Professional Activities

[2017] Chair and organizer of the panel, “Digital Entanglements: Forging the Path Ahead” presented at the Southwestern Anthropological Association Conference, San José, California, April 29, 2017.

[2015] Discussant for the panel, “Ethnographic Engagements with Digital Alterity II,” presented at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 20, 2015.

[2015] Invited panelist for the roundtable, “Precarity and the Digital Landscape: Building a Future for Future Anthropologists,” presented at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 19, 2015.

[2014] Invited panelist for the panel, “Self(ies) and Surveillance: Performing, Displaying, and Documenting Bodies” presented at the symposium Face It: Photography, Ethics and Identity in the Age of the Selfie, held at the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, June 21, 2014.

[2012] Discussant for the panel, “Online, Social, and Individual Space: Crossing Borders and Delimiting Life Frameworks,” presented at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 15, 2012.

[2012] Invited workshop participant, The Knight Foundation Technology for Cvic Engagement Summit, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 31-June 1, 2012.

[2010] Chair and organizer of the panel, “Transformational Studies in Development, Globalization, Media, and Practice: Papers Honoring Conrad Kottak,” presented at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 19, 2010.


[2009] Chair and organizer of the panel, “Are the Sacred Tropes of Anthropology Worth Keeping? Lessons from Information Technology Studies,” presented at the American Anthropological Association Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 2, 2009.

[2009] Roundtable panelist, Cross Unit Theme Session on Technology. My presentation was entitled “Interactional Materiality and the Consequential Contexts of Technological (Re)Production,” presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Chicago, May 23, 2009.

[2008] Chair and organizer of the panel, “Ambivalent Alliances: Exploring Collaborative Complexities Among Digital Youth,” American Anthropological Association Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 21, 2008.

[2008] Roundtable panelist, Visual Communication Studies Panel on Analyzing YouTube: Multidisciplinary Approaches. My contribution was titled “Common Misconceptions about YouTube: An Anthropological Analysis of Video Sharing and Commenting Practices,” presented at the International Association Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 23, 2008.

[2007] Invited curator for self-designed session, “Making the Familiar Unfamiliar: The Importance of Physical Place in the Vlogosphere,” at the 1
st Pixelodeon Video Festival, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, California, June 9, 2007.

[2006] Co-organizer of the panel entitled, “It’s Only a Game: What Can Social Science Learn from the Study of Video and Computer Games?” presented at the Society for Social Studies of Science Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 2, 2006.

[1995] Invited participant, National Science Foundation workshop on Cyberspace and Anthropology, Washington, D.C., May 31-June 2 1995.

[1995] Chair and organizer of the NAPA panel (invited), AAA meeting in Washington D.C. on “New Challenges for Anthropology: Ethnography’s Contribution to Information and Communication Technology Development,” November 1995.