2021. “Security’s Porosity.” Anthropology Department Seminar. Chinese University of Hong Kong. November 12.

2021. “On Aliveness: Viruses, Evolution, Life.” Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Hong Kong: May 18.

2019. “The Threat of Queer Bodies: HIV, Sexuality, and Biosecurity in South Korea.” Women’s Studies Department. University of Hawaii, Manoa. Honolulu, HI: February 12.

2019. “‘A Walking Bomb’: HIV, Biosecurity, and Sexuality in Contemporary South Korea.” Stevens Institute of Technology. Hoboken, NJ: February 5.

2018. “Soldiers, Sex, Subversion: Queer Militarization in South Korea.” East Asian Studies Program. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. November 12.

2018. “On the Banality of South Korean Militarization: A Queer Consideration.” Department of Anthropology. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA. November 9.

2018. “The ‘Ghosting’ of Health: Queer Infections, Biosecurity, and HIV/AIDS in South Korea.” Queer Korea: Health and Cultural Representation. Brown University. Providence, RI. April 7.

2018. “Queer Taboos: South Korea, Sex Panics, and Family.” Keynote Speaker for Annual Anthropology Club Conference. University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. February 24.

2017. “The Panicked Mother: Queer Infections and the Limits of Family in South Korea.” Rethinking East Asian Families and Family Laws: Critical Legal, Gender, and Ethnographic Perspectives. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. May 10-12.

2016. “The Threat of One’s Labor: Queer Activism and Korea’s Capitalist Imaginaries.” Institute for Cross-Cultural Studies, Seoul National University. Seoul, South Korea. May 18.


2021. “The Porosity of a Transnational Korea.” American Anthropological Association. Baltimore, MD. November 17-21.

2021. “Non-neoliberal Sexualities: A Different Sort of Queer Youth Guidance.” Socialism, Capitalism, and Childhood. Atlanta, GA. October 20-21.

2021. “A City in a Bunker in a City: Demilitarized Art in South Korea.” Association of Asian Studies. Seattle, WA. March 25-28.

2018. “The Unending: Cold War Temporalities and Peninsular Destruction.” American Anthropological Association. San Jose, CA. November 14-18.

2018. “Towards a Kinship of Viruses.” National Women’s Studies Association’s Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. November 8-11.

2018. “Security, Interrupted: Queering Family Law in Contemporary South Korea.” Association of Asian Studies. Washington, DC. March 22-25

2017. “An Emerging Manifesto: The Movement to Queer South Korean Citizenship.’” American Anthropological Association. Washington DC. November 29-December 3.

2017. “#QueersAgainstIslamophobia: A South Korean Rejoinder.” National Women’s Studies Association’s Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD. November 15-19.

2017. “On Masculinity and Violence: The Toxicity of the South Korean Military.” Academy for Korean Studies in Europe. Prague, CZ. April 20-23.

2016. “‘Homosexuality Out!”: Military Law and Queer Threats in South Korea.’” American Anthropological Association. Minneapolis, MN. November 16-20.

2016. “Queer States of Security: Police Violence, Sovereignty, and Freedom in Korea.” (Korean) The Queer Studies Session of the 8th LGBTI Human Rights Forum. Seoul, South Korea. March 4-6.

2014. “Specters of Seoul: The Militarization of Visibility.” Association of Asian Studies. Philadelphia, PA. March 27-30.

2013. “Militarized Futures: Gay Men in a Precarious South Korea.”  American Anthropological Association. Chicago, IL. November 20-24.