Since 2003 I have given over 60 presentations at universities and meetings of professional and scholarly organizations in the fields of anthropology, Asian American studies, East Asian studies, library and archival sciences, and film studies.
selected,most recent 10 years
- “A Case for Oral Histories in the Academes’ Margins and Borderlands,” Anacapa SocietyAnnual Meeting, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California,Santa Barbara, June 2015.
- “Crafting Sisterhood: Hand-making an Archive of Care in Collegiate Life,” Affect and the Archives, UCLA Human Rights Archives Symposium Series, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.
- “A Community of Friends,” at the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, November 2014.
- “Sentimental Acts of Belonging: Crafting Kinship in Asian American Women Organizations,” Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX, June 2013.
- “Oral Histories, Community Ethnographies, and Video Storytelling,” In Information Studies Department, Community Archives - Graduate Seminar, UCLA Prof. Michelle Caswell, May 2013.
- “Histories and Identities: Creating the Diasporic Community Archives through Digital Narratives,” 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), Kansas City, MO, September 2012.
- “Writing ‘home(s)’: Composing the Transpacific Asian/American Women Archive in Letters and Diaries,” Archival Education Research Institute (AERI) Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, July 2012.
- “Writing ‘home(s)’: Inheriting the Transpacific Asian/American Woman Archive through Letters and Diaries,” 2012 Anthropology Conference: Rethinking Inheritance, The New School for Social Research, New York, NY, April 2012.
- “Global (Re)mix: Producing and Consuming Family, Food, and Fusion in Japanese European Cuisine in the Asian Diaspora,” 21st Annual Graduate Student Conference on East Asia, Columbia University, New York, NY, February 2012.
- “Global (Re)mix: Consuming Family, Food, and Fusion in Japanese European Cuisine in America,” SEAA (Society for East Asian Anthropology) Conference, Material Asia: Objects, Technologies, and Rethinking Success, Jeonju, South Korea, July 2011.
- “Documenting ‘home’ in the Diaspora: Memory, Records, and Identities in the Archival Imaginary,” Women in the Archives: Organizing Knowledge, Brown University, Providence, RI, April 2011.
- “Considering History and Identity: (Re)imagining Asian Diasporic Community Narratives through Digital Mediations and Meditations,” Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide: Settler Colonialism/Heteropatriarchy/White Supremacy,University of California, Riverside, CA, March 2011.
- “The Chinatown Public Library Archival Project: A Story of Community, Memory, and Technology”, Work-in-Progress Poster Session, 2011 Association of Library and Information Studies Educators (ALISE) Conference, Competitiveness & Innovation, Society of American Archivists Conference, Archives & Records, San Diego, CA, January 2011.
- “Documenting “Home” in the Diaspora: Memory, Records, and Identities in the Archival Imaginary,” Viral Ports, Virtual Currents: Interconnections of Media, the Arts and the Everyday in Southeast Asia and its Diasporas, Conference at the University of California, Riverside, October 2009.
- “Media-making, the Archive, and Archival Education: Documenting History, Memory, and Identity through Video Narratives,” in the “Sustaining the Global and Local Archival Profession through Re-Conceptualizing Education” panel at the Society of American Archivist (SAA) Conference, Sustainable Archives, Austin, TX, August 2009.
- “Engaging Community: Methods and Values in Community Informatics,” iConference 2009 ~ iSociety: Research, Engagement, Education, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, February 2009.
- “Creating Memory & Representing Identity: Archives in the Asian American Community,” ARCHIVES 2008: Archival R/Evolution & Identities, Society of American Archivist (SAA) Conference, San Francisco, CA, August 2008.
- “Working From Within: Participatory Practices in Diverse Communities,” Community Engagement: Integrating Learning, Research, and Practice, ALISE (Association of Library and Information Science Education) Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 2008.
- “The Road Less Taken in Information Studies,” for the Path to the PhD panel at the American Library Association Spectrum Leadership Institute, Crystal City, VA, June 2007.
- “Intimacies and Immigration: Video Diaries of Diasaporic Homes,” Chinese in North America, Public Eye / Private Lenses: Visualizing the Chinese in Indonesia and in North America, University of British Columbia Institute of Asian Research (IAR) International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 2007.
- “Uncovering Ourselves: Storytelling through Oral History and Family Photos,” special program in commemoration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Grant H. Brimhall Public Library, Thousand Oaks, CA, April 2007.