On October 24th, I’ll be giving a lecture on “Psychological Fallout: Cold War Radiation Experiments and Reckoning with History in the Alaskan Arctic” as a part of History of Medicine Week at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
I’ll be presenting “Radioactivity, Identity, and the Politics of Harm in the Alaskan Arctic, 1955-1995” at the American Society for Environmental History annual meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, which will take place March 25-29, 2020.
2019. “Frontiers of Opportunity: Gender, Whiteness, and the Politics of Expertise in Alaska’s Tuberculosis Epidemic, 1945-1970.” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.
2019. “Blood is Thicker Than Politics: Biomedical Research, Indigenous Rights, and the Birth of a Bioeconomy in Cold War Alaska.” Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
2019. “Alcohol, Oil, and ‘Eskimo Capitalists’: Debating the Psychological Impact of Indigenous Self-Determination in the Alaskan Arctic, 1979-1984.” Decolonising Madness: Birth of a "Global Psyche" in the Aftermath of the Second World War, Birkbeck University of London, London, UK.
2018. “A Lab at the Top of the World: Transforming Tuberculosis Treatment in Cold War Alaska.” Beaumont Medical Club, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
2017. “Psychological Fallout: Radiation, Indigeneity, and Cold War Memories in the Alaskan Arctic.” History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
2017. “Alcohol, Oil and “Eskimo Capitalists”: Contesting the Barrow Alcoholism Study, 1979-1984." Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, Nashville, TN.
2016. “Melting the Ice Curtain: Indigeneity and Circumpolar Health in the Era of Glasnost.” Cold Science: Arctic Science in North America During the Cold War, 1945-1991." Trent University, Peterborough, ON.
2016. “Human Survival in a Hostile Climate: Indigeneity and Colonial BioScience in Cold War Alaska.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Annual Meeting, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.
2016. “Crops of the Vaccine Virus: Production, Pedigree, and Purity on American Vaccine Farms, 1870-1902.” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
2016. “A Lab at the Top of the World: Circumpolar Health and Indigenous Politics in Cold War Alaska.” Consortium for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Philadelphia, PA.
2015. “Melting the Ice Curtain: Indigeneity and the Alaska-Siberia Medical Research Program, 1983-1989.” Cold War Indigeneity in Science and Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
2014. “Arctic Medicine, Epidemiology, and “Eskimo” Blood: The Beginnings of Indigenous Biomedical Communities in Alaska.” 4S/ESOCITE Joint Annual Meeting, Buenos Aires, AR.
2013. “From the “People’s Vaccine” to the Alaska Area Specimen Bank: Alaska Native People’s and the Making of Indigenous Biomedical Knowledge.” Transnational Futures of Indigenous History, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
2013. “The Cold War on Alcoholism: Gender, Politics and the Shaping of American Alcoholism, 1950-1966.” Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC.
2011. “Before Betty Ford: Explaining the Panic Over Female Alcoholism, 1965-1980,” Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine. Philadelphia, PA.
2011. “Before Betty Ford: Explaining the Panic Over Female Alcoholism, 1965-1980.” International Conference on the History of Alcohol and Drugs, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY.