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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Cymene Howe
Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Anthropology
 
e-mail:Alyssa.C.Howe@rice.edu
 
Primary Department
   Department of Anthropology
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Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Cymene Howe "Greater Goods: An Ethics of Energy and Other-than-human Speech." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Spring 2018) Accepted

 
 

Cymene Howe "Melt as Sensory Attunement." Science Technology and Human ValuesSubmitted

 
 

Cymene Howe "Melting Away in Iceland: Abstractive Assemblages of Ice." The Abstractive ArcticSubmitted

 
 

Cymene Howe "The Recursive Life of Waste." Environment and Planning D Submitted

 
 

Cymene Howe "The Revolutionary Politics of Sexuality in Nicaragua." Notches (2016)

 
 

Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer "Aeolian extractivism and community wind in Southern Mexico." Public Culture, 28.2 (2016) : 215-235.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Los márgenes del Estado al viento: autonomía y desarrollo de energías renovables en el sur de México” Anthropology (first author with Edith Barrera and Dominic Boyer) Special Section, “Energy, Transition and Climate Change in Latin America.” ." Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 20(2) (2015) : 285-307.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Paradoxical Infrastructures: Ruins, Retrofit and Risk." Science, Technology and Human Values (2015) : 1-19.

 
 

Cymene Howe "“Introduction: Energy, Transition and Climate Change in Latin America” Special Section, “Energy, Transition and Climate Change in Latin America” ." Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology, 20(2) (2015) : 231-241.

 
 

Cymene Howe "“Life Above Earth: An Introduction” Special Section, “Openings and Retrospectives” ." Cultural Anthropology, 30(2) (2015) : 203-209.

 
 

Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer "“Aeolian Politics” Special Issue, “Political Materials” ." Distinktion: Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory (2015)

 
 

Cymene Howe "“Anthropocenic Ecoauthority: The Winds of Oaxaca” Special Issue, “Energopower and Biopower in Transition”." Anthropological Quarterly , 87(2) (2014) : 381-404.

 
 

Cymene Howe "“Sexual Adjudications and Queer Transpositions,” invited Special Issue, "Queering Borders: Language, Sexuality and Migration" ." Journal of Language and Sexuality, 3(1) (2014) : 136-155.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Epistemic Engineering and the Lucha for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua." Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology , 18(2) (2013) : 165-186.

 
 

Cymene Howe "The Legible Lesbian: Crimes of Passion in Nicaragua." Ethnos, 74(3) (2009) : 361-378.

 
 

Cymene Howe and Jakob Rigi ""Transnationalizing Desire: Sexualizing Culture and Commodifying Sexualities," Introduction to Special Issue." Ethnos, 74(3) (2009) : 297-306.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Spectacles of Sexuality: Televisionary Activism in Nicaragua." Cultural Anthropology , 23(1) (2008) : 48-84.

 
 

Cymene Howe, Susanna Zaraysky and Lois Lorentzen "Transgender Sex Workers and Sexual Transmigration between Guadalajara and San Francisco,” Special Issue, “Engendering Mexican Migration”." Latin American Perspectives , 35(1) (2008) : 31-50.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Sexual Borderlands: Lesbian and Gay Migration, Human Rights, and the Metropolitan Community Church." Sexuality Research and Social Policy , 4(2) (2007) : 88-106.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Undressing the Universal Queer Subject: Nicaraguan Activists, Transnational Identities and Feminist Legacies." City and Society , 14(2) (2002) : 237-279.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Queer Pilgrimage: The San Francisco Homeland and Identity Tourism." Cultural Anthropology , 16(1) (2001) : 35-61.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Nicaraguan Gay and Lesbian Rights and the Sex of Post-Sandinismo." University of New Mexico Latin American and Iberian Institute Research Paper Series, 33 (May 1999)

 
 

Cymene Howe "Repressing Revolution: Lesbian Human Rights in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua." University of New Mexico Feminist Research Institute Paper Series (1999)

 
 Book chapters
 

Cymene Howe "Eau." A Time of MonstersSubmitted

 
 

