Presentations

Selected Conference Papers

“Reading Against the Grain: Doing Western LGBTQ History,” paper to be presented at annual meeting for the Western History Association, San Diego, CA, 2017.

 

“Orgies, Manservants, and Mess Hall Workers: Asian American Homos, 1900-1950.” Panel Chair and accepted paper presentation at annual meeting for the American Historical Association – Pacific Coast Branch, Waikoloa, HI, 2016.

 

“Sexing the Border: Embodied Transnationalism and the Performance of Gender.” Panel Chair and paper presented at annual meeting for the Association for Asian American Studies, Chicago, IL, 2015.

 

“Radicalizing Higher Education.” Panel Chair and paper presented at summit of Association of Public Land Grant Universities – Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence, Boston, MA, 2014.

 

“Outlaws and Outliers: Queering Movements beyond Liberal Reform.” Paper presented at annual meeting of the Association for Asian American Studies, San Francisco, CA, 2014.

 

“Managing Masculinity: Morality, Degeneracy, and the Creation of an Asian America,” Paper presented at annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA, 2014.

 

“Queer Love and Anxiety.” Paper presented at annual meeting of the National Women Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

 

“Reconsidering Race, Nation, and Sexuality in the Affairs of Yone Noguchi: Conversations with Queer Compulsions Author Amy Sueyoshi.” Roundtable at annual meeting of Association for Asian American Studies, Washington, D.C., 2012.

 

“Longing to Belong: Queer Sexuality and Citizenship in San Francisco.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association, Washington, D.C., 2009.

 

“The Right to Sexual Orientation.” Comments presented at SFSU Rights Conference, San Francisco, CA 2009.

 

“Striking Back at the Empire: Radicalizing Asian American Studies from the Margins.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Asian American Studies Association, Honolulu, HI, 2009.

 

“Homo-Coming: Sexuality, Race, and Intimacy in the Japanese Writings of Yone Noguchi.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., 2008.

 

“Race-ing Love: The Meaning of Intimacy Among Yone Noguchi’s Interracial Affairs.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Asian American Studies Association, New York City, NY, 2007.

 

“The Problem of Ethnic Studies: New and Not-So-New Directions in the Field.” Panel Co-Chair and paper presented at the annual meeting of the National American Ethnic Studies, San Francisco, CA, 2006.

 

Selected Invited Talks

Panelist, “Disciplines of Desire and Identity -- Exploring Queer & Asian-American Scholarship,” Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, April 2014.

 

Panelist, “Queer Labor Matters: Roundtable on Jobs and Careers for LGBTQ Historians,” Roundtable at annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Atlanta, GA, April 2014.

 

Panelist, "Queer Rebels: Asian American Activists and Artists," San Francisco, CA, May 2013.

 

Panelist, “Beyond Bigotry: Understanding DOMA, Prop 8, and the Queer Rights Movement,” Pomona College, Claremont, CA, April 2013.

 

Panelist, “Queer Compulsions,” American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.

 

Speaker, “Meaning and Method of History,” Queer Ancestors Project – Chrysalis Print Studio, San Francisco, CA, November 2012.

 

Speaker, “Fortieth Anniversary,” San Francisco Pride Main Stage, San Francisco, CA, June 2010

 

Panelist, “Comments on Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen,” Frameline 33, San Francisco, CA, June 2009.

 

Panelist, “Future of LGBT Activism,” annual meeting for National Council for Research on Women, New York City, NY, June 2009.

 

Keynote Speaker, “Miss Morning Glory is not Transgender,” Asian American Sexualities Conference, Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL,  March 2009.

 

Keynote Speaker, “Managing Whiteness in the Classroom: A Few Practical Tools,” Saint Ignatius College Preparatory In-service Training, San Francisco, CA, October 2008.

 

Keynote Speaker, “Storying the Silences, Filling in the Pages,” Cal Queer and Asian Conference, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA May 2008.

 

Lecturer in Japanese, “Homo-coming,” Osaka Ichiritsu Daigaku Jinken Mondai Kenkyū Sentā, Osaka, Japan, August 2005.

 

Panelist, “Asian American On-Screen Sexuality Panel,” Visual Communications Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film and Video Festival 2004, Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2004.

 

Lecturer, “Mindful Masquerades: Que(e)rying Japanese Immigrant Dress in Turn-of-the-Century San Francisco,” Women’s Studies Lecture Series, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, February 4, 2004.

 

Lecturer in Japanese, “Noguchi Yonejirō ni Okeru ‘love,’ ” Osaka Ichiritsu Daigaku Jinken Mondai Kenkyū Sentā, Osaka, Japan, July 2003.

 

Lecturer in Japanese, “Kokoro ni Shiteno Masukarēdo,” Kindai Jyoseishi Kenkyūkai, Kyoto, Japan, July 2003.