Borders and Thresholds – a response to panel papers for Buffy the Vampire Slayer 25th anniversary (respondent). American Academy of Religion (AAR) national conference, Denver, CO. November, 2022.
Whose Utopia? Disability in Science Fiction. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), virtual conference, April, 2022.
Diving Deeper Into DEVS. Christianity and Science Fiction, virtual conference, October, 2021.
The New Gods: Free Will, Determinism, and AI in Westworld and DEVS. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), virtual conference, June, 2021.
The New Apocalyptic Eco-Religion of Prepping. Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR). Athens, GA. February, 2020.
India’s ‘Sacred’ Cow: colonial and post-colonial shifts. British Colonial and Postcolonial Studies (BCPS) Annual Conference. Savannah, GA. February, 2020.
Whose Utopia? Belonging, ability and exclusion. American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Conference. San Diego, CA 2019.
Counter-colonialism and the Afrofuturist utopia in Black Panther. American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Conference. Denver, CO, November 2018.
A “Proper” Hindu woman: Hindu nationalism vs. feminist activism on social media. International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture (ISMRC). Boulder, CO, August 2018.
(Re)telling History: The fiction of idealized Hindu nationhood. British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Savannah, GA, February 2018.
Techno-Orientalism: Representing South Asia on the Web. Association for Global South Studies. Marrakesh, Morocco. December 2017.
Personhood in the HBO series Westworld. American Academy of Religion. Boston MA, Novemnber 2017.
Secularism, Plurality, and Majority: “religious freedom” in India and the US. SECSOR, Raleigh NC, March 2017.
Dalit suicides and post-colonial hangovers. British Commonwealth and Post Colonial Studies Conference. Savannah GA, February 2017.
The Rhetoric of Violence, Religion, and Purity in India’s Cow Protection Movement. American Academy of Religion, San Antonio TX, November 2016.
Secularism vs Sickularism: The postcolonial legacy of communalism in India. British Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah, GA February 2016.
Trans…something? Labelling alternate sexual identities in Indian vs US media. Media, Gender, and Religion CMRC Conference, Boulder CO January 2016.