Cymene Howe "Melt as Sensory Labor." How Nature WorksSubmitted

 
 

Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer "Liner Notes on A little movie about a small glacier at the top of the world." Scenes from the Anthropocene Submitted

 
 

Cymene Howe and Imre Szeman "Grids." Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment (2017)

 
 

Cymene Howe, Laura Watts and Geoffrey Bowker "Unda: A Graphic Novelette of Lived Energy." Alien EnergySubmitted

 
 

Cymene Howe "Energy Futures." After Oil (2016) : 57-68.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Sexual Adjudications and Queer Transpositions." Queering Borders: Language, Sexuality and Migration (2016)

 
 

Cymene Howe "Timely." A Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen (2016)

 
 

Cymene Howe and Othon Alexandrakis "Negative Space: Unmovement and the Study of Activism when there is no Action." Impulse to Act: A New Anthropology of Resistance and Social Justice (2016) : 151-174.

 
 

Cymene Howe "Queer Anthropology." The International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Edition (2015)

 
 

Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer "Portable Analytics and Lateral Theory." Theory Can Be More than it Used to Be (2015)

 
 

Cymene Howe, Edith Barrera and Dominic Boyer "Wind at the Margins of the State: Autonomy and Renewable Energy Development in Southern Mexico." Contested Powers: Converting Energy into Political Power in Latin America and Beyond (2015)

 
 

Cymene Howe and Lois Lorentzen "Sexuality Out-of-Status: Living as an LGBTQ Undocumented Im/migrant in the United States." Hidden Lives and Human Rights: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies in Undocumented Immigration (2014)

 
 

Cymene Howe "Cooperation and Co-optation in Transnational Activism." Travail Social à l’Epreuve des Coopérations Ouvertes et des Coopération Fermées (2010) : 43-55.

 
 

Cymene Howe and Lois Lorentzen "Sexual Borderlands: Lesbian and Gay Migration, Human Rights and the Metropolitan Community Church." On the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana (2009)

 
 

Cymene Howe, Susanna Zaraysky and Lois Lorentzen "Devotional Crossings: Transgender Sex Workers, Santísima Muerte and Spiritual Solidarity in Guadalajara and San Francisco." On the Corner of Bliss and Nirvana (2009)

 
 

Cymene Howe, Katherine Elaine Bliss and William E. French "Gender, Sexuality and Revolution: Making Histories and Cultural Politics in Nicaragua 1979-2001." Gender, Sexuality and Power in Latin America since Independence (2007)

 
 

Gilbert Herdt and Cymene Howe "Introduction." 21st Century Sexualities: Health, Education, Gender and Sexual Rights (2007)

 
 

Gilbert Herdt and Cymene Howe "Nicaragua’s Changing Erotiscapes: A Hot Bed of the Cold War Takes On Sexual Rights." 21st Century Sexualities: Health, Education, Gender and Sexual Rights (2007)

 
 

Cymene Howe, Debra Castillo, Mary Jo Dudley & Breny Mendoza "Martyrs and Marimachas: Sandino, Sexuality, and Lesbian Activism in Nicaragua." Rethinking Feminisms in the Americas (2000) : 88-125.

