Invited Talks
The (P)rescription Narratives of Feminist Medical Fiction: Intervention, Recovery, Affect. Plenary for Women’s History Month: “Women’s Health, Women’s Bodies.” University of Texas at Arlington, March 25, 2022.

Rxe-scriptions: Narrating Disability in Feminist Medical Fiction. Faculty Senate Summit, Texas A&M University—Central Texas, April 26, 2021. Given in fulfillment of scholarship. Video Recording.

ENGL 5330: Rhetoric in a Post-Truth World, taught by Dr. Bruce Bowles. Texas A&M University–Central Texas, Fall 2020. I gave a talk on dystopian fiction and the role of rhetoric in George Orwell’s 1984.

WGST 50103: Feminist Inquiry, taught by Dr. Sarah Robbins. Texas Christian University, Fall 2018. I gave a talk about historical feminist research methodologies, my research on early feminist body theories in medical fiction, and my current book project.

ENGL 5370: Scholarly Publication, taught by Dr. Estee Beck. University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2018. I gave a talk about finding appropriate venues for publication, submitting an article for publication, and my own publication experiences as an early career scholar.

Theorizing Her-Story: Dis/ability and the Female Body in Feminist Medical Fiction. Center for Theory Colloquium. University of Texas at Arlington, Nov 15, 2017.

ENGL 5326: Topics in American Literature before 1900: Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, taught by Dr. Desiree Henderson. University of Texas at Arlington, Fall 2016. I discussed with the class my article, “Always Already Sexual: New Materialism in Whitman’s Leaves of Grass,” which was included on the syllabus as required reading.

Conspiracies of Silence: Sexing the Body in Nineteenth Century Women’s Medical Fiction. Women’s History Month: “Remembering the Past, Embracing the Future.” Brown Bag Luncheon. University of Texas at Arlington, Apr 20, 2016.


Interview with Olivia Levada. "Texan Hopes Book Helps People Understand Reproductive Health Challenges." Spectrum News 1, 13 Jun 2021.

Interview with Kristen Armstrong. "Meet Stephanie Peebles Tavera." VoyageDallas, 12 May 2022.

Interview with Roz Brown. “Study: Concerning Stats for Women and Children’s Health.” Public News Service, 3 Nov 2021.

Interview with Olivia Levada. “Researcher Hopes New Book Will Help Others Better Understand Women’s Health Needs.” Spectrum News 1, 20 Oct 2021.

Interview with Leigha McNeil. “Author Reunites with Inspirational 8th-grade Teacher 20 Years Later.” KXXV Channel 25, 20 Oct 2021.

Interview with Leigha McNeil. "We Should Have That Protective Right’: State Representatives Push for Passage of the CROWN Act." KXXV Channel 25, 28 Apr 2021.

Interview with Lauren Dodd. "Professor Highlights Inaugural Poet's Significance." Killeen Daily Herald (Killeen, TX), 26 Jan 2021.

Interview with Paige Ellenberger. KXXV Channel 25. Segment on VP-Elect Kamala Harris and Women of Color Suffrage. 8 Nov. 2020 10pm/9 Nov. 2020 6am.

KXXV Channel 25 Interview. Election Night Panel. 3 Nov. 2020. Press Release.

Interview with Lynette Sowell. "History of the Woman’s Vote, in Texas and Nationwide." Copperas Cove Leader-Press (Copperas Cove, TX), 18 Aug 2020. Print copy available upon request.