Presentations

Upcoming events

Conversation with Brooke Hecht and John Hausdoerffer. Headwaters Conference: Science, Story, and Justice, Western State Colorado University, 6-8 October 2017.

“Plants, Place, Planet.” Invited workshop for the Kansas City Design Center’s West Bottoms Reborn Design Team. Perennial Agriculture Project Field Station, Lawrence, Kansas, 16 October 2017.

“Storytelling and Environmental Justice in the West.” Panel with Kyle Bladow and Jennifer Case. Conference of the Western Literature Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 25-28 October 2017.

“WLA and the Public Humanities.” Panel discussion. Conference of the Western Literature Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 25-28 October 2017.

 

Past presentations

“Mentoring Relationships and Diverse Professional Paths in the Environmental Humanities: Graduate Student and Early Career Special Session.” Roundtable with Elizabeth Dodd, Douglas Haynes, Stephanie LeMenager, Stephen Siperstein, and Kristen Van Tassel. Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment, Detroit, Michigan, 20-24 June 2017.

“Ecosphere Studies: Recovering Our Membership in ‘Earth Alive!’” Panel with Leah Bayens, John Hausdoerffer, and John Linstrom. Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment, Detroit, Michigan, 20-24 June 2017.

“The New Emergency: Ecosphere Studies and the Future University.” Workshop co-led with Chris Brown, Matt Burke, John Head, Wes Jackson, and Bill Vitek. Series on The Future University, The Commons, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 13 April 2017.

“Shifting Ground: Dynamic Personal Maps on the Great Plains.” Panel with Great Plains Graduate Fellows Hannah Birge, Daniel Clausen, Caleb Roberts, Daniel Uden, and Matt Whittaker. University of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 30-31 March 2017.

“Environmental Justice and Indigenous Plant Knowledge.” Keynote on the environment co-presented with Alicia Harris. Intercollegiate Peace Fellowship Conference, Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, 10 Feb. 2017.

“Development of a Native Language Textbook: An Update on the Omaha Language Textbook of UNL & UNPS.” Co-presented with Rory Larson and Bryan James Gordon. Siouan-Caddoan Language Conference, Newkirk, Oklahoma, 20-22 May 2016.

“Forms of Knowledge about Plants: The Botanical Survey of Nebraska and the Bessey Herbarium.” Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Lincoln, Nebraska, 13-16 April 2016.

“Before Black Elk: John G. Neihardt’s Omaha Stories.” University of Nebraska Press and Center for Great Plains Studies Special Symposium on The Epic Neihardt: The Life and Literature of John G. Neihardt, Lincoln, Nebraska, 10 Feb. 2016.

“Learning from the Teachings of Plants in Braiding Sweetgrass.” Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment, Moscow, Idaho, 23-27 June 2015.

“Learning the Language of Relation: Plants, Peoples, and the Ethnobotany of Melvin R. Gilmore.” Conference of the Western Literature Association, Victoria, British Columbia, 5-8 Nov. 2014.

“Critical Plant Studies on the Great Plains.” Willa Cather Spring Conference, Red Cloud, Nebraska, 5-7 June 2014.

“Reproducing Plant Bodies on the Great Plains.” Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 22-26 May 2014.

“Just Dust: Native and Settler Poetics of Drought.” University of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1-4 April 2014.

“Solving for Perennial Patterns: Composing Place-Conscious Citizenship.” Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment, Lawrence, Kansas, 28 May-1 June 2013.

“Thinking Like a Prairie: A Contemporary Land Ethic in Great Plains Literature.” Conference of the Western Literature Association, Lubbock, Texas, 7-10 Nov. 2012.

“Ethnobotany as Literature, Plants as Peoples: Stories of Relations on the Great Plains.” Under Western Skies 2: Environment, Community, and Culture in North America, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Alberta, 10-13 Oct. 2012.

“Education and the Effects of 1862 in Francis La Flesche’s The Middle Five.” University of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 28-30 March 2012.

“A ‘Native’ Great Plains Agrarianism?” Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Bloomington, Indiana, 21-26 June 2011.

“From the Plains to the Tatras: Learning and Teaching Place-Consciousness in Contemporary Slovakia.” University of Nebraska Center for Great Plains Studies Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 7-9 April 2010.

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