Conference and Public Engagement

Conference and Seminar Presentations:

2016     “The Paradox of Border, Boundaries, and Frontiers: How the Edges of Empire Can Encourage and Obstruct Mobility.” Ethnohistory Annual Conference, November 2016, Nashville, TN.

2016     “To Conform to the Fundamental Purpose: The National Parks and the American West.” Roundtable participant. Western History Association 56th Annual Conference, October 2016, St. Paul, MN.

2015    “Howard Egan’s Place in Western History.” Symposium on the Life and Time of Howard Egan, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2015.

2014     “Publishing as Public History.” Roundtable with Steven Danver, David Rich Lewis, Jeff Nichols, Paul Reeve, and Holly George. Western Lands, Western Voices: The American West Center at Fifty Symposium, University of Utah, September 2014.

2012     “The Indigenous Immigrant: Comparing Native Canadian and Mexican Immigration to the U.S. Borderlands.” Newberry Seminar in Borderlands and Latino Studies. Center for American History and Culture Programs, Newberry Library, December 2012.  Chicago, IL.

2010     “Receiving “Canadian” versus “Mexican” Indian Migrants and Refugees in Montana and Arizona: Perceived Ethnicity and Native Labor in the U.S. Borderlands.”  Western History Association 50th Annual Conference, October 2010.  Incline Village, NV.

2009     “Transborder Indigenous Migration and Refugee Experiences.”  Roundtable Panel title: “Both Borders: A Roundtable on Researching and Writing on the West’s Mexican and Canadian Borderlands,” chaired by Dr. Ben Johnson.  Western History Association 49th Annual Conference, October 2009.  Denver, CO.

2009     “‘I Never Was Tired of a Tribe as I am of This One’: Montanan Efforts to Deport Foreign Indians, 1880-1916.” Northern Great Plains History Conference, October 2009.  St. Cloud, MN.

2009     “Creating Illegals out of Natives: U.S., Mexican and Canadian Borderlands and the Politics of Indigenous Migration.”  The James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, March 2009.  Lincoln, NE.

2008     “Mexican Borderlands, Indigenous Ethnogenesis and Community Identity, 1500-Present.”  The James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, April 2008.  Lincoln, NE.

2008     “Yaqui and Rocky Boy Cree Refugees in Arizona and Montana: Borderland Peripheries and the Formation of Federal Borderlands Indian Policy.”  Missouri Valley History Conference, March 2008.  Omaha, NE.

2007     “Justifying Autonomy through Regional Distinction: Identity Construction and Rhetorical Fallacy in Separatist Transnistria and the Republic of Moldova.” The James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, April 2007.  Lincoln, NE.

Conference Service:

2016     “The Role, Relevance, and Future of Regional Studies and Regional Studies Center in a Global Environment.” Panel Organizer and Chair. Western History Association 56th Annual Conference, October 2016, St. Paul, MN.

2015     “Bridging the Divide: Race, Violence, and Memory in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands.” Panel Chair and Commenter, Western History Association 55th Annual Conference, October 2015, Portland, OR.

2014     “Indigenous Genocide Studies in the West and the World.” Roundtable organizer and chair, Western History Association 54th Annual Conference, October 2014, Newport Beach, CA.

2014     “Disrupting and Considering New Narratives in Indigenous Mormon and Mormon-Indigenous Studies.” Panel Organizer and chair, Mormon History Association Conference, June 2014, San Antonio, TX.

2014     “New Directions in Indigenous Mormon and Mormon-Indigenous Studies.” Panel organizer and chair, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, May 2014, Austin, TX.

2012     “Indigenous-Defined Borderlands, Boundaries and Landscapes: A Two-Session Panel and Roundtable.”  Panel and Roundtable organizer and chair, Western History Association 52nd Annual Conference, October 2012.  Denver, CO.

2012     “The Shifting Composition of the Great Plains.”  Panel Chair and commenter.  The James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, March 2012.  Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE.

2012     “Future Directions in Western History: a Roundtable Discussion with Sarah Carter, Elliott West and John Wunder.”  Roundtable Chair and Moderator.  The James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, March 2012.  Homestead National Monument, Beatrice, NE.

2012     “America: 1770-1945.”  Panel Chair.  Missouri Valley History Conference, March 2012.  Omaha, NE.

2010     “Transnational Natives in International Landscapes: Comparing Indigenous Migrations, Federal Policies and International Boundaries across the Borderlands of Canada, Mexico and the United States.”  Panel Organizer, Western History Association 50th Annual Conference, October 2010.  Incline Village, NV.

2008     “A Community of Consumption: Food and Music in the Twentieth Century.” Panel Chair and Commenter.  The James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, April 2008.  Lincoln, NE.

Academic Seminar Participation:

2013       “Plains Metis as Tribe?: Geography, Economy, and Society in the 19th Century.”  Workshop, University of Ottawa, March 2013.  Ottawa, ON.

2011       Triennial Charles Redd Seminar on Immigration in the Far West, Brigham Young University, August 2011.  Provo, UT.

Public Lectures and Presentations:

2011       “The ‘Other’ West: Minority Experience in the 19th Century West,” “Probing the Progressive Age,” and “American Expansion and Imperialism.”  Consultant, Guest Speaker, Summer 2011 History Alive Seminar, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Omaha Public Schools.  Omaha, NE.

2010       “Conceptualizing, Organizing and Writing a Comparative History. “ Guest Speaker, University of Nebraska-Lincoln,  U.S. West Research Seminar (History 942), September 1, 2010.

2010       “Native Americans in Colonial America.”  Guest Lecture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Colonial America (History 334/894), January 28, 2010.