The following lists a selection of my speaking engagements that have taken place in various formats. Please be in touch with me to discuss coming to your community to present on a topic related to sexuality, aesthetics, visual culture or transgender studies.
“Playing with Fire: Performance Artist Cassils Between Simulation and the Real,” International Conference: The Performance of Politics and Play. Feminist Matters, Leiden University, Leiden NL, 7 July 2016.
“Trans Rights and the Right to Opacity: De-colonial Aesthetics, Gender Self-determination, Visual Essentialism,” Masterclass European Summer School for Cultural Studies, Leiden University, Leiden NL, 21 June 2016.
“Look! but also, Touch!: Theorizing Images of Trans Eroticism Beyond a Politics of Visual Essentialism,” One-Day Symposium on Cinema, Embodiment and the Aesthetics of Pornography, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 3 March 2016.
“I’ll Be Your Crack’d Mirror: Socially Embedded Art Analysis of J. Jackie Baier (Berlin),” Arts, Gender and Body: A Bedroom of One’s Own Seminar Series,Visual Art and Aesthetics Department, University of Lorraine, Metz, FR, 21 January 2016.
“Tranimacies: Intimate Links between Animal and Trans* Studies,” Symposium: The human condition in an other-than-human world, held during the exhibition “Elective Affinities,” State Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, RU, 27-28 November 2015.
“Puncture Wounds: Sensing Gender-Nonconformity Stigma in the Anti-Portrait,” Perverse Assemblages. Queering heteronormative orders inter/medially, University of Oldenburg, 29-31 January 2015.
“Contemporary Trans* Cinema: Affective Tendencies, Communities, and Styles,” Queer Film Culture: Queer Cinema and Film Festivals, University of Hamburg, 14-15 October 2014.
“The Haptic Cinema of Hans Scheirl,” Porn Studies, Film Forum Spring School, University of Udine, Gorizia, 8-10 April 2014.
“TransFeminist approaches in gender studies: The case of queer porn,” Master’s class in Gender Studies, Humboldt University, 22 October 2013.
“How do you know a film is complete?: Response to Susan Stryker’s Christine in the Cutting Room Presentation,” Doing Gender Lecture Series, Utrecht University, 30 May 2013.
“Disfiguration: On Violence and Negativity in Queer Art,” Dildo Anus Macht: Queer Abstraction Conference, Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, 22-24 November 2012.
“Post-posttranssexuals Investigating Touch, or, Groping Images of Trans-Eroticism after Sandy Stone,” PostpostTranssexual: Transgender Studies & Feminism Conference, Indiana University, 8-9 April 2011.
“The Violence of the Cut: Transgender Homeopathy and Cinematic Aesthetics,” Violence and Agency: Feminist Perspectives Series, University of Vienna, 15 April 2011.
“Shimmering Images: On Transgender Embodiment and Cinematic Aesthetics,” Illustere School and Spui25, University of Amsterdam, 13 January 2011.
“Groping Theory: Trans-Curiosity and Obscenity,” Queer Theory, Culture, and Politics Seminar, l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales Paris, January 2008.
“The Secret, the Curious and the Exposed, or, Looking at Trans Pornography with Foucault,” Mosse Lecture Series, University of Amsterdam, January 2007.
“Sex, Truth and Videotape, or On Representing Transgender Secrets,” Jenseits der Geschletergrenzen, Hamburg University, February 2006.
Panels and papers
With L. Horak and C. Keegan. “Trans-Produced, Then and Now: The Practice and Politics of Media Historiography” Trans*Studies International Conference: Gender, Embodiment, Sexuality, University of Tucson, Arizona, 8 September 2016.
With K. Schuller and A. Aizura, “Affect and Its Queer Intersections: Race, Trans, and Biopolitics”[Stream with three panels] Affect Theory Conference: Worldings | Tensions | Futures, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 14-17 October 2015.
“Art and Animality” panel, Cultural Studies Association, University of Utah, 29-31 May 2014.
“Tranimacies: Transgender, Animal, and Affect Studies” panel, Missing Links: The Somatechnics of Decolonialization, Linköping University, 17-19 June 2013.
With Tarja Laine, “Media as a Bodily Event” panel, European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra, 21-23 June 2012.
With Kam Wai Kui, “Trans Sexuality: A place to live in, a place to love in” panel, The First Dutch Transgender Conference: T3, Schorer Stichting Amsterdam, 6 November 2004.
“In the Name of Diversity and Inclusion,” The Geopolitics of Gender Studies – Conference for RINGS Annual Meeting, University of Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 16 November 2016.
“‘Follow the Protagonist, Always’: Portraits as a Social Justice Methodology,” Trans*Studies International Conference: Gender, Embodiment, Sexuality, University of Tucson, Arizona, 8 September 2016.
“Kitten Therapy and T-Selfies: On Resilience and TransAnimal Cute Aesthetics,” CONTROL, Annual Conference of the European Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, Stockholm University, SW, 14-17 June 2016.
“Micro-Analysis of Trans* Visual Activists: On Affective Exchange in Researching Portraiture,” Affect Theory Conference: Worldings | Tensions | Futures, Millersville University, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, US, 14-17 October 2015.
“Tranimacies: Animating Feminism, Animals and Trans Bodies,” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 13-16 November 2014.
“Photographic Flashes: Materializing (Trans)Gender Violence in Heather Cassils’ Durational Art,” New Materialist Methodologies: Gender, Politics, the Digital, Open University of Catalonia, 25-26 September 2014.
