Speaking & Events


I speak about gender and cities, harassment, and critical pedagogies, as well as lead interactive workshops on social media, advocacy/activism, and pedagogy. Below is a partial list of speaking engagements, guest lectures, presentations, and workshops:

August 2019. Workshop Facilitation. Taking a Bigger, Louder Stand: Advocacy for ASI, for Associated Students, Inc. California State University Long Beach, California.

April 2019. Presentation. Shaking Up the Idea of “Progressive Planning”: The Case of the Radical Planning Escuelita, at the Urban Affairs Conference, Los Angeles, California.

February 23, 2019. Keynote Speaker. Catcalls Aren’t Compliments: Street Harassment Shows Us We Deserve So. Much. More. at the Building Healthy Relationships Youth Conference for WomenShelter, Long Beach, California.

April, 2018. Invited Presenter. Gawking, Stalking, and Doxxing — Oh My! Gender Based Harassment from the Street to the Screen, for the American Association of University Women-Long Beach Chapter, Seal Beach, California.

February 25, 2017. Paper Presentation. When Mindanao Met Shenandoah in the Time of Loving: Decolonizing Biracial Identity Through Critical Pedagogies, at the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.

January 11, 2017. Invited Speaker on street harassment and public safety for the UN Women Safe Cities Forum: Gender Parity and the L.A. Experience, Los Angeles, California.

November 3, 2016. Paper Presentation. On Pedagogy and Practice: Lessons Learned from Conducting Social Media Research, at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual meeting, Portland, Oregon.

March 26, 2016. Roundtable. The (Potential) Peril of Contributing to the Public Conversation. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Diego.

March 11, 2016. Invited Speaker about street harassment for the 3rd Annual Women’s Conference, California State University Dominguez Hills.

January 7, 2016. Invited Guest Lecture on street harassment and twitter for the course Urban Transportation Planning, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia.

October 22, 2015. Research presentation, #Resistance to Street Harassment: Contextualizing On-Line Actions in a New Era of Women’s Resistance in Public Space, at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual meeting, Houston, Texas.

June 5, 2015. Research presentation, #TweetAnalysis: A Qualitative Approach for Using Social Media to Understand Social Issues, at the Social Equity Leadership Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

April 11, 2015. Workshop on social media activism for the Emerging Scholars in Social Justice conference, California State University Long Beach.

April 3, 2015. Research presentation, #Resistance to Street Harassment: Asking “You OK Sis?” Connects Daily Experiences and the Right to the Gendered (and Raced) City, Western Political Science Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada.

October 17, 2014 Speaker, Grassroots and Media Activism, Gender Justice & the Elections Symposium, San Diego State University.

October 10, 2014 Guest Lecture, Gender-Based Violence from Campuses to the Streets. Department of Social Work, California State University Northridge.

May 31, 2014 Human Library Book, Girl, I Would Sop You Up with Biscuit… and Other Reasons Feminism isn’t Over, Long Beach Public Library.

May 27, 2014 Research Presentation, #Resistance to Street Harassment, Course: Research Design with Professor Michael Lens, UCLA.

May 3, 2014 Panelist, PhD vs. EdD, College of Education, CSULB.

April 26, 2014 Workshop, Opinion Writing From Academic Prose to the Quick-and-Dirty. Emerging Scholars in Social Justice Conference, CSULB.

April 24, 2014 Guest Lecture, Women and Safety from Campus to the Streets. Honors Course: Community Development from the Ground Up, Professor Jacqueline Leavitt, UCLA.

April 19, 2014 Featured Speaker, Our Space as Feminists, Women • Space Conference, Oakwood School, North Hollywood, CA.

April 14, 2014 Guest Lecture, Planning and Social Media. Course: Global Urban Segregation, Professor Paavo Monkkonen, UCLA.

February 11, 2014 Workshop, Blogging and Academia, for the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Student Organization, CSULB.

December 5, 2013 Workshop, Social Media and Academia, for the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Student Organization, CSULB.

October 16, 2013 Invited Speaker, Take Back the Night, CSULB.

Various Dates, 2012 Workshop Series, Applying for PhD Program, for the Social & Cultural Analysis of Education Student Organization, CSULB.

Various Dates, 2005-2010 Guest Lectures, Jury Consulting and Justice. Course: Judicial Apprenticeship with Professor Lewis Ringel, CSULB.

October, 2003 Selected to give the Keynote Introduction for Rev. James Lawson. NAACP Regional Banquet, Long Beach, CA.

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