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Keynote: “Untitled,” Journal of Narrative Theory Dialogue, Eastern Michigan University, March 2017

Grayson Kirk Distinguished Lecturer: “Untitled, “ Miami University, March 2017

“Untitled,” Department of Dance, Theater, and Performance Studies, University of California, Berkeley, February 2017

“Untitled,” Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, San Francisco State University, February 2017

Invited Speaker: “The Right to Be Beautiful,” Program in Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship, Political Science Department, John Hopkins University, October

Invited Speaker: "The Promise of Beauty," The Politics of Beauty Summer School and Conference, Sociology, University of Cambridge, UK, August-September 2016

Invited Speaker: "Always Expanding and Never Closed: Archiving Subcultures," Moving Targets (exhibition), Arnolfini International Gallery, Bristol, UK, August 2016

Keynote: “The Promise of Beauty,” “Border Crossings” English Graduate Student Association Symposium, George Washington University, February 2016

“Intellectual Publics Presents: Mimi Thi Nguyen and Kandice Chuh on Beauty,” The Graduate Center at CUNY, New York City, New York, December 2015

Symposium Participant: "Beauty and Failure," When Is Art Political? Symposium, California Institute of the Arts, Aesthetics and Politics and the Transdisciplinary Aesthetics Foundation, Los Angeles, California, November 2015

"The Promise of Beauty," University of Arizona, Gender and Women's Studies Annual Lecture, September 2015

"The Promise of Beauty," University of Michigan, Asian/Pacific Islander American
Symposium, March 2015

"Time, and the Promise of Beauty," American Studies Colloquium, Purdue University, February 2015

"Damage Control, or the Promise of Beauty," Women's Studies, Vassar College, February 2015

"Minor Threats," Perverse Assemblages: Queering heteronormative orders inter/medially, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, January 2015

Guest Curator: Chicago Film Archives Crashers Series, The Hideout, Chicago, December 2014

Keynote: "Securing Beauty," How Do I Look? Race, Beauty, and Desire (11th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies), Lewis and Clark College, November 2014

“‘Pornography’ at the Limits of Feeling Human,” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, November 2014

San Francisco Public Library, RADAR Reading Series, November 2014

"On Freedom and Beauty," Biopolitical Afterlives: A Symposium, American Communities Program, California State University, Los Angeles, October 2014

Plenary Panelist: “The States of Southeast Asian American Studies” Conference, Minneapolis/St.Paul, University of Minnesota, October 2014

Keynote: “Damage Control, or the Promise of Beauty,” Colloquium for Critical Asian Studies and Critical Ethnic Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, May 2014

“Minor Threats,” Lines of Work: A Symposium on Intellectual Life and Labor Inside and Outside the Academy, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, March 2014

Panelist: “Borders,” for Feminist and Women’s Media Festival, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, March 2014

Participant: "Zines, Punk, and Reclamation: A Discussion for People of Color," Chicago Zine Fest, March 2014

"Rough Cut: A POC Zine Reading and Workshop," Jane Adams Hull House Museum, University of Illinois, Chicago, March 2014

“Accidental Napalm; Or, War, Beauty, Forgiveness,” Center for Southeast Asian Studies and Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, January 2014

Keynote Speaker: "Damage Control, and The Art of Governing Through Freedom," Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Biannual Conference "Dispersions," Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, January 2014

“The Hoodie as Sign, Screen, Expectation, and Force,” English and Cultural Studies Visiting Speakers Series, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, January 2014

Co-Organizer: "Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Theory, Genealogy, Performance," University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, December 2013

“On Transition and the Timetable,” American Studies Association Annual Conference, Washington DC, November

"On Balances and Bombs; The Liberal Way of War," Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program Lecture Series, Yale University, New Haven, New Hampshire, November 2013

Panelist: "Archive, Medium, Zine," Queer Methods Conference, English Department and Gender and Sexuality Studies Reading Group, University of Pennsylvania, October-November 2013

Touring Member, POCZP/Race Riot! Tour, October 2013

Panelist: “Cultural Work: Finding Our People, Finding Our Politics:  How Queer Cultural Work Builds Movements,” Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues Conference, Columbia University Law School, New York, October 2013

Co-Organizer: "Assemblages & Affinities: Reimagining Interdisciplinarity" Symposium, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, September

