Media and Events


2021. Featured in “Where are the U.S.’s natural gas pipelines? Often in vulnerable communities.” National Geographic.

2020. Featured in “Rebooting our Lives After COVID-19.” Life & Letters Magazine, The University of Texas at Austin.

2017. Featured in Environmental Racism and Oral History. Press Record Podcast, Episodes 14 & 15. Southern Oral History Program, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2017. Featured in “Carolina Graduate School Magazine,” The Graduate School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

2016. “Pollution, death taint former Alcoa company town. E&E News.

Selected Recent Events

December 1, 2021. “Story Telling the Elements.” A talk with Claire Alexandre. Project Row Houses.

May 27, 2021. “Modes of Embodiment: Race, Praxis, Environmental Justice,Arts & Justice panel at Humanities Center, Stanford University.

May 7, 2021. “Embodied Exposures.” Presentation with Asher Ghertner and Gabriela Valdivia at “Intimate Toxicities: Technoscience, Material Natures, & Environmental Justice,” MaGrann Conference. Hosted by the Department of Geography. Co-sponsored by Rutgers Global, the Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Latin American Studies, Rutgers University.

Apr 15, 2020. “Entangled in Flesh: Bodily Archives of Industrial Ruination.” Presentation for the Faculty Development Program. Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Texas at Austin.

Nov 4, 2019. “Racist Epidemiology and Abolitional Possibility: The case of aluminum worker health.” Presented by co-author Elizabeth McClure. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nov 9, 2019. “’In the Crucible’: Rethinking Racial Capitalism through Black Feminist Materialism.” Session title: Earth/Body/Futures: Reframing Colonial and Racial Capitalist Geographies through Relational Genealogies, with Michelle Daigle, Magie Ramirez and Willie J. Wright. American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Honololu, Hawai’i.

Oct 28, 2019. Discussant for Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, “Black Women, Land and Citizenship in the Diaspora.” Human Rights and Global Equality Colloquium, Rapaport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin.

Oct 3, 2019. Invited lecture: “Searching in Aluminum’s Shadows: Race and Waste in Industrial Capitalism.” Global and International Studies Forum, University of California, Irvine.

Sept 14, 2019. Moderator, Panel: “Cultural Practice as Environmental Activism.” Women’s Environmental Leadership Summit, Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC.

Apr 2019. Moderator, Opening plenary at Racialization in Transnational Perspective Workshop, American University. Co-organized workshop with: Jesús F. Cháirez-Garza, Mabel Denzin Gergan, Malini Ranganathan.

Jan 2019. Keynote speaker. “Race and Waste in an Aluminum Town”: Performing Environmental Racism and Justice. Race & Ethnicity Symposium, Southwestern University.

Nov 2018. Moderator, Roundtable: “Health and Environment in Crisis.” Puerto Rico in the Wake of Crisis Symposium, The University of Texas at Austin.