• On October 19, I'll be giving a talk titled "A Lab at the Top of the World: Transforming Tuberculosis Treatment in Cold War Alaska," at the Beaumont Medical Club at Yale University. 

  • On November 3, I'm scheduled to give a talk titled "Radiation, Indigenous Rights, and the Temporal Politics of Settler Colonialism in Cold War Alaska" at the History of Science Society Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

  • Sarah Pickman and I plan to present our co-authored paper "Darkness Falls: Arctic Darkness and the Meanings of Normative Time" at the Darkness conference in Longyearbyen, Svalbard in January 2019. 


  • 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.