- RISD, Graduate Research Prospectus, 2021
- RISD, Environmental Sociology, 2020, 2021
- RISD, Social Movements and Backlash, 2019, 2020
- RISD, Environmental Justice, 2019, 2020
- University of San Francisco, Environmental Justice, 2009
- University of San Francisco, Environmental Justice, 2011 (co-taught with Alégria De La Cruz).
Brown University. 2019. “Engaged Scholarship on Highly Fluorinated Chemicals.” Superfund Research Program.
Rhode Island School of Design. 2019. “PFAS and the Production of Ignorance.” Nature, Culture, and Sustainability Studies Lecture Series.
College of the Atlantic. 2018. “Institutional Failure and Contested Illness in Environmental Justice Communities.” Human Ecology Forum.
Boston University. 2017. “An Exception or the Rule? Institutional Failure and Contested Illness in Kettleman City, CA.” Public Seminar Series on Race, Justice, & Environment. Department of Earth and Environment.
Minnesota Department of Health. 2017. “The Social and Scientific Discovery of PFASs.” Saint Paul, MN.
University of Southern California. 2014. “DIY Environmental Science Technologies.” California’s Unconventional Oil Drilling Debates: Knowledge-Sharing Workshop. With Sara Wylie.
Dark Waters community film screening panel discussion. 2020. Conservation Law Foundation and Clean Water Action. Providence Place Cinemas, Providence, RI.
Community Responses to Highly Fluorinated Compounds (PFAS). 2019. New England Grassroots Environment Fund. RootSkills Conference, Brattleboro, VT. With Shaina Kasper.
PFAS in Food Contact Paper. 2019. Local Environmental Action Conference. Worcester, MA. With Maureo Fernández y Mora and Anna Robuck.
College of the Atlantic. 2018. “Learning to Listen: Facilitating Conversations on Racism.” Organizer and Facilitator.
Select Guest Lectures
Bates College. 2021. “Environmental Sociology and Racial Inequality.” Introduction to Sociology. Department of Sociology.
Rhode Island School of Design. 2020. “Environmental Justice: Examining Inequality and the Environment.” Department of Landscape Architecture, Urban Systems Graduate Seminar.
Health Disparities and Covid-19. 2020. Intercultural Student Engagement and Student Health Services. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.
University of Vermont. 2019. “Strategic Science Production and Contested Environmental Data.” Environmental Justice Seminar. Department of Environmental Studies.
Northeastern University. 2018. “Studying the EPA.” Endangered Data Week Panel.
University of Vermont. 2017. “Long-Term Movement Engagement and Making Sense of Failures.” Environmental Justice and Sustainability Seminar. Department of Environmental Studies.
Northeastern University. 2017. “Research Partnerships with Environmental Justice Organizations.” Environmental Justice Seminar. Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Recent Conference Presentations
The Trouble with “Emerging Contaminants”: PFAS Ubiquity as Corporate Accomplishment. 2021. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. With Grace Poudrier. (upcoming).
PFAS Ubiquity as Corporate Accomplishment. 2021. Secrets of Matter, Matters of Secrecy: Concealing (al)Chemical Knowledge from Ciphers to the Military-Industrial Complex. Society for the History of Alchemy & Chemistry (online). With Grace Poudrier. (upcoming).
How Scientific Opportunity Structures Shape Social Movement Organizing around Contamination by Per-and Polyfluoralkyl Substances. 2020. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. With Jennifer Ohayon, Alissa Cordner, and Phil Brown.
Virtue, Ignorance, and Environmental Devastation. 2019. Political Ecologies of the Far Right. Lund University, Sweden.
Strategic Science Production. 2019. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY. With Alissa Cordner and Phil Brown.