Conferences & Talks


When the science is settled but the people are not: Lessons for science communication in times of chaos. Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference 2022.

Papers Presented

The case for supplemental style guides. IEEE ProComm 2022.

From Unraveling to Empowering: Science Communication on Twitter in the Age of Disinformation. 2021 Humber Interdisciplinary Academic Conference at Toronto International Festival of Authors.

Using ice cream to communicate culture and social justice values: What Ben & Jerry’s flavor campaigns can teach us about using food to make change. 2021 joint conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society, Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, Canadian Association for Food Studies, & the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition.

This meeting could have been an email: Research-based practices for effective team meetings. 2021 Iowa State University Graduate and Professional Student Conference.

Diversity in my workplace. Antioch University Seattle 2011 Senior Symposium.

Panels Organized

2014    Fan fiction: Sharing, creating, and the law. GeekGirlCon 2014.

Invited Talks

It depends!: How editors work with singular ‘they.’ ACES The Society for Editing. Co-presented with Dr. Jo Mackiewicz.

Labor issues in writing program administration. ENGL 631 Writing Program Administration.

Graduate student precarity in technical communication programs. Rhetoric & Professional Communication faculty meeting, Department of English, Iowa State University.

Working with students on difficult speech topics. Iowa State University Speech Communication Program.

Invited Literary Performances

The Seattle Poetry Slam, July 2018

The Seattle Poetry Slam, October 2017.

M. A. D. Linguist, Prescott, AZ, March 2002.

Green Mill Lounge, Chicago, IL, April 2000.

Washington State Reformatory, Monroe, WA, 1997.

Nuyorican Poets Café, New York, NY, 1996.

Invited Media Appearances

KEXP-FM. (2014 June).

Northwest Cable News (2001 August).

Mornings Live on Q, KCPQ 13 Fox TV (2000 May).

Davila, F. (1998 October). “Eight Ways of Seeing Clinton’s Testimony: Perspectives Vary Among Culture Leaders in State.” The Seattle Times. Northwest Focus (1996 May). Broadcast on KZOK-FM, KYCW-FM, KJR-FM, KJR-AM, KGON-FM, KNBP-AM, KFXX-AM, KISM-FM, KSBN-AM.