Events

Conferences and Events (as organizer)

2021 [upcoming] – Global Engagement in the Liberal Arts (GELA) Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT [steering committee member]

2021 – 4th annual The Power of Language Conference (virtual), Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT [steering committee member]
https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/eventsprograms/langconference/Power%20of%20Language%202021.html

2021 – “Mechanics, Dispositions, and Styles: Considerations for the design of Gameful Language Learning Environments” – talk
Talk by Dr. Jonathon Reinhardt, University of Arizona

2020 – 3rd annual The Power of Language Conference, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT [steering committee member]
https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/eventsprograms/langconference/index.html
Cancelled due to Covid-19

2019 – “Migration and the Coded Language of Colonialism in Contemporary Italy” – talk
Talk by Dr. Sole Anatrone, Vassar College

2019 – “Extending the Limits of the Classroom with Online and Blended Teaching” – talk
Talk by Prof. Daniela Bartalesi-Graf, Wellesley College

2017 – “LGBTQIA+ Cultures in Italy” + “Don’t Panic, BI PAN!” – talk + performance
Talk by Dr. Julia Heim, Seton Hall University + Performance by activist / artist Primavera Contu

2017 – “The Cinematic Landscape of Bologna” – talk
Talk by prof. Giacomo Manzoli, Universita` di Bologna

2016 – “BLAXPLOITALIAN: 100 Year of Blackness in Italian Cinema” – Screening +Q&A
Screening and Q&A with activist / filmmaker Fred Kuwornu

2013 – Italian Polarities: Integrity and Corruption, Morality, and Transgression – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate student conference – main organizer – https://sites.google.com/site/italianpolarities2013/home

2012 – (Dis)Unity in Italy – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) [main organizer]
Graduate student conference – main organizer – https://sites.google.com/site/disunityinitaly/home

2010 – Forbidden Ideas: Controversial Modes of Engagement in Italian Intellectual Tradition – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Graduate student conference – main organizer – https://sites.google.com/site/itagradconference/home

2010 – The Watts Towers Common Grounds Initiative: Arts, Migration, Development [steering committee member]
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Los Angeles

2009 – Crossing Borders / Breaking Boundaries – 15th French and Italian Graduate Student Conference – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Graduate student conference – organizing committee member

2008 – Memory and Trauma – 14thFrench and Italian Graduate Student Conference – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Graduate student conference – organizing committee member