 
 Recordings
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Alexei Yurchak (Lenin’s Body) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Allan Stoekl (Bataille and Energy Imaginaries) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Amelia Moore (Caribbean Tourism, Coral and Extraction) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Ashley Carse (The Panama Canal) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Astrida Neimanis (Feminism & Ecologies) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Claire Colebrook (Anthropocene and Literature) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Daniel Aldana Cohen (Low Carbon Leisure & Low Carbon Pleasure)." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Environmental Injustice at the EPA (On removing data from websites) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Greta Gaard (Post-humanism and Eco-feminism) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Gretchen Bakke (The Grid, U.S. past and future) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Gökçe Günel (Water, The Middle East and Mobile Power Grids) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Hannah Knox (Roads, Infrastructure) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Jason W. Moore (Capitalocene) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Jennifer Lieberman (Electricity and Literature) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Jennifer Wenzel (Oil, Postcolonialism and Literature) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Jessica O’Reilly (Antarctica and Expertise) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Jim Blackburn (Harvey’s Aftermath) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Joe Masco (Nuclear Futures) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "John Broome (Moral Philosophy and Climate Change) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Kairn Klieman (Expertise, Oil and Africa) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Kath Weston (Animacies in Damaged World)." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Kaushik Sunder Rajan (Pharmocracies and Toxicity) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Kregg Hetherington (Agriculture & Sovereignty in Paraguay) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Macarena Gómez-Barris (Art in Extractive Zones) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Marianne Lien (Fisheries & Ontologies) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Matthew Burtner (Sound Art and Activism) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Matthew Schneider-Mayerson (Singapore and Peak Oil) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Michael Watts (Oil, Nigeria, Agriculture) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Michael Watts (Petropolitics, Nigeria) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Mike Hulme (Cultivating the Sky) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Naveeda Khan (Riverine Infrastructures and Bangladesh) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Nikhil Anand (Hydropolitical Infrastructures) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Ragnar Hansson (Movie Review: Snowpiercer) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Robert Macfarlane (Media, Environment, Melt) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Roy Scranton (Reflecting on the Trumpocene and future life) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Sheila Jasanoff (STS & EcoPolitics) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Sophia Roosth (Synthetic Biology and Technolife) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Steven Mentz (Blue Humanities, Oceans) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "The Climate Media Net (Getting Climate into Mainstream TV) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "The Yes Men (Political Ecologies) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
 

Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe "Timothy Morton (Reporting Live from Hurricane Harvey) ." Cultures of Energy podcast (2017)

 
Presentations
 Conference Paper
 

"“Eau for A Time of Monsters, American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC ." (2017)

 
 

"“Melt as Sensory Labor,’” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC." (2017)

 
 

"“Forming the Betacene,” Cultures of Energy 5, Rice University ." (2016)

 
 

"“On Molecular and Kinetic Commons: Unthinking Terra,’” American Anthropological Association meeting, Minneapolis, MN ." (2016)

 
 

"Discussant, “Anthropocene Accumulation,’” American Anthropological Association meeting, Minneapolis, MN  ." (2016)

 
 

"Discussant, “Enduring Doubt, Finding Evidence: Gay Fathers and the Anthropology of Kinship,’” American Anthropological Association meeting, Minneapolis, MN ." (2016)

 
 

"Discussant, “Transections: Image, Object, World,” American Anthropological Association meeting, Minneapolis, MN ." (2016)

 
 

"Organizer, “Collaborative Prototypes,” Society for Cultural Anthropology meeting, Ithaca, NY." (2016)

 
 

"Roundtable Participant, “Collaborative Prototypes,” Society for Cultural Anthropology meeting, Ithaca, NY ." (2016)

 
 

"“Timely,” American Anthropological Association meeting, Denver, CO ." (2015)

 
 

"Discussant, “Imperial Anthropologies and Their Histories,” American Anthropological Association meeting, Denver, CO ." (2015)

 
 

"Organizer, “Force and Power in the Anthropocene,” American Anthropological Association meeting, Denver, CO." (2015)

 
 

"“An Ethics and Ecologics of Oaxacan Wind” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC ." (2014)

 
 

"Roundtable Participant, “The No Future of Queer Anthropology” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC ." (2014)

 
 

"“Energopolitics in Transition in Southern Mexico” (with Dominic Boyer) Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology meeting, Mérida, Mexico ." (2013)

 
 

"“Gridlife” (Invited Session) American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago, IL ." (2013)

 
 

"Co-organizer. “Queer Terminalias” American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago." (2013)

 
 

"“Energy Sovereignty, Climatological Altruism and the End of Oil” American Anthropological Association meeting, San Francisco ." (2012)

 
 

"Co-organizer. “Energopower and Biopower in a Time of Transitions” American Anthropological Association meeting, San Francisco." (2012)

 
 

"Discussant. “Queering Borders: Sexuality Migration and Citizenship” American Anthropological Association meeting, San Francisco ." (2012)

 
 

