and Rhetorics” Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, 2017.

“From Present Tense and agnès films to constellations: Strategies for Transferring Digital Production Experience Across Projects.” Association of Teachers of Technical Writing, Portland, 2017.

“William and Santiago Simultaneous: An Exploration of Time, Love, Culture, and Documentary Filmmaking.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, 2016.

“Teta: A Documentary About Nursing, Motherhood, and Academia.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, 2016.

“A Video Exploration of the Hybrid Cultural Identities of Bilingual Latina/o Children.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, 2016.

Respondent. “Negotiating Otherness: An Exploration of Intersections between Autobiographical Video and Rhetoric” Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, 2016.

Chair. “Academic Mothering in Rhetoric and Composition Special Interest Group Meeting.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, 2016.

“A More Ethical Lens: An Argument for Feminist Film and Video Production in the Classroom.” HASTAC, East Lansing, 2015.

“Family Archives, Interviews, and Storytelling: A Personal Research Methodology.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, 2015.

“Cultural Film and Video Production: Exploring Race and Gender Through Documentary Filmmaking.” Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, 2014.

“Open Filmmaking: A Taxonomy of Rhetoricians’ Film and Video Production.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, 2014.

“Transformative Multinational Identities: The Rhetoric of Hybridity in Female Immigration.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, 2013.

“The Underside of Dracula: Community and Masculinity in Pinball.” Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, 2013.

“Teaching Digital Film Production as Community Engagement: Documenting Local Histories.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Saint Louis, 2012.

“National Pride, Equilibrium, and Freedom: The Rhetoric of Breast Implants in Venezuela.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, 2011.

Respondent. “Writing and Working for Change: Working Class Politics in CCCC” Panel. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, 2011.

“Crafting agnesfilms.com: a Born Digital Archive for Female Filmmakers.” Thomas R. Watson Conference, Louisville, 2010.

“Making Writing Public:  Introductory Composition at Purdue 2009 Showcase.” Computers and Writing, West Lafayette, 2010.

“‘Is what you want for yourself to become someone very different than me?’: Film Representations of Immigrant Daughters and Their Mothers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Louisville, 2010.

“Perfect: A Conversation with the Venezuelan Middle Class about Female Beauty and Breast Implants.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Lansing, 2009.

“Student Autonomy and Collaboration: Successfully Desegregating the Writing Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, 2009.

National Conference Workshops

“Recovering Latinx Identity: Using Documentary Filmmaking to Humanize the Dehumanized.” Feminist Workshop: Feminist Rhetorics of Resistance and Transformation. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Kansas City, 2018.

“Latinxs Taking Action In and Out of the Academy: The Doing of Social Justice Work in our Local Communities.” Latinx Caucus Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Portland, 2017.

“How to Publish and Have a Successful Work/Life Balance” Latinx Caucus Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, 2016.

“Coloring Digital Spaces: How to Merge Latina/o Scholarship with Digital Production” Latinx Caucus Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Tampa, 2015.

“Going Tenure Track: How to Present our Latina/o Identity, Pedagogy, and Research in the Job Market.” Latinx Caucus Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Indianapolis, 2014.

“Teaching Latina/o Students and Texts in the Midwest.” Latinx Caucus Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Saint Louis, 2012.

“Using Filmmaking and Group Work in the Composition Classroom.” Latinx Caucus Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta, 2011.

“Kid Rock’s Warrior: Recruiting the Working-Class White Male.” Rhetoricians for Peace Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Francisco, 2009.

Regional Conference Presentations

“A Video Making Extravaganza Answering the Question ‘What Is Free?’” WIDE-EMU, Ypsilanti, 2013.

“Bare Life, Bridges, and Nodes: Race in the Twilight Saga and its Film Adaptations.” Midwestern Pop Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, 2010.

“Convincing Filmmakers to Write About their Work: The Ups and Downs of Creating agnesfilms.com.” Midwestern Pop Culture Association Conference, Minneapolis, 2010.

“Online Fan Discourse: The Democratization of Knowledge and its Wondrous Demons.” Midwestern Pop Culture Association Conference, Detroit, 2009.

Keynote Presentations

“Creating the Past Together: A Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Memoir.” 2017 Rhetoric and Writing Symposium—Crossing Boundaries: Listening, Writing, and Rhetorical Action, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 2017.

“Alto Precio—Love, Loss, and Rebellion in Raising Bilingual Children: A Film Screening with Dr. Alexandra Hidalgo.” 2017 Rhetoric and Writing Symposium—Crossing Boundaries: Listening, Writing, and Rhetorical Action, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 2017.

“Socially Just Rhetorical Action: An Interactive Interview featuring Natasha Jones, Alexandra Hidalgo, and Krystal Pherai.” 2017 Rhetoric and Writing Symposium—Crossing Boundaries: Listening, Writing, and Rhetorical Action, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 2017.