Co-Presenter (with Soo Ah Kwon): “Refiguring the Project of ‘Activism’ in Gender and Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies,” Critical Ethnic Studies Association Conference, Chicago, September 2013

Release Party for Guillotine 4: PUNK, Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour, Word Bookstore, Brooklyn, June 2013

Roundtable: "Refashioning Race, Gender, and Economy," Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU and Museum of Chinese in America, New York University, June 2013

Special Guest Performer, Sister Spit: The Next Generation (writers tour), Chicago, April 2013

"The Napalmed Girl; or, War, Beauty, Forgiveness," Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, University of Chicago, April 2013

"Missing Persons; On Being (or Not) in the Archives," Rhetoric and Public Culture/Communication Studies, Northwestern University, April 2013

"The Bomb Will Bring Us Together; On the Gift of Freedom and the Debt of War," and "Cut & Paste Revolution: A Zine-Making Workshop," Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Brown University, March 2013

"Lessons from the First Race Riot! Tour," with POC Zine Project, Chicago Zine Fest, March 2013

"Queer Zines: Doin' It in Print," ONE National Lesbian and Gay Archives and University of Southern California, February 2013

"Punk Anteriors: The Roundtable," Performance Studies and &Women and Performance: a journal of feminist theory& at New York University, Le Poisson Lounge, January 2013

"Liberal Peace, Liberal War, And Transition As The Passage Between Them," Cultural Studies Colloquium Series, George Mason University, October 2012

THE POC ZINE PROJECT TOUR, Multiple Locations and Dates, Fall 2012

"Meet Me at the Race Riot: People of Color in Zines from the 1990s to Today" (with Osa Atoe, Mariam Bastani, and Daniela Capistrano), Chicago Zine Fest, March 2012

"Race, Gender, and Sexuality: A Roundtable on Women's Publishing" (with Christy C. Road and Anne Elizabeth Moore," Columbia College/Chicago Zine Fest, March 2012

"Threadbared PDA: Public Displays of Aesthetics/Academics" (with Minh-Ha Pham), Critical Studies Lecture Series, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, 17 January 2012

"Meet Me at the Race Riot: People of Color in Zines from the 1990s to Today," Barnard College (a collaboration with For the Birds Distro, POC Zine Project, and the Barnard Zine Library), 16 November 2011

"On The Gift of Freedom," Department of English and Asian American Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania, 15 November 2011

“Of Prosthetics and Pageants: An Exploratory Talk on Disability, Humanitarianism, and Aesthetics,” Asian American Studies, University of Texas, Austin, 8 November 2011

"Making ...Race Riot," Midwest Zine Fest, Urbana, Illinois, April 2011

Panel Discussant: "Archiving the Underground: A Conversations on Zines in Academia,” Chicago Zine Fest, Chicago, March 2011

“The Gift of Freedom: A Transnational Feminist Critique,” Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide: Settler Colonialism/ Heteropatriarchy/ White Supremacy,” University of California, Riverside, Riverside, California, March 2011

Panel Chair and Discussant: “Restaging the Middle,” Queering the Middle: Sexual Diasporas, Race, and Region, A Queer Midwest Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October 2010

“The Gift of Freedom: A Transnational Feminist Critique,” Beyond Citizenship: Feminism and the Transformation of Belonging, The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, University of London, London, United Kingdom, July 2010

“The Biopower of Beauty: Humanitarian Imperialisms and Global Feminisms in the War on Terror,” Cultural Studies Symposium Series, Columbia College, Chicago, April 2010

Plenary Speaker: “Aesthetics, Access, Intimacy, or Race, Riot Grrrl, Bad Feelings,” The Message is in the Music: Hip Hop Feminism, Riot Grrrl, Latina Music, and More, Sarah Lawrence College, March 2010

Invited Roundtable Participant: “Feminist Studies meeting Cultural Studies: Two-part Round Table Discussion, Part One: The Colonial and The Postcolonial” (with Caren Kaplan, Minoo Moallem, Inderpal Grewal, and Jennifer Terry), Berkeley, California, March 2010

“Love, Ao Dai, and the Serial Example,” Asian American Visual Cultures Conference, University of Pennsylvania, February 2010 (Cancelled)