"“Sexual Sovereignty and the Moral Topos of Vulnerability” American Anthropological Association meeting, Montreal, Canada ." (2011)

 
 

"“Grasping the Wind: Intellectual Engineering and Renewable Energy in Oaxaca” American Anthropological Association meeting, New Orleans." (2010)

 
 

"Co-organizer. “Energy and Energopolitics” American Anthropological Association meeting, New Orleans." (2010)

 
 

"Co-Author. “Portable Analytics” American Anthropological Association meeting, Philadelphia ." (2009)

 
 

"“Sexing Human Rights in Nicaragua’s New Media Era: The Sixth Sense” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington ." (2005)

 
 

"“Televisionary Praxis: The Cultural Politics of Homoerotics in Neoliberal Nicaragua” Berkshire Conference of Women Historians, Claremont  ." (2005)

 
 

"“Porous Borders/Prone Bodies: Gender Torture, the State, and Rights’ Rituals” American             Anthropological Association meeting, San Francisco ." (2004)

 
 

"“The Romance of Feminist Politics in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua” Latin American Studies Association meeting, Las Vegas ." (2004)

 
 

"“Publicizing Sexo y Muerte: The Cultural Politics of Lesbian and Gay Rights in Nicaragua”
American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago ." (2003)

 
 

"“Sexual Health, Education and Rights: Advocacy on the Internet” poster presentation, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, San Antonio ." (2003)

 
 

"“Social Science, Sexuality and Technology: Bridging the Gaps” poster presentation, International Academy of Sex Researchers meeting, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington." (2003)

 
 

"Co-Organizer. “Queer Policy in the Bedroom: Some Anthropological Insights into Sexual
Policy and Politics” American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago ." (2003)

 
 

"“Memorias y Marimachas: Reinventing Feminist and Gay Subjectivities through Activism in Nicaragua” Latin American Studies Association meeting, Washington." (2001)

 
 

"“Ammo & Amor: Queering Metaphysics in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua” American Anthropological Association meeting, San Francisco." (2000)

 
 

"“Re-Engendering Revolution: Feminist and Gay/Lesbian Organizing in Post-Sandinista Nicaragua” Latin American Studies Association meeting, Miami ." (2000)

 
 

"“Re-engendering Revolution: Nicaraguan Feminism and the Sexualities of Post-Sandinismo” Rocky Mountain Council Latin American Studies meeting, Santa Fe ." (2000)

 
 

"“Nicaraguan Gay and Lesbian Rights and the Sex of Post-Sandinismo” American Anthropological Association meeting, Chicago ." (1999)

 
 

"“Queer Pilgrimage: Making Homeland through Identity Tourism” American Ethnological Association meeting, Portland ." (1999)

 
 

"“Queer Pilgrimage: The San Francisco Homeland and Identity Tourism” American Anthropological Association meeting, Philadelphia ." (1998)

 
 

"“Healing Potentials: Capacitar's Alternative Strategies to Latin American Women's Health” New College of California, San Francisco ." (1996)

 
 

"“Beyond Beijing: Perspectives of the 4th World Conference on Women” Ethnic Studies Introductory course, University of California, Santa Cruz ." (1995)

 
 Invited Papers
 

"Organizer. (Invited Session: Society for Cultural Anthropology and Anthropology and Environment) “Uncommon Territories of the ‘Common Good,’” American Anthropological Association meeting, Minneapolis, MN ." (2016)

 
 

"Organizer. (Executive Committee Invited Session) “Opening Access, Becoming Publisher: A Discussion about Anthropology, Epistemic Ethics and Post-Profit Publishing,” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC." (2014)

 
 

"Organizer. (Invited Session: Society for Cultural Anthropology and Anthropology and Environment) “Ethics for the Anthropocene” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington, DC." (2014)

 
 

"“Sexuality from the South: Human Rights and Activist Interventions” (Invited Session) Council for European Studies meeting, Chicago ." (2008)

 
 

"Organizer. “Sexuality in Global Perspective” (Invited Session) Council for European Studies meeting, Chicago." (2008)

