Invited Presentations & Appearances

“Facilitating Difficult—But Necessary—Conversations in the Classroom”
-Rider University Faculty Development Day, 10 January 2017, with Dr Brea Heidelberg

Guest Speaker, “After Humanisms”
-University of Pittsburgh graduate musicology seminar, 17 February 2015

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-Rider University Faculty Development Day, 21 January 2015

“Swang and Swerve: Hydroplaning across Big K.R.I.T.’s Posthuman Flow”
-Fluidity in Black Popular Music panel at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, 3-4 October 2014

Guest, “OutKasted Conversations #25
-youtube series hosted by Regina N. Bradley, 29 June 2014.

“Cadillactica, by Way of the Underground”
-Rider University Faculty Lecture Series, 25 March 2014.

“Sounding Global Southernness”
-University of William and Mary graduate seminar, Williamsburg, VA, 12 March 2014.

Wobbling the Speakerspace (music mix),” Sounding Out! Podcast 26 27 February 2014.

Can Music Change the World?
Strange Fruit, WFPL (Louisville, KY), 15 June 2013.

“Making it Pop: Thick Description and the Thrill of Popular Music Writing”
-Music Educator Workshop, Institute of Popular Music at the University of Rochester, 29 June 2013.

Conference Presentations

“‘Now She Wants to Lick My Plum’: The Produced Voice in Azealia Banks’s ‘212,’” Voice and Identity: Touches, Textures, Timbres, Winchester, UK, 28 January 2017

“Safe Sex, Pay Checks, and Cracked Voices: Rae Sremmurd’s Disappearing Club”
-Experience Music Project POP Conference, Seattle, WA, 14-17 April 2016

“Becoming-Earth, Oil Sands, and Sound: A Response to Kate Galloway”
-American Musicological Society Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 12-15 November 2015.

Ecomusicology Listening Room 3, Chair
-American Musicological Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 6-9 November 2014.

“Cadillactica, by Way of the Underground: Big K.R.I.T.’s Liquid Transformations”
-International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US Branch Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2014.

Plenary Session: IASPM-US History Roundtable, with Steve Waksman, Kevin Dettmar, Paul Fischer, Reebee Garofalo, Anahid Kassabian, Beverly Keel
-International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US Branch Annual Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 2014.

Ecomusicology Listening Room 2, Committee Member
-58th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Indianapolis, 14-17 November 2013, sponsored by Popular Music Section.
-American Musicological Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, 7-10 November 2013.

“Big Southern Rap Impresarios: ‘Big Pimpin’ and the Rise of the Dirty South”
-IASPM-US Annual Conference, Austin, 28 February – 3 March 2013.

Ecomusicology Listening Room, Committee Member, Popular Music Special Interest Group, American Musicological Society
-American Musicological Society/Society for Ethnomusicology/Society for Music Theory National Conference, New Orleans, November 2012.

“Trillin in Harlem: The Unmistakable Crunkness of A$AP Rocky”
-EMP/IASPM-US Joint Conference, New York City, March 2012.
-Popular/American Culture Association National Conference, Boston, April 2012.

“Big Apple, Little Apple: The iPod and Contested Identity in New York City”
-54th Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Mexico City, November 2009.
-Popular/American Culture Association National Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2011.

“So Cyborgs Think They Can Dance: Political Theory Meets Mass Media”
-Society for American Music/IASPM-US Joint National Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 2011.

“Women and Wax: The Misogyny of Collecting in Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity
-Sport Literature Association Annual Conference, Williamsport, PA, June 2010

“Plains, Strains, and Automobiles: Music and Narrative Desire in No Country for Old Men
-Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conferences, Cincinnati, October 2008.

“Posthuman Hybridity in So You Think You Can Dance
-Sport Literature Association Annual Conference, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 2008.

“Space is Place: The iPod’s Urban Ethos”
-University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference, March 2008.
-International Association for the Study of Popular Music—United States Annual Conference, Iowa City, April 2008.

“Transforming the Ideal: Faust Heroes in Goethe, Berlioz, Gounod, and Boito”
-German Studies Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, September 2006.

“Rationalization, Technology, Genre, and Identity: An iPod Paper, Shuffled”
-International Association for the Study of Popular Music—United States Branch Annual Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, February 2006.