2024      Graphic Medicine Conference, Keynote, University of Athlone, Ireland


I need to update the past few years!

2024      University of Leeds (online), “Comics & Cognition: The Power of Visual Thinking,” in conversation with Prof. Neil Cohn

2024      Teachers College, Columbia University (online), Panelist, Multimodality and Academic Publishing (recording)

2023      Teachers College, Columbia University (online), Exhibition Panelist for Modes: A Multimodal Dissertation Exhibit

2023      University of California Santa Cruz Cowell Residential College, Plenary Session for Unflattening as Summer Common Read

2023      AERA Elliot Eisner SIG Business Meeting, Invited Speaker (online)

2023      National University of Singapore, Invited Speaker (online)

2022      Symposium on Comic Arts (online), Invited Speaker University of California Santa Cruz Cowell Residential College, Plenary Session for Unflattening as Summer Common Read

Feb 2022 Symposium of Comic Arts (online) Recording YouTube

Dec 2021 University of the Arts London, Being Here: MA UX Symposium, Recording

Nov 2021Camberwell College of the Arts, London, Invited Speaker

Oct 2021 Franklin & Marshall College, Invited Speaker
Oct 2021 UC Santa Cruz, Cowell Residential College – Freshmen Common Read Talk
Apr 2021 Transitions Comics Conference Keynote (UK)

Mar 2021 University of Pennsylvania, Panelist for Graphic Histories: Understanding the Middle East and Africa Through Comics

Feb 2021 Michigan State University“Alternative” Milestones: Reimagining the Dissertation and Exploring Research Possibilities

Oct 2020 Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED), Keynote

Oct 2020 UC Santa Cruz, Cowell Residential College – Freshmen Common Read Talk

Jul 2020 Comic-Con @ Home, Teaching and Learning with Comics (online)

Feb 2020 Michigan State University Comics Forum Keynote
Mar 2020 Transitions Comics Conference Keynote (UK) & other UK events (Cancelled – COVID 19)

Oct 2019 UC Santa Cruz, Cowell Residential College – Freshmen Common Read Talk

Apr 2019 Emory University IDEAS WEEK

Oct 2018 Duke University, Neurodiversities Symposium

Oct 2018 UC Santa Cruz, Cowell Residential College – Freshmen Common Read Talk

Oct 2018 Wayne State University, Detroit

Oct 2018 National Centre for Swedish as a Second Language‘s annual symposium on Thinking through Visuals Stockholm University, Sweden (remote)

Sep 2018 UNICÓMIC XX: International Congress of Academic Studies on Comics @ University of Alicante

Jun 2018 University of Northern Colorado

Apr 2018 Chicago Humanities Festival

Mar 2018 Claremont Graduate University

Mar 2018 University of Virginia


Nov 2017 International Comics Arts Forum (ICAF), Seattle

Oct 2017 Art&Design, University of Michigan

Oct 2017 College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Oct 2017 UC Santa Cruz, Cowell Residential College – Freshmen Common Read Talk

Sep 2017 Temple, College of Liberal Arts

Sep 2017 Visual Studies @ Penn

Aug 23, 2017 4as Jornadas Internacionais de Histórias em Quadrinhos, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Jun 23, 2017 Oxford University

Jun 21, 2017 ReGenring Academic Writing & Assessment Conference, Nottingham, UK

Apr 2017 University of British Columbia

Mar 2017 Harvard metaLab

Mar 2017 Diablo Valley College

Feb 2017 JOLLE Conference Athens, GA – Keynote

Jan 2017  European School of Visual Arts, Angouléme!

Dec 9 Penn: Annenberg School of Communication


Dec 2021 Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, Ohio State, Power Lines: Comics & The Environment

Fall 2019 Global Museum, San Francisco State University, Climate Stories

Feb 2018 Diablo Valley College, CA “In Real Life” Group Show

Feb 2018 Bethany College, KS “Seeking” Group Show

Jan 2018 Modesto Junior College, CA “Pencils to Pixels: The Process of Comic Art” Group Show

Feb 2017 Teachers College, Columbia University, “Envisioning Pedagogical Inquiry, The Making of Arts Based Educational Research” NYC

Nov 2016 Davidson College, Solo Exhibition

Sep-Oct 2016 Denton Arts Council, Texas “Heroes in the Making: The Art of Comics Production”

Sep-Oct Moscow Polytechnic Museum2 person show with artist Gary Baseman

Nov-Dec 2015 Moscow Non/Fiction Book Fair Solo Exhibition

Oct-Nov 2015: Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Solo Exhibition, Educating Interdisciplinarians

Sept-Oct 2015 The Netherlands, Graphic Design Festival Breda: Public Library. (My page on GDFB)


November 9 Davidson College, NC exhibition/talk

Oct 21 U of Iowa – NextGen PhD Discussion Series 

October 20 UW-Madison – Lynda Barry’s Image Lab workshop/talk

October 14 The Battery, SF

October 6 Penn State Lynd Ward Prize Talk (advance coverage)

Sept 24 Jaipur Lit Fest Boulder

Sep 9 San Francisco Art Institute

Jun 12 National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

Jun 24 Sketching in Practice (Vancouver) Keynote

May 2 2015 Comics & Contemporary Literacy Conference Werklund School of Education, U of Calgary

Mar 8-9 Tapestries (Denver) Keynote

Mar 10 Kent State College of Architecture

Mar 11-12 Miami University McComb Undergraduate Conference on Creative Writing: Graphic Narrative (Keynote)

Mar 17 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Feb 18-19 Duke Story Lab Video from the talk alongside my editor Sharmila Sen here

Feb 17 CCS Detroit, Toyota Lecture

Feb 6 Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow (virtual)

Jan 11, 2016: NYC Department of Education @ NY Historical Society

December 4, 2015 Vanderbilt University

Nov 13-15, 2015 University of Oregon

Nov 3, 2015 Notre Dame

Oct, 2015 Texas Bookfest!

Oct 5, 2015 Berlin Anthropocene Kitchen: Science meets Comics Symposium

Sept 23, 2015: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Sept 22, 2015: College Unbound, RI

Sept 21, 2015 Teachers College, Columbia University book talk in the Russell Library.

Sept 20th, 2015: the Brooklyn Book FestivalLook and Listen: Stories of the Senses alongside Jessica Abel, moderated by Alex Blumberg Details here!

Aug 2015 University of Washington Simpson Center for the Humanities

April 2015 Rochester Institute of Technology

Nov 2014 Princeton University

Oct 2014 (Keynote) International Visual Literacy Association Conference (Toledo Museum of Art) Video Recording

July 2014 Microsoft Research exhibition talk (Video)

March 2013 Ohio State University Art Education (video)

October 2012 Oakland University