 
 

"“Sexual Sovereignties: Opción and Nicaragua’s Total Abortion Ban” (Invited Session) American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington ." (2007)

 
 

"Co-Organizer. (Invited Session) “The Age of Resent: Sex, Politics and Panics” American Anthropological Association meeting, Washington." (2007)

 
 

"“Nicaragua’s New Media Era, Sexual Rights and the Terrains of the Erotiscape” (Invited Session) Latin American Studies Association meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico ." (2006)

 
 

"Co-Organizer. (Invited Session) “Instigating Matters in Latin American Sexualities” Latin American Studies Association meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico." (2006)

 
 Keynote Speaker
 

"Knowledge, Culture, Ecologies 4th annual conference, Universidad Católica de Chile with the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.." (2017)

 
 

"Association for Social Anthropology Annual Conference, Durham, England (July 4-6). ." (2016)

 
 

"Women’s Studies Commencement, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, “Making Women’s Studies Count” ." (2000)

 
 Panelist
 

"“Indigenous Ecopolitics and Renewable Energy Transitions,” Churches and Cosmologies: Religion, Environment and Social Conflict in Contemporary Latin America." (2016)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"Colloquium for the Program in Agrarian Studies, Yale University.." (2018)

 
 

"“Aeolian Futures: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene” Climate Futures Initiative, Princeton University.." (2017)

 
 

"“Melt/Rise,” Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, San Antonio.." (2017)

 
 

"Seminar in Science and Technology Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin.." (2017)

 
 

"“Wind, Power and Species: Capturing Energy in Flight” Klopsteg Seminar Series in Science and Human Culture, Northwestern University (May 9).." (2016)

 
 

"“Grids,” Electrifying Anthropology Conference, Durham University, England, sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation. ." (2016)

 
 

"“Species,” Energy Ethics Conference, St. Andrews University, Scotland, UK.." (2016)

 
 

"“Wind Species,” Earth Itself: Atmospheres Conference, Brown University.." (2016)

 
 

"“Aeolian Politics” Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles ." (2015)

 
 

"“Wind at the Margins of the State, Redux” Environments and Societies Institute, University of California, Davis ." (2015)

 
 

"“bi, wind and everything alive: ethics, transitions, futures,” for the Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America workshop." (2014)

 
 

"“Wind at the Margins of the State: Autonomy and Renewable Energy in Southern Mexico” (with Dominic Boyer) Global Energies Symposium, University of Chicago Center for International Studies." (2014)

 
 

"Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, “Religion, Sex and Nature in Latin America,” American University ." (2014)

 
 

"Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Tufts University ." (2014)

 
 

"Department of Anthropology and Ustinov College, Durham University, United Kingdom." (2014)

 
 

"Department of Anthropology and the Yale Climate and Energy Institute, “Nature, Culture, Action” series, Yale University ." (2014)

 
 

"Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics, United Kingdom." (2014)

 
 

"Durham Energy Institute, Durham University, United Kingdom." (2014)

 
 

"Hennebach Program in the Humanities: Earth, Energy and Environment Lecture, Colorado School of Mines." (2014)

 
 

"“Wind at the Margins of the State: Autonomy and Renewable Energy in Southern Mexico” (with Dominic Boyer) University College London, Department of Anthropology." (2013)

 
 

"Duke University Law/Center for International Comparative Law and The Duke Human Rights Center at The Kenan Institute for Ethics, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on LGBT Human Rights Advocacy symposium." (2013)

 
 

"Rice University, Cultures of Energy Spring Symposium, “Ecoauthority and Anthropocenic Reason in Transitions”." (2013)

 
 

"Rice University, Mellon-Sawyer Seminar, Cultures of Energy." (2013)

 
 

"CRESC, Manchester University, Manchester U.K., “Winds of Desire: Energopolitics and Renewable Power in Southern Mexico” (with Dominic Boyer) ." (2012)

 
 

"Institut für Europaïsche Ethnologie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin Germany, “Winds of Desire: Energopolitics and Renewable Power in Southern Mexico” (with Dominic Boyer) ." (2012)