“Visual Activism in Del LaGrace Volcano’s Herm Body Series,” ATGender Spring Conference, Women’s Library Barcelona, 26-28 June 2014.
“Generative Negatives: Del LaGrace Volcano’s Herm Body Photographs,” Radical Negativity: Interrogating productive possibilities for negative states of being, Goldsmiths University of London, 13 June 2014.
“Tranimacies: On the Cuteness of Animated Animals and Transgender Bodies,” Cultural Studies Association, University of Utah, 29-31 May 2014.
“Sustaining Queer Time/Space: Durational/Sculptural Performance Art,” 4th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, University of Groningen, 1-3 July 2013.
“Tranimacies: Transgender, Animation, and Animacy,” Missing Links: The Somatechnics of Decolonialization, Linköping University, 17-19 June 2013.
“Trans Entities and ‘Nasty Love’: On The Bodily Event of Trans Pornographies,” European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra, 21-23 June 2012.
“The Obscenity of Trans Sex: The New Invisibility of Trans Women in Queer Porn,” Sexual Cultures Conference, Brunel University London, 20-22 April 2012.
“’Bad by Definition’: Re-theorizing Mimesis in Cinema and Transgender Studies,” Mimesis Now, University of Rochester, 5-7 April 2012.
“On Trans- and Interdisciplinary Models of Trans Cinema Studies,” International Symposium on Trans Cinema Studies, University of Amsterdam, 19 May 2009.
“Groping Theory: Trans-Curiosity and Obscenity,” TransSomatechnics: Theories and Practices of Transgender Embodiment, Simon Frasier University, Vancouver, 1-3 May 2008.
“Shimmering: The Experimental Technologies of Transsexuality and the Cinema,” Somatechnics Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 19-21 April 2007
“Sex, Truth and Videotape: Transgenderism and the Secret,” Deleuzian Lines/Queer Flights One Day Symposium, University of East London, 28 October 2005.
“Desire for/in Transition: Translovers, TransErotics and their Visual Representation,” Sixth International Congress on Sex and Gender Diversity, Manchester Metropolitan University, 10-12 September 2004.
Discussant & Workshop
“Conferences and Intensive Courses/Schools: Do’s and Please No’s” Workshop Seminar, Leiden Centre for the Arts in Society PhD Group, Leiden University, NL, 18 February 2016.
“Trans Inclusion is Good for Everybody” Workshop Seminar, Diversity Advising Group to Executive Board of Leiden University, Leiden University, NL, 12 February 2016.
“Animality” Workgroup Seminar, Cultural Studies Association, University of Utah, 29-31 May 2014.
With Jiro Ghianni. “Masculinity in all His/Her/Its Facets” dialogue lab on “TransMasculinity,” Seriously DIEP Pop-up University, Das Spectrum, Utrecht, 8 June 2013.
“QUEER Lecture Series – Theory Panel,” University of Amsterdam Pride Association, University of Amsterdam, 1 March 2013.
“Meet and greet the guests: Winner of Gender Category Lorenzo Triburgo in conversation with Eliza Steinbock,” Pride Photo Award Amsterdam, 30 September 2012.
“Queer Bodies, Queer Art” Discussion, Drift- A Festival about Gender and Sex Against the Tide, Utrecht, June 2012.
“New Feminist Materialism” Discussion, Annual Conference National Network Women’s Studies and Philosophy, Free University, Amsterdam, 19 March 2010.
“Erotixxx: Trans Porn Retrospective” Workshop, Get Bent! A Festival of Queer Diversity Manchester, 26 August 2007.
“Erotixxx: Trans Pornography Retrospective” Workshop, The Netherlands Transgender Film Festival, de Balie Cultural Center, Amsterdam, 26 May 2007
“It’s a Girl!” Debate, with M. Botman, S. Jensen, M. Delfos, I. Weeda, and Y. Kroonenberg, M. van der Linden moderating, Women Inc. Festival, Amsterdam, March 2006.
“Navigating portraiture while gender non-conforming,” Queering the Collection Lecture and Workshop, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, NL, 31 March 2016.
“Recovery: POST-PERFORMANCE of an AFTERTALK” [Performative Lecture with dancer/choreographer Florentina Holzinger], Frascati Theatre Issues: Mr.Mrs.Mx, Frascati, Amsterdam, NL, 1 May 2015.
“Transgender Modes to Decode” Expert Panelist KILK! Animation Film Festival, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 9 November 2014.
“Generations of Bananas: Feminist and Queer Theory in the exhibition ‘Gender as a Performance’” Opening Lecture, Chris Rijksen exhibition at International Gay-Lesbian Information, Documentation and Archive, Amsterdam Public Library, 18 January 2013.
“Framing Feminist Art, an Introduction to the film !Women Art Revolution!” Cracking the Frame: Art Film Series, Rialto Cinema, Amsterdam, 21 February 2012.
“Introducing: New Wave TransPorn,” TranScreen Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival, De Balie Cultural Center Amsterdam, 3 June 2011.
With Tim Stuettgen. “Changing the Hardware – On Bodymodification and Transgendersex,” Second Berlin Porn Film Festival, 25 October 2007.
With Tobaron Waxman. “GenderfluXXXors Uncoded: A FTM Supornova,” Le Petite Versailles Garden Projects, New York City, 24 September 2005.
“Trans Sexuality: A place to live in, a place to love in,” The First Dutch Transgender Conference: T3, Schorer Stichting, 6 November Amsterdam, 2004.