Sociology
 

Selected Professional Papers

2016
Invited Discussant, European Association of Social Anthropologists. Session entitled "Disaster Capitalism as Creative Destruction." Six panelists. 20 July 2016. Milan, Italy.

Presentation at European Association of Social Anthropologists. Talk called "The Ethnographic Matter of Resilience," in session titled "Resilience, Disaster, and Anthropological Knowledge." 23 July 2016. Milan, Italy.

Invited Presentation, Plenary Session, Natural Hazards Workshop. Talk entitled "The Relevance of Culture in Disaster Recovery," for headline session called "The Relevance of Culture in Disaster," at the invited annual conference of 500 disaster scholars, practitioners and policy makers from around the world. Boulder, CO. July 2016.

Organizer and Chair and Presenter of session at Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Session entitled: "Documenting Gaps: Local Knowledge and Local Needs in a Context of Post-Disaster Aid and Interventions." Individual paper entitled, "The Trouble with Gaps: Spaces of Confusion, Frustration, Distrust and Opacity after Disaster." March 29-April 2. Vancouver, Canada.

Distinguished Lecture, National Science Foundation. Invited presentation for Social, Behavioral, and Economics (SBE) Distinguished Lecture Series. Audience of NSF Program Officers, Staff and Public. Presentation titled "The Hidden Heart of Recovery: Lessons from Long-term Anthropological Research" Delivered 14 January 2016. NSF Headquarters, Washington DC.

2015
Invited presentation at American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting. Panelist "The Moynihan Report Fifty Years Later: Why The "Strange" Seems So "Familiar." 19 November 2015. Denver, CO.

Presentation at American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting. "White out: Erasing black history and belonging from St. Bernard Parish after Katrina." Session sponsored by Linguistic Anthropology and titled "Language and Racism." 19 November 2015. Denver, CO.

Invited book talk. Rocky Mountain Skyline Bookstore Association, 2015 Annual Meeting. Presentation of books by Kate Browne and Lori Peek. Loveland, CO, Oct 6-8, Embassy Suites)

Book launch presentation and signing. Avo's, Fort Collins. Event sponsored by Departments of Anthropology and Sociology to launch new Katrina books by Kate Browne and Lori Peek. 10 September 2015

Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Two presentations, including “Standing in the Need: When A Black, Bayou Family Met the Machine of Recovery” Session entitled “Katrina Bookshelf Session One.” And, invited presentation of new book in “Meet the Authors” Session. New Orleans. March 26, 2015.

2014
Presentation to Weld Recovers: Long Term Recovery Group members and public. Evans, (Colorado) Community Center. Introduction and organization of presentation by graduate class, The Culture of Disaster, to recovery agents working in post-flood Weld County (northern Colorado) communities. April 22, 2014.

2013
Invited presentation, American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting.
“The Stakes and Urgency of Going Public” Session entitled “Public Anthropology and Anthropology Now” Sponsored by General Anthropology Division (GAD), the largest section of the AAA. Chicago, November 22, 2013.

Invited presentation at Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) Annual Meeting. “Wounded Culture/Rescue Culture: Strategies for Recognition and Recovery after Katrina.” Denver. March 21, 2013.

2012
Invited presentation at American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting. “Hurricane Sandy in Comparative Perspective.” Session organized by AAA Executive Council in response to disaster. San Francisco. November 18, 2012.

Anthropology Connections Annual Homecoming Talk. “Wounded Culture/Rescue Culture: Struggles for Recognition and Recovery after Katrina.” Public lecture at El Monte Grill. October 5, 2012.

Vanderbilt University, Invited talk. “Opportunity in Times of Disaster: The Terms and Impact of Creativity After Katrina.” The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy. April 12, 2012.

Invited presentation to Humphrey Fellows. 30 distinguished international professionals recruited by US State Department to host institutions in US, visiting CSU. Initiative of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and CSU’s International Programs. Feb 6, 2012. “Disaster Preparedness and Research” With Lorann Stallones and Lori Peek.

2011
Invited Katrina Shelf Author Meeting and Presentation, “Black Kin and Belonging on the Bayou: Katrina, Culture, Recovery.” New Orleans. October 14-15, 2011

Invited presentation, Master Teaching Initiative Luncheon “Best of the Best: What Does Effective Teaching Look Like?” Presentation with two other teachers named Best Teacher of the Year—Greg Dickinson, and Cate DiCeseare. Sept 13, 2011.

Social Justice Conference, Invited Talk and Screening of Still Waiting: Life After Katrina. University of Colorado, Denver. Feb 23, 2011.

2010
American Anthropological Association (AAA), Invited paper for session, “Race, Space, and Geographies of Exclusion: A Cross-Disciplinary Discussion.” Paper title: “New Orleans’ pariah parish: the impact of Katrina on deteriorating landscapes of race and space in St. Bernard Parish.” November 17-21, 2010.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invited workshop and presentation of work on Katrina book project.
12 top scholars in areas of race, class, gender invited to NYC to review work by the 8 authors of Katrina Shelf—our early summaries of work. Workshop titled “What Katrina Can Tell us About Race, Class and Gender in the US.” New York City November 11-13, 2010.

2010

Invited Premier and Talk in Martinique, French Caribbean of original French language film, Au Tournant de l’Histoire: Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises en Martinique. Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane. March 2010.

Four additional invited presentations of Au Tournant de l’Histoire for business organizations and high school classes. Marinique, French West Indies. March 10-17, 2010

Invited talk, University of Wyoming.  How Models of Resilience Fall Short: Hidden Transformations in Family Life Following Katrina. February 26, 2010

2009

Invited Premier and Talk at Howard University. Lifting the Weight of History, The Ralph Bunch Center. Oct 27-29, 2009

Invited Presentation, “The Ethics of Disaster Research,” for a session at the invitation-only, international Natural Hazards Conference. Boulder, Colorado. July 16-19.

Invited Screening and Talk. Still Waiting: Life After Katrina, to students at CSU, Wed, Nov 11.

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2008

Invited talk on research methods and female entrepreneurship, “Pilot Studies and Mixed Methods: Techniques for Understanding a Caribbean Culture of Business. Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting juried selection session on researching entrepreneurship. Anaheim, CA, August 11.

 

Invited screening and talk for invitation-only, international Natural Hazards Conference. Boulder, Colorado. July 12-15.


Invited presentation and discussion of Still Waiting, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for student and community forum associated with special Katrina class. April 29, 2008.

"The process of making Still Waiting." Invited talk, Channel 22, a documentary film organization in Northern Colorado. May 6, 2008.

2007
"Self Reliance and the American Betrayal." Invited presentation and film screening of Still Waiting at University of Denver. Headline Anthropology Series (special campus event with community). October 2007.

"Self Reliance and the American Betrayal." Invited presentation and film screening of Still Waiting. Social Justice Outreach, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA. September 2007.

Invited presentation and film screening of Still Waiting. Lory Student Theatre on CSU campus. September 2007.

Invited presentation and film screening of Still Waiting. Lyric Cinema Café, a documentary film house. Fort Collins, CO.

Invited screening and discussion of Still Waiting: Life After Katrina, Dallas Video Festival, Dallas Theatre Center. August 2007.

Premier screening and discussion afterwards of Still Waiting: Life After Katrina, Zeitgeist Theatre (documentary film house), New Orleans, LA. July 2007.

Screening and commentary of rough cut of Katrina film project for Society for Economic Anthropology (SEA), Greensboro, North Carolina. 13-15 April, 2007.

Screening and commentary of rough cut of Katrina film project for Society for the Anthropology of North America (SANA), New Orleans, LA. 19-21 April, 2007.

2006
"Life After Katrina: Struggles to Regain Control and Culture" for Great Conversations, CSU College of Liberal Arts Invited Community Event, September 13, 2006.

"Life After Katrina: Struggles to Regain Control and Culture" for Women’s Studies Colloquium Series. October 19, 2006.

