Selected Invited Lectures
"Looking for Jiro Onuma," Townsend Center for the Humanities Working Group in Contemporary Art, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
"Memoirs of Bjork-Geisha: Gender, Activism and Performance," keynote address, Virginia Wolf Awards, University of Idaho, Moscow, 2011
"Performing the Political Body," Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2011
"Queer Complications: Teaching Queer Art, Media and Popular Culture in the Women’s Studies Classroom," National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Denver, 2010
"Tina Takemoto," A + D Lecture Series, Columbia College and the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Chicago, 2009
"Love/Sick," 17th Annual Matrilineage Symposium, Syracuse University, 2008
"Opening Interruptus" Clark/Getty Symposium, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, 2008
Reni Celeste Memorial Lecture, University of Rochester, 2006
"Art as Subversive Imagination," graduation keynote address, Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
"Sick, Exotic, and Outta Control: Ecstasies of Queer Performance," Joshibi University of Art and Design, Tokyo, Japan, 2004; Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan, 2004
"Traumatic Repetition," Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago, 2002
Selected Lectures and Conference Presentations
“Transcending Compliance Models: Diversity in Theory and Practice,” College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, 2012
"Looking for Jiro Onuma," Women's Center, University of Idaho, Moscow, 2011
"Pleasure, Power & Profit in Race Performance," Race Reveal Symposium, University of California, Berkeley, 2010
"A User’s Guide to Queer Pasts and Futures," Making Queer History, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, 2010; Visiting Artist Lecture Series, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2010
"Teaching Queer Art, Media, and Popular Culture," Expanding the Circle, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2009
"Interruption of Hierarchies: The Academy and the Gallery," Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2008
"InQueering Minds: Art and Gender Identity," Queer Bodies Conference, California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, 2008
"Love/Sick," College Art Association Conference, New York, 2007
"Memoirs of Björk-Geisha," Trans: A Visual Studies Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
"Performing Language, Speech, Gesture: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha," Berkeley Art Museum, 2005
"Rock, Scissors, Paper: Art School Orientalism," American Studies Association, Washington DC, 2005
"Looking Matters: Visual Culture, Pedagogy, and Asian American Studies," Association for Asian American Studies, Los Angeles, 2005
"Sick, Exotic, and Outta Control: Ecstasies of Queer Performance"
"Miming the Old Masters"
"eFORUM: A Pilot Project in Interactive Multimedia for Asian Pacific American Studies," Association for Asian American Studies, Toronto, 2001
"Performance Art Pedagogy," Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body, Pennsylvania State University, 2000
"Open Wounds," Matters of Representation: Feminism, Theory, & the Arts, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2000
"If I Had A Hammer: The Spectacle of Pain in Performance" Performance Studies international, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2000
"Three on a Match: Race, Trauma, Collaborative Performance"
"Pain as a Symptom of (Not) Dying: Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist," Modern Languages Association, San Francisco, 1998; Visible Evidence: Documentary Film, San Francisco State University, 1998
"Performing Illness as/and Collaboration"
"Self-Portraiture as De-Facement"
"Double Bind: Cultures in Surgery/Cultural Insurgency" Console-ing Passions: Television, Video & Feminism, Tucson, 1994
"Face as Locality: Site/Sight of Identity & Difference," Space Matters: Interdisciplinary, Rutgers University, 1993
"Political Correctness: What’s Feminism Got To Do With It?" Feminist Art and Art History, Barnard College, 1993