2019. “Market-based Sustainability.” UC Davis Alternatives in Agriculture Seminar. Davis, CA: March 4.
2011. "Improving Market Access for Emerging South African Rooibos Farmers." University of California at Davis Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program Workshop. Davis, CA: April 19-20.
Organized Sessions and Chaired Panels
2021. Session Organizer. 2021. “Academic Justice in Collaboration: Space for Sharing and Coalition Building.” Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting. Virtual/Jacksonville FL: January 27.
2020. Session Organizer. 2020. “Populism, Democracy, and Development.” American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting. Virtual: August 11.
2020. Discussant. 2020. "Gender, Development and Multinational Migration." Gender, Labor and Migration Symposium, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ: February 6.
2020. Session Co-organizer. 2020. "Decolonizing Gender: Feminism in the Global South and North." Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) Winter Meeting. San Diego, CA: January 31.
2019. Chair. 2019. "Analyzing Discourse: Knowledge, Power, and Development." Annual Sociology of Development Conference, Notre Dame University. South Bend, IN: October 18.
2018. Session Co-organizer. "Frontiers of Feminist Development." ASA Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA: August 12.
2018. Chair. "Populist Discourses. " New Directions in the Study of Populism Workshop. Glendale, AZ: March 16.
2021. "Transformative Societies: Indigenous Foodways in Post-Authoritarian Environments. Paper presented at ASA Annual Meeting. Chicago: August 7.
2021. “Fair Trade and Rooibos Terroir in Wupperthal, South Africa.” Paper presented at Action Research Network of the Americas (ARNA) Annual Meeting. Puerto Vallarta: June 18.
2021. “Intersectional Colonialities: Feminist Perspectives on Inequality and Development.” IV International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum. Puerto Alegre, Brazil: February 24.
2020. “Sustainable Participatory Action Research: Methods, Challenges, Ethics.” ASA Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: August 10.
2019. “Anti-colonial Feminism and the Ethics of Development.” Special Session of the ASA Annual Meeting. New York, NY: August 13.
2018. "'We Have no Political Place to Stand on': Race and Democracy in Rural South Africa." Annual Sociology of Development Conference, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Urbana, IL: October 20.
2018. "Cultivating Heritage: Sustainable Development in the South African Cederberg." ASA Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA: August 11.
2018. "Knowledge in Action: Negotiating Theories of Power in the Field." Action Research Network of the Americas Annual Meeting, University of California San Diego. San Diego, CA: June 30.
2017. "The Ethics of Development Research: A Critical Review." Annual Sociology of Development Conference, Wayne State University. Detroit, MI: October 5.
2017. “Gendered Livelihoods and Community Politics in Post-apartheid South Africa.” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC: August 12.
2016. "Capabilities for Sustainability: Livelihoods and Culture in the South African Cederberg." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA: August 23.
2015. “Participatory Commodity Networking: An Integrated Framework for Fairtrade Research and Support.” ASU Democracy Conference. Tempe, AZ: December 4.
2015. "Whose Knowledge Counts? Skills Development in Fairtrade Producer Networks." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL: August 24.
2015. "Fair Trade and Racial Equity in Africa." International Studies Association Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA: February 19.
2013. "From Dependency to Interconnectedness: Introducing the Participatory Commodity Network Research Approach." Annual Sociology of Development Conference, University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: October 24.
2012. "South Africa's Rooibos Tea Industry: Social Sustainability Dimensions and Prospects." Annual Sociology of Development Conference, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA: November 2.
2012. "Commodity Networking for Sustainable Development: Fair Trade and South Africa's Emerging Rooibos Tea Sector." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO: August 20.
Selected Campus Talks
2014. "Sustainability, Power, and Participation in South Africa's Rooibos Tea Industry." School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Symposium. Glendale, AZ: October 2.
2014. "Paternalism or Empowerment? Racial (In)Equity in African Fairtrade." New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Faculty Colloquium. Glendale, AZ: March 17.
2013. "Emerging Markets, Sustainable Methods: Political Economy Empowerment in South Africa's Rooibos Tea Sector." Sociology in Progress Lecture Series. Fort Collins, CO: February 8.
2012. "New Methods for Sustainable Development: Participatory Commodity Networking within South Africa's Emerging Rooibos Tea Sector." Center for Fair and Alternative Trade (CFAT) Monthly Seminar. Fort Collins: CO: May 4.
2011. "Sustainable Market Access Development in South Africa's Emerging Rooibos Tea Sector." Africa Rising: New Enterprise Solutions to Old Development Problems Research Colloquium. Fort Collins, CO: March 31.