Selected Presentations

Invited Talks

“BTS and Beyond: The Future of K-pop Studies.” Keynote address at BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Online Conference II, 2021.

Book Talk, Soul in Seoul: African American Music and K-pop,” California State University-Dominguez Hills (virtual), 2021.

“Expectation vs. Reality: K-pop and the Media.” Presentation at Center for Korean Studies Colloquium Series,  Stony Brook University (virtual), 2021.

“Drop the Beat: Music Producers, K-pop and the Architecture of Sound.” Presentation at The Korean Wave in North American conference, George Mason University (virtual), 2021.

“Kpop: Fandom, Politics and Digital Influence.” FSN-NA Plenary Panel. Fan Studies Network  – North America (virtual), 2020.

“Groovy Everywhere: Korean R&B/Hip-Hop as a Site of Cultural Community.” Presentation at the 28th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, George Washington University, 2020.

“From Big Mama to Mamamoo: The Reverberation of R&B Vocals in K-pop Girl Groups.” Presentation at the 27th Annual Hahn Moo-Sook Colloquium in the Korean Humanities, George Washington University, 2019.

“Black American Music and K-pop.” Panel presentation at KCON, Los Angeles, 2017-2019.

“We Study Hallyu and You Can Too!” Panel presentation at KCON, Los Angeles, 2018, 2019.

Presentations at National Conferences

“Sonic Historiography, Genre and K-pop.” Paper presented at the IASPM-US Conference (virtual), 2021.

“ ‘U Go Girl’: Transcultural Fandom and K-pop Girl Groups.” Paper presented at the International Communication Studies Conference, Washington, DC, 2019.

“Funky Divas: Transnational Femininities and K-pop and R&B Girl Groups.” Presentation at MoPOP Pop Conference, Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA, 2017.

“Sharing Sonic Homes: K-pop, Citational Practices and Black Popular Music.” Presentation at the American Studies Association Conference, Denver, CO, November 2016.

“Glamour Girls: Cross-cultural Visual Aesthetics in K-pop.” Paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, IL, March, 2015.

“BlackPowerYellowPeril?: Representations of Afro-Asian Connections in the 1970s.” Paper presented at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Memphis, TN, September, 2014.

“A Far East Movement: The Cultural Politics of Asian/Americans in Kpop.” Paper presented at the Association of Asian American Studies Conference, Washington, DC, April, 2012.

“ ‘Old Laces, Strange Embroideries, Dim Brocades”: Orientalisms in Nella Larsen’s Quicksand.”  Paper presented at the MELUS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL, 2011.

 “Orientalism and the Harlem Renaissance.”  Paper presented at the American Studies Association Conference, Oakland, CA, 2006.