“Mexican Immigrant Families Negotiating Languages, the Immigrant Bargain, and Power.” International Society for Language Studies Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2013.
“Critical Autoethnography and the Reflexive Study of Rhetorics, Literacies, and Languages.” Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013.
“Brokering Dominant Literacy Sponsorship: Culturally Accommodating Linguistic Differences in Immigrant Families.” International Society for Language Studies Conference, Oranjestad, Aruba, 2011.
“K-12 to College: How Can We Promote Success of Latino Males in Higher Education?” Southern Regional Education Board, Arlington, VA, 2013.
“Brokering Community: Addressing Community Needs and Facilitating Community Involvement.” College Language Association, Lexington, KY, 2013.
“Composition and Hemispheric Studies: Inventing Student Criticism of Literary Americas.” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 2012.
“Language Brokering, Linguistic Power, and Family Life.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY, 2012.
“Translating Dissent: On Language Brokering and Power Relations in First-Generation Immigrant Families.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, St. Louis, MO, 2012.
“Brokering the Immigrant Bargain: Negotiating Language, Power, and Identity in Mexican and Mexican American Families.” Pennsylvania State University Annual Rhetoric Conference, State College, PA, 2011.
“Language Brokering In Practice: Translation Events in Nicholasa Mohr’s Nilda.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2011.
“Language Brokering, Bilingual Exchange and Biliteracy Events of Mexican Mothers and Mexican American Children.” College English Association National Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.
A Conversation About Immigration Reform with U.S. Senator Rand Paul.” Oficina del Inmigrante Solidaridad e Información, Lexington, KY, 2013.
“Brokering the Immigrant Bargain: Negotiating Language, Power, and Identity in Mexican Immigrant Families.” CUNY Institute of Mexican Studies Annual Conference, John Jay College, City University of New York, 2013.
“Communicating the new Kentucky Latino Educational Alliance Website: Centralized Information for Partners.” Kentucky Latino Educational Alliance Annual Latino Student Success Conference, 2013.
“Critical Autoethnography and the Reflexive Study of Rhetorics, Literacies, and Languages.” Border Rhetorics Symposium, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2013.
“From The Pocho Codex and The Xicano Genome.” Invited reader, Poetry Project at St. Mark’s, NY, NY, 2013.
“From The Xicano Genome.” Featured poetry reading, Editorial Paroxismo, McNally-Jackson Books, NY, NY, 2013.
“In Our Own Words: Our Stories, Our Struggles: The Importance of Education in the Lives of Latino and Immigrant Youth.” Featured poetry reading, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Lexington, KY, 2013.
“Language Brokering in Practice." Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA, 2013.
“MANOS: A Model for Linguistic Community and Family Involvement.” Institute for Language Education in Transcultural Context, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY, 2013.
“Translanguaging Tareas.” Symposium for the Study of Writing and Teaching Writing, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2013.
“The Mexican American Pocho and Pocho Spanish.” Guest lecture for Spanish 323, Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, 2013.
“Going On the Job Market.” Invited speaker. CUNY Pipeline Magnet Mentor Development Workshop, Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, NY, 2012.
“The Many Modalities of Qwriting Experience: Blogging First-Year Composition.” Annual CUNY General Education Conference: Journeying Through General Education, York College, CUNY, NY, NY, 2011.
“Intergenerational Power Relations in Bilingual Families” and “Language Brokering and Negotiation of Translation in Bilingual Families.” The Educational Needs and Strengths of Mexican Youth and Families Conference, Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY, NY, 2009.
“Introducing the Mexican American Students’ Alliance.” Leadership in the Mexican American Community Seminar Series, NY, NY, 2007.
“Constraining Orders: Writing Through Free-Writing.” Oregon Conference on Rhetoric and Composition, La Grande, OR, 2007.
“Teaching CUNY.” Invited presenter. CUNY Graduate Center English Department Student Recruitment Panel, NY, NY, 2007.
“Welcome to Composition: First-Year Reflection.” Borough of Manhattan Community College Pedagogy Conference, NY, NY, 2005.
“Constructing the Self-Destructive Narrating Presence: Focalization in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy.” University of Arizona English Undergraduate Conference, Tucson, AZ, 2003.
“Exploring Latinidad in the Mid-West.” Co-organizer. National Council of Teachers of English/College Conference on Composition and Communication Latina/o Caucus Workshop, Indianapolis, IA, 2014.
“Accelerating Latino Student Success.” Excelencia in Education, Washington, DC, 2013.
“Teaching Race in the UK Classroom.” Invited speaker. Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies Teaching Assistant Orientation, Lexington, KY, 2013.
“Smitherton-Villanueva Writing Retreat.” Invited participant. Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies, Lexington, KY, 2013.
“Writing the College Admissions Personal Statement.” Invited instructor. Latino Multicultural College Fair, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, 2012.
“Tutoring Methods as Family Mentorship.” Mexican American Students’ Alliance-Mexican Educational Fund Mentor Training, Baruch College, NY, NY, 2011.
“Integrating Technology into the Composition Classroom (and Beyond the Classroom).” Invited speaker. Faculty Development Workshop, Writing Across the Curriculum, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, NY, NY, 2008.
“Academic Discourse and Misunderstanding: An Example of Student-Driven Autobiographies.” Invited speaker. Faculty Development Workshop; Queens College CUNY, NY, NY, 2008.
“First-Day Anxieties.” Invited presenter. Faculty Development Workshop, Queens College CUNY, NY, NY, 2007.
“From Effect to Cause: Curriculum Building.” Invited speaker. Pedagogy Workshop/Consultation; Triumph Charter Learning Center, Safford, AZ, 2006.
“Empowering Youth and Self-Sustainability.” AmeriCorps VISTA Training/Workshop, Juneau, AK, 2004.
“Direct Service Assessment: Okefenokee National Wildlife Preserve.” AmeriCorps NCCC Corps Member Workshop, Charleston, SC, 2003.