Workshops and Conference Papers
Climate Refugee Stories: Building an Archive of Resilience. Change in Motion Environment, Migration, and Mobilities Workshop, UC Berkeley, April 2021.
Reagan's Cold War on Immigrants: Counterinsurgency and the Rise of a Detention Regime. "Centering War in Immigration History" Panel, Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 2021.
Climate Refugee Stories: Building an Archive of Resistance. Confronting the Climate Crisis With Systemic Alternatives in the Age of Coronavirus. UC Santa Barbara, November, 2020.
Building Unity in the Mass Incarceration Crisis: Centering Black Migrant Experiences in the Fight for Abolition. Webinar, Harvard University, May 14, 2020.
QTGNC Stories from Immigration Detention and Abolitionist Imaginaries, 1980-Present. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, November 7, 2019.
Crises and Caravans: Resisting Reagan’s Cold War on Refugees. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, June 22, 2019.
Reagan’s Cold War on Immigrants: Resistance and the Rise of a Detention Regime. Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference, UCLA, February 16, 2019.
Climate Refugee Stories: Environmental Justice Detained. A Critical Refugee Studies Conference on Time and Space, UCLA, April 2018.
Storytelling to Abolish Immigration Detention from the Inside-Out. Queering Immigration Conference, New York City, September 2017.
Activist Engagement: Historians Strike Back. Roundtable. Western Association of WomenHistorians Conference, San Diego, April 2017.
Legacies of Reagan’s Cold War on Immigrants: Immigration Detention and the Power of Storytelling. A Critical Refugee Studies Conference on Militarism and Migration Conference, UC San Diego, April 2017.
Making the Connections: Public Interpretations of Incarceration. Annual Meeting of the
National Council on Public History, Indianapolis, IN, April 2017.
Doing History is Climate Action? Collaborating with Non-Profits on Storytelling and Public Education Projects. UC-CSU Knowledge Action Network for Transformative Climate and Sustainability Education and Action, Nearly Carbon-Neutral Conference, Spring 2017.
Immigration Detention Storytelling & Academia and Activism. Workshops, Soros Justice Fellows Conference, Open Society Foundations, Phoenix, AZ, July 2016.
Compassion Fatigue: The Reagan Administration’s Rejection of Mariel Cuban, Haitian, and
Salvadoran Refugees. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, June 2016.
Amplifying Voices from Detention: Digital Tools, Online Strategy and Reporter Outreach.
Workshop, Detention Watch Network Annual Conference, Baltimore, April 2016.
Active Resistance: Reagan’s New Security State and the New Underground Railroad.
American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, October 2015.
“A Recession-Proof Industry": Reagan’s Immigration Crisis and the Birth of the Neoliberal
Security State.” Blurring the Border: Deporting Denizens in the 21st Century Conference. University of California at Merced, April 2015.
“The Emergency Nature of the Problem": Ronald Reagan’s Latin American Immigration Crisis and the Birth of America’s Private Prison Industry. Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 2014.
“The Man with the Badge Holds it Back”: Ronald Reagan’s Immigration Crisis and Contingency Planning Along the US-Mexico Border. Innovation in Borderland Regions Conference, UC Santa Barbara, April 2014.
“Give Us Liberty, or We Will Tear the Place Apart": Resistance and Control in Immigration Detention during the Reagan Administration. New Directions in Cuban Studies Conference, University of Miami, March 2014.
“The Emergency Nature of the Problem": Contingency Planning Along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 2013.
Containing Foreign Bodies: The Detention of Mariel Cuban Refugees at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas, 1980-1982. Cuban Heritage Collection Graduate Fellows Colloquium, University of Miami, September 2011.
“Discouraging Hazardous Illegal Immigration to the US": The Reagan Administration’s Extension of Executive Authority through Immigrant Detention and Interdiction. Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Annual Meeting, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, May 2010.
“Nobody Wants These People": Reagan’s Immigration Crisis and the Detention of Mariel Cuban Refugees at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 2009.
Detention and the Business of Immigration. Workshop; “Nobody Wants These People": Reagan’s Immigration Crisis and the Detention of Mariel Cuban Refugees at Fort Chaffee, Arkansas. States of Captivity Conference, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University, February 2009.
Tracking ICE’s Enforcement Agenda. Webinar, Detention Watch Network, February 2008.
Irish-America’s Role in Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Northern Ireland. The New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, October 2006.