• Selected Recent & Upcoming Talks




    Photo: M.X. Mitchell, 2016, view of lagoon from the University of the Pacific campus, Long Island, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

    Photo: B. Takala Abraham, 2016, sharing research and swapping stories with community members from Enewetak Atoll courtesy of Elimoñdik: Enewetak-Enjebi Sustainability Leadership Organization, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.

    Chair & Comment, “Forensic Science and Empire,” Legal Histories and Empire: Perspectives from the Colonised, University of the West Indies, Barbados, July 2018.


    “Nuclear Technologies and the Limits of Law,” Downwinders' Project, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, June 2018.


    “Chernobyl in Pennsylvania,” Seminar Series, Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, April 2018.


    “Mapping Three Mile Island: Biological Knowledge, Law, and the 'Cosmology of Evidence,'” Nuclear Workshop, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, February 2018.


    “Exposing the Boundaries of Nuclear Liability: State Sovereignty and Radioactive Contamination after Chernobyl,” Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Education in Nuclear Emergency Response, Virginia Tech, Arlington, VA, December 2017.


    “Anthropologists as Experts in the U.S. Nuclear Complex, 1946-2017: A View from Micronesia,” American Anthropological Association, Washington, D.C., December 2017.


    “State Liability after Chernobyl,” Chernobyl Workshop, Boell Foundation, Berlin, Germany, November 2017.


    “Crossroads of American Sovereignty: Suffering and Spectacle in the Nuclear Pacific,” History of Science Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, November 2017.


    “Shadow & Substance: Nuclear Weapons, Radiation Injury, and International Law after the BRAVO Disaster,” Society for the History of Technology, Philadelphia, PA, October 2017.


    “Nuclear Energy Liability: The United States in the World,” Mario Einaudi Center Workshop on Nuclear Liability, Brussels, Belgium, May 2017.


    “Weaponizing American Territory,” Security Studies Workshop, Sciences Po, Paris, France, April 2017.


    “Sea Changes: Legal Fallouts of Atmospheric Nuclear Testing in the Pacific,” National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Springs, MD, April 2017.


    “Whose Bodies Count?: Race, Place, and Belonging in an Atomized Empire,” SUNY Buffalo Legal History Workshop, Buffalo, NY, April 2017.


    “Bodies Unbound: Decolonizing Archives and Practices in Histories of Science and Environment,” Critical Histories and Activist Futures: Science, Medicine, and Racial Violence, Yale University, February 2017.


    “Making Micronesia Marginal: Law, Technology, and Race in the Creation of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,” Wesleyan University College of Social Sciences Monday Lunch Talk, Middletown, CT, November 2016.


    “People Power in the Search for a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World,” MacArthur Foundation Conference: A World with Low Nuclear Numbers, Judith Reppy Peace & Conflict Studies Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 2016.


    “Remembering Nuclear Testing and Responding to Climate Change in the Marshall Islands,” History of Science Society, Atlanta, GA, November 2016.


    “Micronesia & the Making of the 'North American Container' during the 1940s,” Science Studies Research Group, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, October 2016.

    Photo: 2016, meeting Her Excellency President Hilda Heine at the Tide Table, Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands.