Invited Talks

2016

  • Managing Migration, Governing Inclusion: Policing Migrants and the Production of Global Borderscapes. Presentation to the Global Studies Program and Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 29 January 2016.

2013

  • Global Borders and the Politics of Mobility. Presentation to the Global Studies Program and Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore, 11 November 2013.

2012

  • Precarity and Logics of Control.  Colloquium presentation at the Mobilities, Borders, and Identity Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Oulu, Finland, 14 June 2012.

Invited Campus Talks

2013

  • Darwin’s Nightmare. Precarity and Social Contract Working Group, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

2011

  • The Event of Human Rights. Keynote lecture delivered to the Ohio State University Mount Scholars, Columbus, OH.

Professional Presentations

2016

  • Theses on the Migration Industries. Paper to be presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Conference. London, UK. 

2015

  • ‘Purely Criminal’: Singapore’s 2013 Little India Riot and the Reification of Ordered Space. Paper presented at the NUS Department of Geography’s Politics, Economies and Space Research Group, Singapore.
  • Securing Circulation: Privatized Migration Management in Singapore. Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) Conference, Exeter, UK.
  • Global Apartheid: Securing Circulation within Transformations of Planetary Space. Paper presented at the NUS Department of Geography’s Politics, Economies and Space Research Group, Singapore.

2013

  • Occupation, Mobility, Escape: The Ambivalence of the Network-Form. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Fragments of an Anarchist Geography. Panel session at the Association of American Geographers Conference (panelist), Los Angeles, CA.
  • Communities of Exodus and the Territorial Trap: Citizenship and Global Apartheid. Paper presented at The Meaning of Citizenship Conference, Wayne State University Center for the Study of Citizenship, Detroit, MI.
  • Exodus, Encounter: Politics of Migration. Paper presented at the Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures? Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

2012

  • Migration in Control Societies: Governmentality without Territory. Paper presented at the International Geographical Congress, Cologne, Germany.
  • Dividuals and Differential Inclusion: Apartheid and Contemporary Borders. Paper presented at the Researching Politics/the Politics of Research Graduate Intensive Course, University of Oulu, Finland.
  • Refugee: From State-Effect to the Coming Community. Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Transmigration and Precarity: New Politics of Human Migration. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference, New York, NY.

2011

  • The Figure of the Refugee: Towards a Biopolitics of the Refugee Body. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • No Borders: Towards a New Geography of Immigration. Panel session at the Association of American Geographers Conference (panelist), Seattle, WA.
  • Notes on Negri’s Marx Beyond Marx. Panel session at the Radical Social Theory Colloquium (panelist), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  • Immanent Materialisms in Geography: Spinoza, Marx, Deleuze and Space. Discussant for paper session at the Association of American Geographers Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • (Dis)locating Control: Transmigration and Precarity. Colloquium paper presented at the Department of Comparative Studies Brownbag Series, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Conference Planning

Paper Session Organizer (with Sophie Cranston). “Theorizing the Migration Industries.” 2016 Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, London, UK. Panelists: Ruben Hernandez-Leon, Sophie Cranston, Lauren Martin, Joshua Kurz.

Conference Organizer (with Andrew Culp and Oded Nir). 2013 Summer Institute on Culture and Society, Marxist Literary Group of the Modern Languages Association. Columbus, OH.

Paper Session Organizer (with Lauren Martin). “Topologies and (Counter)topographies: Theorizing Relation.” 2013 Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, CA.  Panelists: Claudio Minca, Anna Secor, Virginia Blum, Gabriel Popescu, Alison Mountz, Lauren Martin.