• 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.


    "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.


    “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.

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