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past events (selected)

Bay Area Book Festival: A Conversation with Jamie Metzl. Berkeley, CA. May 4, 2019.

California Institute for Integrative Studies: A Conversation with Osagie Obasogie. May 2, 2019.

San Francisco Public Library: A Conversation with Marsha Saxton. San Francisco, CA. May 1, 2019.

Oregon State University: A Reading with Erica Trabold. April 19, 2019. 

Red Emma's Bookstore and Coffeehouse: A Conversation with Nathaniel Comfort. Baltimore, MD. March 21, 2019.

Penn Book Center: A Conversation with Josh Lukin. Philadelphia, PA. March  19, 2019.

MIT Bookstore: A Conversation with Sara Hendren. Cambridge, MA. March 14, 2019. 

Alison Piepmeier Memorial Lecture, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. September 25, 2017.

Invited speaker: Ethics Grand Round, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA. November 3, 2016. 

Society for Disability Studies, Atlanta, GA. June 11, 2015.

Visiting Writer, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA. April 15, 2015. 

Visiting Writer, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR. Jan. 29, 2015.


Panel discussion: “Disability in Focus” Film Series, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.  October 20, 2014. Via Skype. 

"Consumer-Directed Advertising for Noninvasive Prenatal Screening." National Society of Genetic Counselors, Annual Education Meeting. New Orleans, Sept. 18, 2014.

Reading and panel discussion: "Parenting, Narrative, and our Genetic Futures." With Alison Piepmeier. Columbia University. Jan. 27, 2014.

“On Comedy and Eugenics: Imagining Disability in an Age of Prediction.” American Studies Association annual meeting, Washington DC. November 21, 2013.

The Tattered Cover, Denver, CO. July 19, 2013.

Center for Genetics and Society. Live webinar in the “Talking Biopolitics” series. June 3, 2013. 

Presentation to residents: San Francisco General Hospital. June 3, 2013. 

Kepler’s Books, Palo Alto, CA. June 1, 2013.

Living Writers Series, University of California at Santa Cruz. May 30, 2013.


Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC. April 28, 2013.

Aaron Davis Brantley Lecture, Wake Forest Health Center. Wake Forest, NC. April 26, 2013.

Powell’s Books, Portland, OR. April 22, 2013.

Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT. May 15, 2012. 

National Association for Down Syndrome, Park Ridge, IL. May 10, 2012.

"Visions of Home," a reading with Charles Goodrich and Marjorie Sandor. Linn Benton Community College, Albany, OR. April 18, 2012.

Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN. Featured speaker, Asanbe Diversity Symposium. March 23, 2012.