Rhetorics of pain: Distress, harm, and healing in academic and everyday life. Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Chicago, IL.
Scholarly journal publishing with a disability-centered approach. Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Invited Talks and Readings
Crip mentoring, access advocacy, and the job market. DISCO Network, Online.
Intersectional feminism and digital aggression: Research experiences and approaches. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Online.
Breaking silence, telling truths, and writing ghosts into being (Craft talk). Saturated Channel: Virtual Creative Arts Festival, Pace University – PLV.
Today is loss that isn’t loss. Candlelight vigil for Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, New York, NY.
Every Comic is Asian American: Vowvaal/வௌவால். Asian-American Comi-Con, New York,
Peyththai and image-making: Cripping chronic pain the Tamil way. Universities Art
Association of Canada Conference, Toronto, CA.
Embodied rhetoric: The body on/in/as text. Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) Conference,
Soliciting and publishing multimodal mess as digital activism (co-chair with R. Osorio). Computers and Writing, Online.
Rest as an act of activism. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference. Unable to attend due to COVID-19.
Dismantling architectures of power: On collaboration and implementation in labor and assessment schemas (with Mundy, R., Cadman, D., Gonzalez, T., & Suskewicz, J.). CCCC, Online.
Making tangible institutional abstractions: Co-creating labor-based departmental grading policies across teaching lines. CCCC, Spokane, WA. Canceled due to COVID-19
The successful text is not always the one that murders me to protect you. RSA Conference, Portland, OR. Canceled due to COVID-19.
The aesthetics still matter: The ethics of simulating pain in digital scholarship. Computers and Writing, Greenville, NC. Canceled due to COVID-19.
Poetics, praxis, and social justice: Reconfiguring epistemologies of pain as sites of collaborative invention (Panel co-chair with J. Male). CCCC, Milwaukee, WI. Canceled due to COVID-19.
Are you f*ing kidding me?: Self-care in the face of classroom trauma. AWP Conference, San Antonio, TX. Canceled due to COVID-19.
The pedagogical value of pain in anatomies of writing. Computers and Writing, East Lansing, MI.
(In)visible labor: Radical professional participation in fraught digital spaces. Computers and Writing, East Lansing, MI.
The author draws a blank: Negotiating academia with/in “fibro fog.” Capacious Conference. Lancaster, PA.
For high-knowledge threats: A placebo-controlled rhetorical trial to treat aca-trolls. Computers and Writing, Fairfax, VA.
Post-truth, post-Trump: Reflecting on the future of web literacies. Computers and Writing, Fairfax, VA.
From digital activism to trolling: A town hall discussion. Computers and Writing, Findlay, OH.
“I’ve never heard of that country”: Sri Lankan-American writers on shaping an emerging literary identity. AWP Conference, Washington, D.C.
Networked bodies/networked identities: Connecting bodies in digital activism/writing. Computers and Writing, Rochester, NY.
The author is in pain: Encounters in the world of non-belonging. Affect Theory Conference. Lancaster, PA.
Teaching tattoos: A body(mod)-focused approach to the composition classroom. Computers and Writing, Menomonie, WI.
Autonomy in the hivemind: 4chan’s archival economy and archaeology of memory. Computers 2013 Aug 7-11 and Writing, Pullman, WA.
The right to bear cannons: Reevaluating DDoS actions as civic protest. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C.
Lurk moar: Conducting research in transgressive Internet environments. Computers and Writing, Frostburg, MD.
Mobius double reacharound: The convergence of comics, animation, and gaming in Homestuck. Illustration, Comics, and Animation, Hanover, NH.
“We do it for the lulz”: Graffiti as a metaphor for digital defacement. Critical Information Conference, New York, NY.
“Meanwhile, in an entirely different thread”: Reading 4chan as cybertext. Computers and Writing, Raleigh, NC.
For the lulz?: Bigotry in moral panic discourse on 4chan’s Random – /b/ (Panel chair). Popular Culture Association, Boston, MA.
“I think writing is a pretty cool guy. eh makes meaning and doesnt afraid of anything”: Grammatical memes and linguistic practice on 4chan. Computers and Writing, Ann Arbor, MI.
“We are Sri Lankan civilians plz save our life”: Photography and the spectacle of Sri Lanka’s civil war (with A. Manivannan). New Narrative IV: Image and Spectacle, Toronto, CA.
“Later, buddy”: The politics of loss and trauma representation in Gurren Lagann. Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation, West Lafayette, IN.
Robot coda: Writers on love, race, and technology (Invited moderator). Asian American Writers’ Workshop (AAWW), New York, NY.
Empowering inclusive disciplinary online representations and interactions: Strategic approaches for practicing anti-oppressive, hospitable online communication. CCCC, Milwaukee, WI. Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Best practices for online teaching. Writing and Cultural Studies, Pace University – PLV.
Three ways to engage students when discussing scholarly texts. Writing and Cultural Studies, Pace University – PLV.
Great ideas for teaching. Rutgers University School of Communication and Information. University press release here.