• 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 & Discussant, “Women Scientists: Gender, Power, & Environments,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 2020.


    “Crafting a Nuclear Empire: The Making of the US Pacific Proving Grounds,” Organization of American Historians, Washington, D.C., April 2020.


    “The Nuclear Charter,” Shelby Cullom Davis Center Seminar, Princeton University, February 2020.


    TBD, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, January 2020.


    “Settling for Less: Uncertainty & Time in Reparation for Envirotechnical Harm,” Society for the History of Technology, Milan, Italy, October 2019.


    “The Atomic Imperium,” American Studies Colloquium, Purdue University, September 2019.


    "On the Edge of American Empire: Territoriality, Indigeneity, and Belonging in the Nuclear Pacific," American Historical Association, Chicago, IL, January 2019.


    "States of Survival: Indigenous Political Futures after Environmental Injustice in the Marshall Islands," Pacific History Association, Cambridge, United Kingdom, December 2018.


    "Experiments in Colonialism & Experiments as Colonialism: The Making of the US Pacific Proving Grounds," History of Science Society, Seattle, WA, November 2018.


    "Moving Targets: Analogy & Bricolage in the Regulation of Technological Change," Society for the History of Technology, St. Louis, MO, October 2018.


    "Radioactivity & Rights," Purdue University Human Rights Lab, West Lafayette, IN, October 2018.


    "The Cosmology of Evidence: Citizenship, Law, & Biological Knowledge after Three Mile Island," Repairing Environments: Post-Disaster Mobilization, Experience & Tensions, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, September 2018.


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


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

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