Selected Professional Papers
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.
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.
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.
Social Science Research Council (SSRC) invited workshop and presentation of work on Katrina book project.
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
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.
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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.
"The process of making Still Waiting." Invited talk, Channel 22, a documentary film organization in Northern Colorado. May 6, 2008.
"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.
"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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.