Conference Presentations

“Mediated Discourses of Authenticity and Gendered Bodies in Live Stand-Up Comedy.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Chicago, IL (virtual), April 2021.

“Congress As Comedy Audience: A Discursive Analysis of Televised Political Satire Cited in Congressional Debates.” Center for C-Span Scholarship and Engagement. Purdue University, October 2020. 

“Adapting Engaging Classroom Discussion Activities for Zoom.” RECAP Conference (Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership). West Chester University, July 2020.

“Put Your Hands Together: Exploring the Industrial and Archival Potential of Live Comedic Performance Podcasts.” Radio Preservation Task Force Conference. Washington D.C., November 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19)

Mediated Discourses of Authenticity and Gendered Bodies in Live Stand-Up Comedy.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Denver, CO, April 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)

“Surviving as Non-Tenured Faculty.” National Communication Association. Baltimore, MD, November 2019. 

“Getting on Stage: From Comedy Fan to Stand-Up Comic.” Fan Studies Network North America. Chicago, IL, October 2019. 

“Open Mic? Gender, Gatekeeping and Labor in Local Stand-Up Comedy Production.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Seattle, WA, March 2019.

“Stand-Up Comedy Open Mics and Sexual Harassment in Local Production Cultures.Rethinking Labor Histories and Production Cultures in #MeToo and #TimesUp HollywoodRoundtable. FLOW Television Conference. University of Texas, Austin, TX, September 2018.

Comedians, Transmedia Performance, and the Evolution of American Mass Media, Panel Chair, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2018.

“#HashtagWars: The Humor of Social TV on Comedy Central’s @midnight” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, March 2018.
(Slides and Presentation)

 “Performing Vulnerability in ‘Dark Basements Full of Angry Men’: Female Stand-Up Comics, Objectification and Bodily Autonomy,” The Aesthetics and Ethics of Stand-up Comedy Conference, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, April 2017.
(Available here as a post and PDF)

 “Screening Sexual Assault on Switched At Birth: Network Branding and the Cultural Work of Teen Dramas,” Console-ing Passions Feminist Media Studies Conference, Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, June 2016.

 “The Pleasures and Perils of Humor Scholarship,” Workshop Participant, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta GA, March 2016.

 “Gendered Taste Cultures and Comedic Distinction: Or Why Nobody watched Oxygen’s Funny Girls,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 2016.

 #SixSeasonsAndAMovie: Community and/as Television’s Past, Present and Future, Panel Chair, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2015.

“Critical Film Studies: Community as Pop Culture Pedagogy,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2015.

Graduate Student Teaching: Politics and Practical Advice, Workshop Participant, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2015

Constructing, Deconstructing, Reconstructing: Mental Disorders, the Self, and Identity, Roundtable Participant, National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2014

 “Points!: How Comedy Central’s @Midnight Is Winning Television Late-Night Through Social Media Fan Engagement,” Film and History Conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2014

Reconsidering Formal Analysis Roundtable Participant and Convener, FLOW Television Conference. University of Texas, Austin, TX, September 2014.

“It’s OK, Some of my Best Friends are Comedians: The Rape Joke Debate, Authority, and Feminist Comedic Credibility.” Console-ing Passions Feminist Media Studies Conference, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, April 2014.

 “ ‘A Waiting Room that Doesn’t Suck: Negotiations of Agency, Authenticity, and Community in The Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. Seattle, WA, March 2014

 “Mockupy Wallstreet: The Daily Show, Social Activism, and The Limits of Mainstream Political Satire,” The Union for Democratic Communications Conference. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, October 2013.

“ ’It’s My Way ‘Til Payday,’ Audience and Excess and on 30 Rock’s ‘Queen of Jordan,’” Reality Gendervision: A Conference on Sexuality and Gender on Reality. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, April 2013.

 “Mockupy Wallstreet: Protest, Dissent, and The Limits of Mainstream Satire,” Neoliberalism 2.0: Technologies, Power, and Resistance Across Border. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, April  2013.