Press for Keynote Presentations

2017 Department of Writing and Rhetoric Symposium.” Writing & Rhetoric. March 2017.

Invited Presentations

Guest presentation on creating a newsletter as an academic at Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Burton Bargerstock’s “Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows Program.” Michigan State University, March 2019.

Skype guest lecture about my film Vanishing Borders at Martina di Florio Gula’s “Women, Italy and the Mediterranean.” Trinity College, November 2018.

Guest presentation about strategies for succeeding as a pre-tenure faculty member at Ben Lauren’s “WRA 885: Research Colloquium.” Michigan State University, November 2018.

Guest presentation on creating a newsletter as an academic at Kathleen Fitzpatrick and Burton Bargerstock’s “Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows Program.” Michigan State University, October 2018.

Guest presentation about my film The Weeping Season at Kristen Mapes’ “Digital Humanities Colloquium.” Michigan State University, November 2018.

Guest presentation about my video book Cámara Retórica at Kristin Arola’s “WRA 860: Multimodal Composing.” Michigan State University, September 2018.

Presentation of Agnès Varda’s documentary Faces Places at the Michigan State University Film Collective, September 2018.

Skype guest presentation about my video essay “Alto Precio: Love, Loss, and Rebellion in Raising Bilingual Children” at Bahareh Alaei’s “Honors Enrichment Program Seminar.” Mt. San Jacinto College, February 2018.

Presentation about Tatiana Huezo’s documentary Tempestad at MSU Latinx Film Festival. The Robin Theater, Lansing. February 2018.

Skype guest presentation about my video book Cámara Retórica at Crystal VanKooten’s “WRT 3070: Digital Culture.” Oakland University, February 2018.

Guest presentation about digital publishing at Ben Lauren’s “WRA 886: Master’s Colloquium.” Michigan State University, October 2017.

Guest presentation about time management at Julie Lindquist’s “WRA 885: Research Colloquium.” Michigan State University, October 2017.

Skype guest lecture about my video book Cámara Retórica at Alejandra Ramírez’s “ENG 190H: Honors English.” The University of Arizona, June 2017.

“Creating the Past Together: A Cultural Rhetorics Approach to Memoir” lecture at Whitworth University, February 2017.

Guest lecture about creating sustainable writing practices at Jessica Clements’ “EL 420: Writing Center: Theory and Practice.” Whitworth University, February 2017.

Screening and guest lecture about my video essay “Alto Precio: Love, Loss, and Rebellion in Raising Bilingual Children” at Charles Andrews’s “EL 352: World Cinema.” Whitworth University, February 2017.

Skype guest lecture about my video essay “Vanishing Fronteras: A Call for Documentary Filmmaking in Cultural Rhetorics (con la ayuda de Anzaldúa)” at Don Unger’s “ENGW 4341: Current Theories of Rhetoric and Composition.” St. Edward’s University, October 2016.

Skype guest lecture about co-editing the “Race, Rhetoric, and the State” Special Issue of Present Tense at Jennifer Sano’s “ENGL 5624: Intercultural Communication.” Virginia Tech University, October 2016.

Guest lecture about feminist filmmaking at Shewonda Leger’s “WRA 225: Introduction to Multimedia Writing.” Michigan State University, October 2016.

Guest lecture about the academic job market and best practices for graduate school at Malea Powell’s “WRA 885: Research Colloquium.” Michigan State University, October 2016.

“Cultivating an Online Scholarly Presence” presenter at a workshop by the College of Arts and Letters and College of Natural Science. Michigan State University, September 2016.

Vanishing Borders screening and Q&A session. Miami University of Ohio, September 2016.

Guest lecture about my documentary Vanishing Borders at Abdoulaye Saine’s “Political Science 389: Int’l Political Economy, Theory and Practice.” Miami University of Ohio, September 2016.

Vanishing Borders screening and Q&A session. New York University, February 2015.

“Time Management and Work-Life Balance” panelist for Writing, Rhetoric, and Praxis workshop. Michigan State University, November 2015.

Vanishing Borders screening and Q&A session. Washington State University, October 2015.

Guest lecture about my documentary Vanishing Borders at Kate Birdsall’s “WRA 140: Women in America.” Michigan State University, October 2015.

Guest lecture about my documentary Vanishing Borders at Laura B. Johnson’s “Introduction to Human Geography.” Michigan State University, February 2015.

Guest lecture about my documentary PERFECT at Basuli Deb’s “Introduction to Women’s Studies.” University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2011, 2013, and 2014.

Guest lecture about my documentary PERFECT at Kendall Leon’s “Gender, Rhetoric, and the Body.” Purdue University, 2011.

Presentation of Winter’s Bone film at the Michigan State University Film Collective, December 2013.

Panel discussion about Suzan-Lori Parks’ play, Venus. Cleveland State University, 2005.

Diversity Panel, chair. Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, 2003.

Interview with author Bhanu Kapil. Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, 2003.

Diversity Panel, presenter. Summer Writing Program, Naropa University, 2002.