TALKS

Invited Presentations

  • “The Need for More Critical, Political and Public Scholarship on Sport,” The Penn State Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Penn State University, University Park (April 21, 2017).
  • Panelist, “Future Technology,” Future Bike: At the Intersection of Mobility and Identity, Pittsburgh PA (Sept 11, 2014).
  • “Contemplating the Private, Public, and Political Aims of Physical Cultural Studies,” Physical Cultural Studies Program in the Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland (April 11, 2014).
  • “Punk Rock, Pedagogy, and Alternative Media.” Presented to Dr. Anthony J. Nocella’s Media and Schools course, Hamline University (March 13, 2012 via Skype).
  • “Punk Rock, Pedagogy, and Alternative Media.” Presented to Dr. Anthony J. Nocella’s Media and Schools course, Hamline University (Jan 19 2013, via Skype).
  • “One Less Car,” Adrian College (Oct 13, 2011).
  • Seminar on bicycling, technology and automobility. Co-facilitated with Antonis Coumoundouros, Adrian College (Oct 13, 2011).
  • “Mixing Pop and Politics.” Presented at the Center for Teaching Excellence’s “Master Class Series,” Columbia College Chicago (April 20, 2011).
  • “One Less Car,” North Central College (April 14, 2011).
  • “The Urban Bike Project.” Presented with Kevin Henry and Carl Boyd at the “Spotlight on Collaborations” series,” Columbia College Chicago (March 14, 2011).
  •  “Bike Activism and the Future of Environmental & Social Justice,” 2010 Baltimore Book Festival, Radical Bookfair Pavilion, Baltimore, MD (Sept 24, 2010).
  • “Toward a Bicycle Culture: Rethinking Urban Life on Two Wheels,” Inaugural Lecture at the Center for the Study of Place, Community & Culture, University of Maryland at Baltimore County (Sept 23, 2010).
  • “The Sokal Hoax, Cultural Studies, and Why We (Still) Need a Critique of Scientism.” Presented at the “Critical Encounters” lecture series, Columbia College Chicago (April 29, 2010).
  • Panelist, “Deconstructing Media: Toward a New Age of Democratic Media Activism,” Arts Educator Salon, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (March 3, 2009).
  • “Bikes, Cars and the Limits of Automobility.” Presented at the “Intersections” lecture series, Chicago, IL (Oct 15, 2008).
  • Panelist, “Conscious Living,” Chicago Round Table: A Marketplace of Ideas in Celebration of Social Justice, Community Development and Entrepreneurs, Chicago, IL (May 24, 2008).

Conference Presentations & Panels

  • 2016     Panelist, “Author Meets Critics Panel: Jacob Shell, Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility.” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (Mar 29).
  • 2015     “Reframing the NFL, Head Injury and Football Capitalism in Popular Media.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Riverside CA (May 23).
  • 2014     Panelist, “Mobility as a Critical/Cultural Concept.” Presented at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago IL (Nov 22).
  • 2014     “Hardcore Punk and Radical Environmentalism in the 1990s and 2000s.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Salt Lake City UT (May 29).
  • 2013     “Framing the Right to the City: Media Representations of Bicycling and Why They Matter.” Presented at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference, San Francisco CA (Nov 1-3).
  • 2013     “More Ironic Than Lycra: Bike Culture, the Bike Industry, and the Paradox of Production.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (May 23-26).
  • 2013     “Doin’ It For the Kids?: The Poverty of Subcultural Theory.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (May 23-26).
  • 2013     Chair, “Bicycling, Culture and Policy.” Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (May 23-26).
  • 2012     Panelist, “Tearing Down the Streets: Ten Years On.” Annual Conference of the American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL (Nov 14).
  • 2011     Invited Respondent, “Redefining Urban Space: Multiple Mobilities in the Automobilized City.” Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, QC (Nov 16, via Skype).
  • 2011     Chair, “Engaging the Contradictions of the City.” Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (March 25).
  • 2011     “Contested Streets: Mobility as the Promise of Freedom in the City.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (March 25).
  • 2011     Chair, “Recycled Cultures and Practices in Late Capitalist Societies.” Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (March 25).
  • 2011     “Re‐Cycling Mobility: Community Bicycle Organizations and the Limits of Globalization From Below.” Presented at the Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Chicago IL (March 25).
  • 2010     “Resisting Car Culture: Pedal Power, Street Reclaiming & Anti-Automobile Activism 1965-2005.” Presented at the Annual Conference of Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, St. Louis, MO (March 31).
  • 2009     Panelist, “Going Pro: What Difference Does Cultural Studies Make?” Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association, Kansas City, MS (April 17).
  • 2008     “Rethinking the City Through the Bicycle.” Presented at the Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, IL (Nov 1).
  • 2006     “Alternative Media and Critical Pedagogy.” Presented with Jessica Ghilani at the Console-ing Passions Conference, Milwaukee, WI (May 26).
  • 2000     “John Zorn’s Masada and Cultural Zionism.” Presented at the Guelph Jazz Colloquium. University of Guelph, Guelph, ON (Sept 7).