"A Comparative Look at Life After Katrina: Implications of Collected and Fractured Families." Katrina Research Symposium. November 2-4, 2006, New Orleans.

"Not Just Any Red Beans: The Exquisite Pain of Being Back Home", for a Katrina session at the 2006 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Jose, California, November 15-19, 2006.

Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. March 2006 in Vancouver, Canada. Paper titled, “I’ll Suffer to Stay: Katrina Evacuees and the Longing for Home” was presented in a special session devoted to research on Katrina.
 
2005
Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) International Annual Meeting. June 2005 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Invited paper was titled, “Gendered Entrepreneurship across the British, French, and Spanish Caribbean” for a session on multisited and cross-disciplinary work, “UnDisciplining Research: Transcending Colonial and Academic Boundaries in Caribbean Studies.”

Canadian Council of Area Studies Learned Societies (CCASLS) Annual Meeting (This meeting brought together the 3 Area Studies Societies: Caribbean/Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and African Studies). Held May 2005 in Montreal, Canada. Invited paper was titled, “The Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Globalizing Martinique’s Economy” for the session “Petty Capitalists in the Global System.”

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (official AAA meeting rescheduled due to hotel labor strikes but given short notice, numerous AAA sections held sessions as planned, including mine), The Anthropology of Work.  San Francisco, November 17-21 2004). “A Comparative Look at Family Demands of Women versus Men Entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico and Martinique.”

2004
Invited talk at Women’s Studies Certificate Ceremony, May 2004. Talk was developed from my fieldwork, feminist research, and anti-feminist websites and was titled “Why is Feminism so Scary and What We Can Do About it.” In attendance: graduating undergraduate and graduate certificate students, their parents, CSU Women’s Studies faculty and Advisory Board, interested others.
                                                         
2003
Invited talk for “Bridges to the Future” Globalization Panel, April 2003. Joint partnership program between Colorado State University and the University of Denver. Panel was co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the College of Business, entitled, “Globalization: Historical, Economics and Cultural Perspectives”. My paper was titled, “Anthropological Perspectives of Globalization.”

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Paper invited for session on Postcolonial Theory, organized by David Beriss with Richard Price, discussant. Paper titled “Hybrid Identities, Structural Contradictions, and the Informal Economy.”

2001
Caribbean Studies Association International Annual Meeting. Paper presented in in St. Marteen, Dutch West Indies, May 2001. Paper was entitled “Female Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of British, French and Spanish Patterns.”

International Symposium for Caribbean Employers. Guest speaker during three-day invited meetings of 300 employers from 15 countries. Martinique, FWI, June 2001. Gave power point talk about role of culture in shaping entrepreneurship.

American Anthropological Association Invited Paper (Executive AAA Invited Session). Paper titled “Social Outliers as Entrepreneurs? Preliminary Findings.” Washington DC, November 2001.

Emory University Invited Guest Speaker for “The Vernacular Modernities Speaker Series,” a Ford Foundation initiative to Emory to encourage a scholarly return to area studies. Four-day visit November 1-4 2000 to Emory included a formal presentation to social science and humanities faculty and graduate students entitled  “French Caribbean Frames of Identity: Evolving Assertions of Difference.” The visitalso entailed numerous meetings with graduate students and individual faculty members.

2000
International Society for Economic Anthropology Plenary Session. Paper titled “Female Entrepreneurship across the Caribbean: Early Results from Pilot Research.” Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, April 2000.

American Anthropological Association Invited Paper for NSF session (Executive AAA Invited Session). Paper entitled “The Methodological Challenges of Multi-Sited Work: Entrepreneurship in the French, British and Spanish Caribbean.” San Francisco, November 2000.

1998
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Paper titled “The Creole Debrouillard” Presented at the Francophone Network Roundtable on “Plural Cultures and Plural Languages” Philadelphia, Dec 2-6, 1998.

American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Paper titled “In the Bosom of the Family: Economic Benefits for Sons in Matrifocal Households” Presented at an organized session on “Women, Work, and Female-Headed Households”. Philadelphia, Dec 2-6, 1998.