1. Respondent, “Humor and Subversion in Pacific Literature,” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 1/6/12.
  2. Roundtable Participant, “Indigenous Languages and Litertures,” Modern Language Association, Seattle, WA, 1/5/12.
  3.  Presenter: “Pacific Unity,” University of Washington, Seattle, 1/5/12.
  4. Presenter: “The Insular Empire,” Sponsored by the University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Marianas Club. Honolulu, HI, 11/17/11.
  5. Presenter, “Organic Acts: How my Grandmother Revised the Poem of Her Life,” Center of Biographical Research, U of Hawai’i, Manoa, 8/22/11. 
  6. Presenter, “Contemporary Chamoru Literature.” South Pacific Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature.” Victoria University, Wellington. 7/23/11.
  7. Guest Lecturer: “Ta(la)ya: Pacific Literature, Genealogical Testimony, and Guam’s Struggle for War Reparations.” Other Voices Lecture Series, March 2011
  8. Panelist: “Pacific Visual Poetry,” Documenting Oceania after the 20th Century, Pacific Arts
  9. Association at the College Arts Association Conference, New York City, February 2011.
  10. Panelist: “Writing Culture, Writing Story: the Intersection of Poetry and Ethnography,” The Poets’ House, New York City, November 2010
  11.  Colloquium Facilitator: “U.S. Militarism in Guam and the Poetic Disruptions of Commemoration,” Asian Diasporas Research Cluster Workshop, University of California, Santa Cruz, October 2010.
  12.  Keynote: “Poetry, Power, and Witness,” Pacific Islands Lecture Series, City College of San Francisco, October 2010.
  13.  Presenter: “Casting a Literary Net: New Chamorro Writing,” University of California, Los Angeles, October 2010.
  14.  Presenter: “Small Press Publishing.” National Latino Writer’s Conference, The National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM, May 2010.
  15.  Keynote: “Navigating Diaspora, Mapping Culture, and the Poetics of Being From,” Mills College, South Asian Middle Eastern Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Oakland, CA, April 2010
  16.  Presenter: “Whitewashing American Hybrid Aesthetics.” Association of Writers & Writing Programs Annual Conference, Denver, CO, April 2010. 
  17. Presenter: “Indigenizing Poetics, Written ‘Olelo: Brandy Nalani McDougall’s The Salt Wind Ka Makani Pa‘akai.” Native American Literary Symposium, Albuquerque, New Mexico, March 2010.
  18.  Presenter: “Militarism, Tourism, and Oceanic Voices: Chamoru poet Craig Santos Perez.” Asian Pacific Americas Research Cluster 5th Annual Graduate Student Conference: “Spatial Imaginaries and Critical Geographies,” UC Santa Cruz, February 2010.
  19.  Presenter: “Community & Academic Writing Programs: A Panel for Emerging Writers.” PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) & Achiote Press. San Francisco Public Library, December 2009 
  20. Presenter: “New Poetry from Guahan (Guam) and Its Political Contexts.” 5th Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word and Poetry Summit, University of California, Berkeley, August 2009
  21.  Presenter: “Narrative Tattoo Patterns: the Tatauic Literary Imagination in Albert Wendt’s Sons for the Return Home and Leaves of the Banyan Tree.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference, May 2009 
  22. Presenter: “Inter-indigenous Poetic Collaboration: Mohawk / Samoa Transmigrations,” National Association of Ethnic Studies Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2009
  23. Presenter: “Representing Apia: Albert Wendt’s Leaves of the Banyan Tree & Sia Figiel’s Where We Once Belonged,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Harvard University, March 2009
  24. Presenter: “The Two Tourisms of Pacific Writing,” American Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Texas, Austin, October 2008
  25. Presenter: “Militarization, Chamorro Sovereignty, and the United Nations,” Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA, October 2008
  26. Presenter: “The Social, Cultural, and Environmental Impacts of U.S. militarization on Guam,” Annual meeting of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) on Non-Self Governing Territories, United Nations, New York, NY, October 2008
  27. Presenter: “Creating a Subblogtern Counterpublic Sphere.” A Conference on Contemporary Poetics and Political Activism, California College of the Arts, May 2008
  28. Presenter: “Transindigenous Collaboration: Caroline Sinavaiana and James Thomas Stevens,” Native American Studies Hemispheric Conference, University of California, Davis, May 2008
  29. Presenter: “The Aesthetics of Indigenizing Articulations: On Native American and Native Pacific Literatures,” 6th Annual Conference of Ethnic Studies in California, University of California, Berkeley, March 2008
  30.  Presenter: “Experimental Translations from the Chamorro,” The Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, New York City, February 2008
  31. Presenter: “Demystifying the Process: Publishing Poetry,” Mills College, November 2007
  32. Presenter: “Pacific Islanders in Higher Education,” Mua ‘O Pacific Islander Higher Education Recruitment Programs, University of California, Berkeley, July 2007
  33. Presenter: “Pacific Islander Poetry,” Conference on Chamorro Self-Determination and Sovereignty, University of California, Berkeley, April 2007
  34. Presenter: “Small Press Publishing,” Creative Writing Publishing Symposium, University of San Francisco, April 2007
  35. Presenter: “Publishing, marketing, and developing a small literary press.” Creative Writing Career and Craft Panel, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA, March 2007



