Scholarly Presentations

  • “Empire and Civil Rights in Franco’s Spain: Transatlantic and Global Comparisons in Cuadernos para el diálogo, 1963-1974.” Paper presented on the panel Atlantic and Latin American History Spanished: A Tribute to Christopher Schmidt-Nowara at the 50th Annual Latin American Studies Conference, May 2016.
  • “Clashing with Fascism: Spain’s Democratic Transition in Punk Comic Books.” Paper presented to the 46th Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins University, March 2015.
  • Invited Commentator, Representations of Violence in the Construction of National Identity panel. Fordham University Graduate Student Conference, Fordham University, April 2014.
  • “Making a Scene: Reviving the Public Sphere through Sex, Drugs, and Comic Books.” Council for European Studies Conference 2014: Resurrections, Washington D.C., March 2014.
  • “Overheard in a Coffee Shop: Pedagogical Approaches to Illustrating the Enlightenment.” Symposium on Jesuit Pedagogy, Fordham University, May 2013.
  • Moderator, “What Happened to the Archive? Shifting Paradigms in the Humanities.” Panel for Gannon Lecture Series, Fordham University, April 2013.
  • “Spanish Revolution: Youth, Dissent & “Occupying” Space in Madrid.” Paper presented to the conference From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship, Cornell University, April 2012.
  • “The Penetration of Franco’s Spain: Youth and American Culture, 1960-1980.” Paper presented to the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Tufts University, March 2012.
  • “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain.” Communitas Finalist, Presentation for the Gannon Lecture Series, Fordham University, April 2012.
  • Moderator, “Street Beef: Urban Voices, Fashion, and Harassment.” Panel for the conference The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization, Fordham University, October 2011.
  • Organiser, Chair and Commentator, “Rebels with a Cause: Youth Cultures and Geographies of Dissent.” Panel for the conference Cities in History: Urban Identities Reconsidered, Fordham University, September 2011.
  • “Truth, Justice and the American Way: Pluralism, Youth and Supermán in Franco’s Spain.” Paper presented to the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, University of Lisbon, Portugal, July 2011.
  • “Remembering the Liberal Era: The Legitimisation of Dissent Against the Francoist Régime.” Paper presented to Dissent & History: An Examination of Individual & Collective Opposition to Power Structures, University of Rochester, March 2010.
  • “The Dionysian Representation of Tadzio as a Reflection of Aschenbach’s Humanity in Death in Venice.” Paper presented to Sex, Death and Boredom Conference, Fordham University, February 2010.
  • “Cómo el argot de las películas de Pedro Almodóvar refleja los cambios sociales de la juventud española en el posfranquismo (1975-1985).” Paper presented to the National Undergraduate Research Conference, Dominican University of California, May 2007.
  • “Our Lady of Liberty: How Marianne Attempted to Replace Notre Dame.” Paper presented to Gender and Enlightenment: The Eighteenth-Century Debate and its Legacy, Texas State University, March 2007.
  • Invited Panellist, “New Directions in History Panel.” World History Association of Texas Conference, Texas Lutheran University, 2006.

Invited Talks and Public Lectures

  • Public Lecture, “Drawing a Line: Art and Activism in NYC.” Puffin Foundation Gallery for Social Activism Lecture Series, Museum of the City of New York, June 2016.
  • Public Lecture, “Occupying New York: Protest and Dissent in Urban Spaces.” Puffin Foundation Gallery for Social Activism Lecture Series, Museum of the City of New York, May 2016.
  • Invited Panellist, Shared Alumni Stories: Diverse Paths to Research, Honors College, Texas State University, February 2016.
  • Invited Talk, “Taste Test: Sampling the Uncanny and Grotesque in Film and Graphic Novels.” (Philosophy Dialogue Series). Honors College and Department of Philosophy, Texas State University, February 2016.
  • Public Lecture, “Gender, Coffee Shops, Nationalism and Cat Massacres: A Crash Course on the French Enlightenment.” Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents’ Weekend, Fordham University, November 2015.
  • Inaugural Speaker, “All Hallows’ Eve and the Carnivalesque.” Salice-Conley Senior/Professor Dialogue Series, Arthur Avenue Market, October 2015.
  • Public Lecture, “Drawing Conclusions: Investigating Fascist Spain through Comic Books and Fanzines.” Fordham University History Day, February 2015.
  • Invited Speaker, “How to Read a Newspaper: Bias, Objectivity and Subjectivity.” Fordham Gabelli School of Business Management Society, Fordham University, November 2014.
  • Invited Panellist, “Getting Respect: Comics Goes to College: Academic Mini-Conference.” Wizard World Comic Book Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 2014.
  • Invited Panellist, “1939: Batman’s Beginning and the Year that Changed Everything.” Wizard World Comic Book Convention, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, September 2014.
  • Public Lecture, “Penetrating Franco’s Spain: Civil Rights Discourse Under the Dictatorship.” History Day, Fordham University, February 2014.
  • Invited Panellist, “What is Fairness?: A Panel Discussion.” Inaugural event for Fordham’s Fair Trade Month discussing activism and café culture, Rodrigue’s Coffee House, Fordham University, October 2014.
  • Invited Public Lecture, “Truth, Justice and the American Way in Franco’s Spain.” Chosen by undergraduate students to present to Parents’ Weekend, Fordham University, October 2013.

Exhibitions

  • Researcher, New York at Its Core. Permanent Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, Fall 2016.
  • Curator, Jitterbuggin’ in Harlem: Bringing Swing to the World, Harlem Swing Dance and Lindy Hop Collection. Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, February 2016.
  • Curator, Carl Van Vechten: Photographing the Harlem Renaissance and Beyond. Exhibition, Museum of the City of New York, November 2015-March 2016.
  • Invited presentation of photography, “Occupy ______: What is this Global Youth Movement?” Photo gallery exhibition at The Gallery of the Common Experience, Texas State University, Winter 2011-Spring 2012.

Workshops Organised

  • “Difficult Topics in the Harlem Renaissance: Analysing and Discussing Race, Gender, Sexuality, and All that Jazz.” Workshop for Middle School and High School Teachers, Museum of the City of New York, November 2015.
  • “The Rectification of Names: A Teach-In on Torture, Human Rights, and Restorative Justice.” Moderator and Coordinator, Fordham University, March 2015.
  • “Teaching Digital IRL: Trials of a Millennial Teaching Millennials.” Co-sponsored by the Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group and GSAS Futures, Fordham University, February 2015.
  • Chair and Organiser, Poetas por km²: Poets in New York. Poetry event bringing 11 Spanish and New York poets together, including a workshop on book binding and the materiality of the book, Fordham University, May 2014.
  • “Augmented Reality-Infused Pedagogy: Making Social Media Relevant in the Classroom.” Digital Humanities + Pedagogy: A Workshop, Fordham University, April 2014.