Presentations

An archive of all upcoming and past peer-reviewed conference papers, workshops, panel presentations, and roundtables. This list also includes community talks, media links, and discussions.


Conference Workshops

“Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed: Anti-Colonial Digital Humanities Methods and Praxis” with Ashley Morford (University of Toronto) and Arun Jacob (McMaster University), Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), June 2019

“Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed: Reprogramming Wikipedia to Decolonize Classroom Learning” with Ashley Morford (University of Toronto) and Arun Jacob (McMaster University, 2019 HASTAC Conference: Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education,” Vancouver, BC, May 2019

“Practicing Digital Pedagogy Librarianship: Building Critical and Queer Feminist Communities” with Anne Cong-Huyen (University of Michigan), Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy (CLAP) Symposium, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, November 2018 (Access the slides as archived in the University of Arizona repository)

“Organizing Against Violence: Community-Engaged Pedagogies and Liberatory Futures” with Mallika Bose (Penn State University), 2018 Imagining America National Gathering, Chicago, IL, October 2018


Roundtable Organization and Participation

“Precarious Labor and Radical Care in Digital and Public Humanities,” 2019 HASTAC Conference: Decolonizing Technologies, Reprogramming Education,” Vancouver, BC; Participants: Anne Cong-Huyen (University of Michigan), Nicola Andrews (NC State University), Dhanashree Thorat (University of Kansas), Kush Patel (University of Michigan), May 2019

“Re-Envisioning Graduate Education for Public Work Inside and Outside the University,” 2016 Imagining America National Conference, Milwaukee, WI; Participants: John Saltmarsh (New England Resource Center for Higher Education, NERCHE), Malcolm Tariq (U-M English Language & Literature), Kush Patel (U-M Architecture), October 2016

“Public Scholarship and Graduate Education: Strengthening Connections, Delineating Futures,” 2015 Imagining America National Conference, Baltimore, MD; Participants: Matthew Countryman, Laura Schram, Kush Patel (University of Michigan); Bruce Burgett, Miriam Bartha, Monica De La Torre (University of Washington), October 2015


Panel Organization and Participation

“En-Compassing Latitudes: Methodologies, Pedagogies, and Trajectories of Global DH” with Anne Cong-Huyen (University of Michigan) and Viola Lasmana (University of Southern California), Global DH Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, March 2019

“Nurturing Citizen Scholarship: Civic Education and Digital Learning in the Neoliberal University” with Brandon Locke (Michigan State University), kynita stringer-stanback (University of California-Santa Barbara), Chelsea Heinbach (University of Nevada), and Rikk Mulligan (Carnegie Mellon University), DLF 2018 Forum, Las Vegas, October 2018

“Turning to PAGE,” Closing Plenary Session on Intergenerational Justice: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning from the Central Valley to the National IA Network, 2017 Imagining America National Conference, UC-Davis, CA, October 2017

Session chair, “Exploring Theoretical and Methodological Frameworks of Environmental Design Research for Advancing Social Change,” Environmental Design Research Association 45 New Orleans, LA; Speakers: David Seamon, Julia Robinson, Kush Patel, May 2014

Session chair, “Enriching Environmental Design Research,” Environmental Design Research Association 44 Providence, RI; Speakers: David Seamon, Linda N. Groat, Kush Patel, May 2013

Session chair, “Hard Space, Soft Space Architectures of Appropriation,” Environmental Design Research Association 43, Seattle, WA; Speakers: Karen Franck, Peter Aeschbacher, Kush Patel, June 2012

Session chair, “Space, Everyday Life, and Architectures of Control,” Environmental Design Research Association 42, Chicago, IL; Speakers: Peter Aeschbacher, Aleksandar Vujkov, Kush Patel, May 2011


Individual Presentations

“Pedagogies of the Digitally Oppressed: Anti-Colonial Critiques and Transnational Collaborations within #OurDhIs Organizing” with Ashley Morford (University of Toronto) and Arun Jacob (McMaster University), Global DH Conference, Michigan State University, East Lansing, March 2019

“Practicing Digital Pedagogy Librarianship at U-M: Critical Feminist Engagements” with Anne Cong-Huyen, Digital What? Building Digital Research and Making Communities at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2018