High Schools: I’ve spoken at many of the public high schools in Guahan (Guam) as part of the Guam Humanities Council Spring 2010 Project “Community Converstaions.” In the Fall of 2010, I visited a “Pacific Literature” course at Kamehameha High School, Kapalama Campus.

Universities and Colleges:

  1. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Immigration to Hawai’i and the U.S.,” Spring 2012 (2/2/12)
  2. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Intro to Pacific Studies,” Fall 2011 (11/1/11)
  3. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Intro to English Studies,” Fall 2011 (11/28/11)
  4. Kansas University: “Global Indigenous Literature,” Fall 2011 (11/21/11)
  5. U of Hawai’i, Manoa: “Poetry: Form and Theory,” Fall 2011 (11/17/11)
  6. UCLA (via Skype): Pacific Literature and Cultures, Fall 2011 (11/15/11)
  7. Syracuse University (via Skype), “Documentary Poetics,” Fall 2011 (10/27/11)
  8. UC Berkeley (via Skype), Native American Literature,” Fall 2011 (8/3/11)
  9. UC Berkeley (via Skype), “Native American Studies,” Spring 2011
  10. Pacific University, “Introduction to Anthropology,” Spring 2011
  11. Pacific University, “Ecology and Poetry,” Spring 2011
  12. Victoria University, Wellington (via Skype): “Pacific Literature,” Fall 2010
  13. Syracuse University (via Skype): “Documentary Poetics,” Fall 2010
  14. Western Washington University (via Skype): “Avant Garde Poetry,” Fall 2010
  15. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Fall 2010
  16. Mills College: “Ethnic Poetries,” Fall 2010
  17. California Institute of the Arts: “Documentary Poetics,” Fall 2010
  18. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Graduate Poetry Workshop,” Fall 2010
  19. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Poetry of Place,” Fall 2010
  20. Pacific University: “Poetry and Politics,” Spring 2010
  21. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Spring 2010
  22. University of Guam: “Creative Writing,” Spring 2010
  23. University of Guam: English & Communications Department, Spring 2010
  24. Guam Community College: “English Composition,” Spring 2010
  25. UC Santa Cruz: “Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Native Americas,” Spring 2010
  26. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Literature of the Pacific,” Fall 2009
  27. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Fall 2009
  28. UC Berkeley: “Native American Studies: Reading and Composition,” Summer 2009
  29. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa: “Poetry and Politics,” Spring 2009.
  30. Los Medanos College: “Reading and Composition,” Spring 2009
  31. Pacific University: “Poetry and Politics,” Spring 2009
  32. San Francisco State University: “Writers on Writing,” Fall 2008