“Urban Geishas: Reading Race and Gender in iona rozeal brown’s Paintings.” Paper to be presented at Between African American and Japanese: Traveling Texts Symposium, New York University, October, 2013.
“Mansae in the USA!: “What K-pop Means in the United States.” Paper presented at Hallyu America: The Global Flow of K-pop, The Center for Korean Studies and Program in Asian American Studies, Binghamton University. April, 2013.
“Keep Calm and Be a K-pop Fan.” Presentation at KPOPCON, University of California, Berkeley. February, 2013.
“You Better Ask Somebody!: Kpop Fans Speak.” Presentation at KPOPCON, University of California, Berkeley. January, 2012.
“These—Are—the ‘Breaks’: A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching the Post-Soul Aesthetic.” Paper presented at Evolutionary Momentum in African American Studies: Legacy and Future Directions, Clark University. February, 2008.
“Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist.” Gallery talk at Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, October, 2007.
“ ‘Because Some Things Never Change and Some Things Do’: Afro-Asian Solidarity and Discord in The Matrix Trilogy.” Paper presented as part of the 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.” Gallery talk at the Holt/Russell Gallery, Baker University, June, 2006.
“Shaolin. . . With Rhythm: Asian Appropriations in Paul Beatty’s White Boy Shuffle.” Paper presented at Post-Soul Satire: A Symposium on the Fiction of Paul Beatty, Trey Ellis and Darius James, College of the Holy Cross, 2001.
Selected Papers Presented at National Conferences
“Imperial Fields of Gold: U.S. Cultural Empire and K-pop.” Paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Seattle, WA, April, 2013.
“Hybrid Hallyu: The American Soul Tradition In K-pop.” Paper presented at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Washington, DC, April, 2013.
"A Far East Movement: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop." Paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC, April, 2012.
“She Is Straight Gangster: Challenging Gender Roles in Korean Dramas.” Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January, 2012.
“ ‘Old Laces, Strange Embroideries, Dim Brocades”: Orientalisms in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.” Paper presented at the MELUS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL, 2011.
“Chinese School: Cross-Cultural and Transnational Strategies in Ping Pong Playa (2007).” Paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Austin, TX, 2010.
“Orientalism and the Harlem Renaissance.” Paper presented at the American Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA, 2006.
“What Are You Looking At?”: Mirrors as Reflectors of Race in the Art of Roger Shimomura and Iona Rozeal Brown.” Paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2006.
“Harmonious Heritages: Lawson Inada’s Response to the Call of Jazz in Legends from Camp.” Paper presented at the MELUS: Urban Ethnicities Conference, University of Chicago, 2005.
“Imagined Coalitions: Pan-Ethnic Movements in the Fiction of W.E.B. Du Bois and George Schuyler.” Paper presented at the Race, Nation and Ethnicity in the Afro-Asian Century Conference, Boston University, 2004.
“Stranger in the Village?: The Black Aesthetic in Maxine Hong Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book.” Paper presented at the MELUS: Transfronterismo: Crossing Ethnic Borders in U.S. Literatures Conference, University of Texas, San Antonio, 2004.
“The Wildest Seed Yet: New Racial Dimensions in Octavia Butler’s Survivor.” Paper presented at the College Language Association, Washington, DC, 2003.
“Nothing New Under the Sun: Race, Postmodernism and Literary Interpretative Strategies.” Paper presented at the MELUS Conference, Memphis, TN, 2001.
Papers Presented at Regional Conferences
"CrazySexyCool: Multiple Modes of Femininity in K-pop Girl Groups." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Conference/Association for Asian Studies, Duke University, 2014.
“Women and the Wuxia Series.” Paper presented at the 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, 2011.
“Using an Orientalist Lens?: The Harlem Renaissance Photography of James Van Der Zee.” Paper presented at the 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.” Paper presented at the Comparative Literature Symposium on America's Asia, Asia's America, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 2007.
“The New Color Line: Black Authenticity and Transnational Context in African American Art.” Paper presented at the Blacker Than Thou: Authenticity and Identity. The 22nd Annual Symposium on African American Culture and Philosophy Conference, Purdue University. Lafayette, IN, 2006.
2007. Commentator. “Watching the Detective: Race and Representation in Asian American and Latino Detective Fiction.” American Studies Association.
2004. Chair and Commentator. “African Americans, Asian Americans, and Whiteness in the West” Western History Association.
2003. Presider, “Writing the Dissertation.” Compact for Faculty Diversity’s Tenth Annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.
2001. Commentator, “Race: An International Perspective” Panel, American Studies Association.