Participant in “A Century of Filmkritik and Beyond” symposium, Dartmouth College (April 13–16, 2017)

“Sirenic Cinema” and seminar co-organizer of “Documentary/Sound: Voice, Listening, and the Human,” American Comparative Literature Association, Utrecht, Netherlands (July 2017)

Discussant for Hallucinema Symposium, The New School (March 30, 2017)

Presenter, with Ephraim Assili, on “Documentary and Difference,” in Understanding Media Studies, NSPE (March 7, 2017)

“Sight Specificity and Aerial Surveillance,” Site Specificity Without Borders Research Symposium, Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University (November 11, 2016)

Presentation and discussion with Media Old and New Working Group, University of Delaware (September 2016)

“The Woman’s Mouth,” talk on Martin Creed, the Park Avenue Armory (June 25, 2016)

Session leader on film criticism, Oberhausen Seminar, Oberhausen Film Festival (May 6, 2016)

Work-in-progress seminar presentation, Humanities Center, University of Rochester (April 13, 2016)

Work-in-progress seminar presentation, Faculty Research Seminar, the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Rochester (March 29, 2016)

Presentation on Chantal Akerman’s News from Home at Film::Theory series, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University (November 11, 2015)

Keynote speaker, “Documentary’s Outsides: Scenes of Encounter in Contemporary Ethnographic Film,” at No Strings Attached symposium organized by SoundImageCulture, Argos, and Beursschouwburg in Brussels, Belgium (October 28–29, 2015)

Workshop facilitator, “Getting Published,” Consortium for Faculty Diversity Annual Conference, Swarthmore College (October 2–3, 2015)

Workshop facilitator, Staging Encounters: An Intensive Seminar on Film and Media Curatorial Practice, UnionDocs (May 9–10, 2015)

Panel participant, “From Fellow to Faculty: Advice from Former Macalester Fellows,” Consortium for Faculty Diversity Annual Conference, Macalester College (September 19–20, 2014)

“Evading Capture: Race, Mediation, and the Blurred Face,” Photography and Race in the Americas: Beyond Fixity Conference, Princeton University (April 18, 2014)

“Leader Ladies: China Girls, Film Laboratories, and Experimental Cinema,” Council of the Humanities, the Committee on Film Studies, and the Visual Arts Program, Princeton University (February 6, 2014)

“China Girls,” Los Angeles Filmforum (May 2013)

“China Girls: Juror Presentation by Genevieve Yue,” Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (May 3, 2013)

Panel participant, “Reverse Shot, Forward Motion” roundtable discussion, Museum of the Moving Image (April 7, 2013)

Panel participant, “Critical Means #2,” 51st Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 19–24, 2013)

“Blink and Burn: China Girls in Experimental Film,” presentation at Anthology Film Archives (November 29, 2012)

“Films the Color of Blood: American Avant-Garde Cinema, 1960–1973,” Art School lecture in conjunction with “Renegades: American Avant-Garde Film, 1960–1973” at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 23, 2012)

“Color Imbalance: Film, Race, and the China Girl,” talk given at the American Studies Colloquium, Macalester College (March 8, 2012)

“The Invisible Face: China Girls On and Offscreen,” talk given at the Moving Image Studies Colloquium, Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (February 10, 2012)



“Film Against Cinema: Reconceiving the Medium’s Radical Aspiration,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago (March 2017)

“Media Retrospection: The Phototechnical Image in Contemporary Art and Film,” and chair of “New Media Mutations: The Cultural Logic of Contemporary Capitalism” panel, at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (April 1, 2016)

“Contemporary Art Is Hard To See: Labor, Visibility, and Industrial Test Imagery,” The Contemporary conference, Princeton University (March 3–5, 2016)

“Errant Pixels: Camouflage, Concealment, and Digital Imaging,” Precarious Aesthetics conference, Berkeley Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley (October 15–17, 2015)

“The Errant Pixel,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal (March 2015)

“Blurred Faces,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, Washington (March 2014)

“Cinema/Media Intersections,” workshop co-chair with Tung Hui-hu, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Seattle, Washington (March 2014)

“Faces of Protest: Film Extras, The Multitude, and Kurt Ralske’s The Enraged Al-gorithm,” World Picture conference, University of Toronto (November 2013)

“Lossy Motion and Digital Blur,” Film-Philosophy Conference, The University of Amsterdam (July 2013)

“Headless Women: A Technics of Female Silence,” American Studies Association, Puerto Rico (November 2012)

“Yoko Ono, Plastic Woman,” World Picture Conference, University of Sussex (November 2012)

“The Past Reformed: Three Digital Works by James Benning,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, Massachusetts (March 2012)

“Medusa-Image,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Vancouver, Canada (March 2011)

“Flesh on Film: The China Girl on the Margins of Cinema,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana; and chair of the panel “The Body Offscreen” (March 2011)

“Love Among the Ruins: The Couplets of Lewis Klahr,” Experience Music Project, Los Angeles, California (February 2011)

“The Sensitive Medium: Remediating Spirit Photography in the Fatal Frame,” paper accepted for the 2009 Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Tokyo, Japan, and presented at the 2010 SCMS conference in Los Angeles; co-chair with William Huber of the panel “Fatal Frames” (April 2010)

“Architectures of the Inside: The Rhetoric of the Cut in the Films of Stan Brakhage and Gordon Matta-Clark,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and chair of the panel “Anarchitectural Cinemas” (March 2008)

“Lost at Sea: Intermedial Encounters in the Films of Janie Geiser,” Film Indiana: Screening Shorts, Indiana University (September 2007)

Lost Lost Lost: The Odyssey of Jonas Mekas,” 41st Annual Comparative Literature Conference at Cal State University Long Beach (March 2006)



Wild Sounds: Program Two, with Cauleen Smith, Wexner Center for the Arts (March 21, 2017)

Discussant, Sandra Kogut, Flaherty Global Filmmaker, Colgate University (October 17, 2016)

Panel moderator, Billy Woodberry’s Marseille après la guerre and Joaquim Pinto’s Fish Story (Rabo de Peixe), Flaherty Seminar (June 18–24, 2016)

Introduction, Early Summer, at the Dryden Theater, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY (April 19, 2016)

Introduction, No Home Movie, at Squeaky Wheel Films & Media Arts Center, Buffalo, NY (April 6, 2016)

Reader, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale marathon reading, The Whitney Museum of American Art (November 13–14, 2015) (Also “What Is Your White Whale?” response)

Discussant, with Basma Alsharif, Precarious Aesthetics Conference, Berkeley Center for New Media (October 16, 2015)

Discussant, with Mati Diop, Afterimage: Filmmakers and Critics in Conversation, Pacific Film Archive (February 19–20, 2015)

Introduction and discussant, Los Angeles Plays Itself, with Thom Andersen, 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 29, 2014)

Discussant, Milles soleils, with Mati Diop, Flaherty NYC at Anthology Film Archives (November 17, 2014)

Introduction, Daisies by Věra Chytilová, Northside Film Festival, Nitehawk Cinema (June 19, 2014)

Discussant, Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer, with Thom Andersen, Art of the Real program, Lincoln Center (April 13, 2014)

Discussant, “Color Series and Veils by Madison Brookshire,” UnionDocs (November 1, 2013)

Introduction and discussant, Liahona, with Talena Sanders, Views from the Avant-Garde, The New York Film Festival (October 6, 2013)

Discussion facilitator, The Flaherty Seminar (June 15–21, 2013)

Introduction, “Avant-Garde Voices: Deborah Stratman and Dani Leventhal,” The Museum of the Moving Image (April 7, 2013)