2013. “Mansae in the U.S.A!: What K-pop Means in the United States.” Hallyu America: The Global Flow of K-pop. Binghamton University, April.
2013. “Beyond the Bias: What K-pop Fans REALLY Think.” Session by KPK: Kpop Kollective. KPOPCON13. University of California, Berkeley. February.
2012. “Hello Hallyu: Kpop Fictions, Facts and Fans in the Global Academy.” Talk Session by KPK: Kpop Kollective. KPOPCON. University of California, Berkeley. January.
2008. “These—Are—the ‘Breaks’: A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching the Post-Soul Aesthetic.” Evolutionary Momentum in African American Studies: Legacy and Future Directions. Clark University. February.
2007. “Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist.” Spencer Museum of Art. University of Kansas. October.
2006. “ ‘Because Some Things Never Change and Some Things Do’: Afro-Asian Solidarity and Discord in The Matrix Trilogy.” American Seminar—Hall Center for the Humanities. University of Kansas. November.
2006. “The Cost of Liberty is Less than the Price of Repression: The Historical and Cultural Context of Jacob Lawrence’s John Brown Series.” Holt/Russell Gallery. Baker University. June.
2001. “Shaolin. . . With Rhythm: Asian Appropriations in Paul Beatty’s White Boy Shuffle.” Post-Soul Satire: A Symposium on the Fiction of Paul Beatty, Trey Ellis and Darius James. College of the Holy Cross.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCES
2013. “Imperial Fields of Gold: U.S. Cultural Empire and K-pop.” Association of Asian American Studies Conference. Seattle, WA.
2013.”Hybrid Hallyu: The American Soul Tradition In K-pop.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Washington, DC.
2012. “A Far East Movement: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop.” Association of Asian American Studies Conference. Washington, DC.
2012. “She Is Straight Gangster: Challenging Gender Roles in Korean Dramas.” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, HI.
2011. “ ‘Old Laces, Strange Embroideries, Dim Brocades”: Orientalisms in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” MELUS. Boca Raton.
2010. “Chinese School: Cross-Cultural and Transnational Strategies in Ping Pong Playa (2007).” Association of Asian American Studies. Austin, TX.
2007. “A Tale of Three Cities: The Urban and Afro-Asian American Encounters in The Matrix Trilogy.” Association of Asian American Studies. New York, NY.
2006. “Orientalism and the Harlem Renaissance.” American Studies Association. Oakland, CA.
2006. “What Are You Looking At?”: Mirrors as Reflectors of Race in the Art of Roger Shimomura and Iona Rozeal Brown.” Association of Asian American Studies. Atlanta, GA.
2005. “The Afro-Asiatic Floating World: The Cross-Cultural Implications of iona rozeal brown’s Paintings.” American Studies Association. Washington, DC.
2005. “The Afterlife Is Just a Lay Up Away”: The Resolution of Despair in Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle. American Literature Association. Boston, MA.
2005. “Harmonious Heritages: Lawson Inada’s Response to the Call of Jazz in Legends from Camp.” MELUS: Urban Ethnicities. University of Chicago.
2004. “‘Worlds of Color’: Literary Representations of Black-Asian Cooperation.” American Studies Association. Atlanta, GA.
2004. “Imagined Coalitions: Pan-Ethnic Movements in the Fiction of W.E.B. Du Bois and George Schuyler.” Race, Nation and Ethnicity in the Afro-Asian Century. Boston University.
2004. “Stranger in the Village?: The Black Aesthetic in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book.” (Panel participant and organizer). MELUS: Transfronterismo: Crossing Ethnic Borders in U.S. Literatures. University of Texas, San Antonio.
2003. “When Were We Colored?: Blacks, Asians and Racial Discourse in the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.” Blacks and Asians in the Making of the Modern World. Boston University.
2003. “The Wildest Seed Yet: New Racial Dimensions in Octavia Butler’s Survivor.” College Language Association. Washington, DC.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT REGIONAL CONFERENCES
2011. “Women and the Wuxia Series.” 50th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference/Association for Asian Studies: Transnational Asia: Art, History, Popular Culture and Political Economies. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
2007. “Using an Orientalist Lens?: The Harlem Renaissance Photography of James Van Der Zee.” Harlem Renaissance: Aesthetics, Values, Identity. The 23rd Annual Symposium on African American Culture and Philosophy. Purdue University.
2007. “Happily Ever After: Asian/America in Tsui Hark’s Once Upon A Time in China.” Comparative Literature Symposium on America’s Asia, Asia’s America. Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
2006. “The New Color Line: Black Authenticity and Transnational Context in African American Art.” Blacker Than Thou: Authenticity and Identity. The 22nd Annual Symposium on African American Culture and Philosophy. Purdue University. Lafayette, IN.