In May 2019, I will present “Blood is Thicker Than Politics: Biomedical Research, Indigenous Rights, and the Birth of a Bioeconomy in Cold War Alaska” at a symposium on “Biocolonialism: Perspectives from the Humanities” at the University of Leeds in Leeds, UK.

In June 2019, I will be presenting “Frontiers of Opportunity: Gender, Whiteness, and the Politics of Expertise in Alaska’s Tuberculosis Epidemic, 1945-1970,” at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

Selected PAST

  • 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.