 
 

"Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway, “Winds of Desire: Energopolitics and Renewable Power in Southern Mexico” (with Dominic Boyer)." (2011)

 
 

"Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway, “Portable Analytics and Traveling Theory” (with Dominic Boyer)." (2011)

 
 

"The Second International Spring Institute of Fès, Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fès, Fès, Morocco, “Cooperation and Co-optation in Transnational Activism” ." (2010)

 
 

"Latin American Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden, “Activism and the Mediation of Sexual Rights in Neoliberal Nicaragua”." (2008)

 
 

"American University, Washington, DC, “Anthropologists Look at Interrogation, Abuse and Human Rights: A Panel Discussion”." (2007)

 
 

"Department of Anthropology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, “Erotiscapes and Activist Terrains in Neoliberal Nicaragua”." (2006)

 
 

"School of Women’s Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada, “Sexual Spectacles and the Body Politic in Nicaragua’s New Media Era” ." (2006)

 
 

"Department of Anthropology Colloquia series, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, “Nicaragua’s Entertainment Politics and the Southern Front of the Culture Wars”." (2005)

 
 

"International Working Group on Sexuality and Social Policy, Columbia University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, “Sexuality and Reproductive Rights: Country Report, United States” ." (2005)

 
 

"Department of Women Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, “Televisionary Sexualities and Transnational Identities: The Cultural Politics of Feminism and Homoerotics in Neoliberal Nicaragua”." (2004)

 
 

"Feminist Research Institute Paper Award Lecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, “Nicaraguan Feminist and Lesbian Movements in a Post-Sandinista Era” ." (1999)

 
 Workshops
 

"Anthropology for the Anthropocene, University of Indiana, Indianapolis." (2017)

 
 

"Collaboration in Anthropology, University of California, Irvine." (2017)

 
 

"Electrifying Anthropology, Durham University (UK) sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation ." (2016)

 
 

"Energy Ethics, St. Andrews University (UK) ." (2016)

 
 

"Energy Worlds in Experiment/Alien Energy, IT University of Copenhagen ." (2016)

 
 

"Parrhesia/Speech Masterclass, Cambridge University ." (2016)

 
 

"Rice University/Humboldt University Seminar on [Big] Data ." (2016)

 
 

"Research Collaboration: After Oil School. University of Alberta, Edmonton (August 19-22)." (2015)

 
Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 Rice Seminar, “Histories and Futures of Waste”, Humanities Research Center (2018)

 Social Science Research Institute Seed Grant, Rice University (2016)

 Humanities Research Center Faculty Fellowship, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2016)

 Humanities Research Center Faculty Research Grant, Humanities Research Center, Rice University (2016)

 International Senior Research Fellowship, Durham Energy Institute & Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University (U.K.) (May 2014)

 Senior Research Grant - Cultural Anthropology “The Political Culture of Wind Power Development in Southern Mexico” , National Science Foundation (2011)

 Social Science Research Institute Seed Grant , Rice University (2010)

 Mellon Foundation Research Grant, American University (2008)

 Qualitative Methods Training Intensive, National Science Foundation (2006)

 Pilot Research Grant, Cornell University, Department of Anthropology (2005)

 Kenneth W. Payne Graduate Student Paper Award, Society of Lesbian and Gay Anthropologists, American Anthropological Association (2002)

 Dissertation Scholarship, National Women’s Studies Association (2002)

 International Excellence Award, University of New Mexico (2001)

 Distinction on Qualifying Examinations, University of New Mexico (2001)

 Fulbright Dissertation Research Grant, Fulbright (2000)

 Sylvia Forman Graduate Student Paper Award, Association for Feminist Anthropology, American Anthropological Association (2000)

 Latin American and Iberian Institute Ph.D. Fellowship, University of New Mexico (1999)

 Feminist Research Institute Graduate Student Paper Award, University of New Mexico (1999)

 Binford Fellowship, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico (1997)

 Presidential Fellowship, New College of California, NGO Forum, United Nations Fourth World Conference on the Status of Women (1995)