“The Silencing Problem in Participatory Media Environments” – Center for Comparative Research – Yale University (2015)

“Yik Yak and Student Life – Discussion & Debate” – Calhoun College “Master Tea” – Yale University (2015)

“Gender Identity & Culture in Louisiana’s Swamps” – Hoo’s Next – University of Virginia (2013)


  •  “Social Media & Universalism Panel” – Social Media Technology Conference (2015)
  • “Aggregation & Individualism Panel” – Social Media Technology Conference (2015)
  • “Consensual Entertainment? An examination of BDSM culture and Fifty Shades of Grey Portrayals” -International Communication Association (2015)
  • “Yakking about College Life: A Case Study of Media-In-Interaction” – Eastern Sociological Society – Digital Sociology Mini-Conference (2015)
  • “Invisible Feminism: BDSM Relationships and Fifty Shades of Grey Portrayals.” – American Sociological Society – Media Sociology Pre-Conference (2014)
  • “Cajun Hunters: Media Depictions and Cultural Fallacies” – American Sociological Society (2014)
  • “Invisible Hunters: Cajun Life & Cajun Femininity” – Eastern Sociological Society (2014)
  • “Culture, Class, & Reality Television” – American Sociological Association (2012)
  • “Inconceivable Construction – A Woman and a Politician.” Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Initiative (2009)

Below are three videos of my research. The first is a recent Tedx Open Mic night that I presented at in Charlottesville, VA. The second is my live presentation as a finalist for 3MT – a competition designed for graduate students to articulate their research in under three minutes. The third is my presentation as part of the HoosNext initiative – a series of 30minutes talks where current scholars connect with UVA Alumni.