“The Plot Beneath the Garden: Engaging the Community, Informing an Archive” with Natosha Tallman and Zoe Kaufman, UM3Detroit Conference, University of Michigan, Dearborn, May 2018 (Media: Video)

“Configuring Space, Configuring Expectations: Lucien Kroll and the Participatory Design of La Mémé, Brussels,” Streitsache: Architecture as Matter of Contention, 2nd Candide: Journal of Architectural Knowledge Conference, RWTH Aachen, Germany, January 2015

“Seeking Participation, Seeking Change: Lucien Kroll and the Architecture of La Mémé, Brussels,”Environmental Design Research Association 45, New Orleans, LA, May 2014

“Human Factors and Social Research: Discussing Multiple Understandings of Social Space,” Environmental Design Research Association 44 Providence, RI, May 2013

“Locating softness in the program-oriented architecture of Bernard Tschumi,”Environmental Design Research Association 43, Seattle, WA, May 2012

“Social Space, Spatial Practice,”Environmental Design Research Association 42, Chicago, IL, May 2011

“Outlining the relationship between space and social agency in architecture,” Michigan Social Theory Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, March 2010

“Ecology as Lived: An Inquiry into the role and meaning of lived space in architectural design,” Theory Forum ’09: Sheffield School of Architecture, Sheffield, UK, November 2009

“Between the ideal and real: An inquiry into definitions of space in the works of architect-theorist, Bernard Tschumi, social-theorist, Henri Lefebvre, and spatial-theorist, Bill Hillier,” 5th Annual Research Student Symposium – Architectural Humanities Research Association (UK), Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, December 2008

“Spatio-Functional Analysis of an Indian Colonial Imprint, Calcutta: Core and the Center,” Conference Poster, ACSA 96th Meeting: Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins, Houston, TX, March 2008


Invited Community Talks and Panel Discussions

“Practitioners Speak: Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside Academia,” Institute for Social Change Panel Discussion and Practitioner Roundtable, Rackham Program in Public Scholarship, University of Michigan; Presenters: Natalie Holbrook, Tracy Hall, Brenda Tindal, Kush Patel, May 2018

“Critical Pedagogy,” Brownbag Discussion, Instructor College, University of Michigan Library; Presenters: Maura Seale, Anne Cong-Huyen, Meredith Kahn, Kush Patel, May 2018

“Education and Teaching in Diverse Settings,” PhD Career Conference Panel Discussion, Rackham Graduate School and University Career Center, University of Michigan; Panelists: Neeraja Aravamudan, Karishma Collette, Tonya Matthews, Kush Patel, February 2018

“Turning to PAGE,” Closing Plenary Dialogue on “Intergenerational Justice: Community Engaged Teaching and Learning from the Central Valley to the National IA Network,” 2017 Imagining America National Conference, UC-Davis, October 2017

“Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Public Humanities Programming,” Guest Lecture in Alternative Practices, Instructor: Linda N. Groat, The Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, November 2016

History of Public Scholarship at the University of Michigan,” Moderated panel discussion (with Amanda Healy), celebrating the role and importance of public scholarship at U-M, as well as the launch of program’s new name, Rackham Graduate School, September 2016

“Humanists of the Future: Exchange on Public and Collaborative Humanities,” Group Conversation with NEH Chair on Engaged Teaching in the Humanities, Rackham Graduate School, February 2016

Positioning Design Studies: Interstitial Relationships in Architecture,” Session Moderator, Doctoral Colloquium, The Taubman College, University of Michigan, November 2015

Selected to represent Imagining America’s PAGE program and share a testimonial to honor IA’s “Key of Excellence” Award from Phi Beta Kappa Society’s National Arts & Sciences Initiative, Imagining America Annual National Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 2015 (Media: Video)

“Building Awareness, Enacting Change,” Engaged Pedagogy Symposium Presentation, LSA Office of Community-Engaged Academic Learning, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, April 2015

“Human Factors and Social Research,” Guest Lecture in Research Methods, Instructor: Elizabeth Keslacy, College of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, November 2013