Inside U.S. Academia.” Panelist at the March for Science. Reykjavík, Iceland, April 2017.

“From Bullet Bras to Bra Burning: The Changing Lives of Women in the ’50s, ’60s and Beyond.” Panelist at The Tannery Series at the Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA, March 2014.

“Refashioning Race, Gender, and Economy.” Panelist at MOCA, the Museum of Chinese in America, co-hosted with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University. New York, June 2013.

“Inside the Industry: Fashion Leaders Speak Out About the Modeling Industry’s Size-Zero Standard.” Panelist, organized by The Model Alliance and the National Eating Disorder Association, Pace University. New York, February 2013.

Invited Debater, “Proposition: This House Believes the Pursuit of Beauty Harms Women.” The College Historical Society, Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. October 2012.

“The Economy of Beauty.” Panelist at Soho Rep Theater, Off-Broadway post-play discussion for The Ugly One. New York, February, 2011.


"Going Viral: Content Creators in the Emerging Field of Digital Cultural Production."

  • Boston University Questrom, Organizations, October 2021

  • Emlyon, Organizations, Critical and Ethnographic Center, Lyon, France, September 2021

  • Standford Ethnography Lab, April 2021

"The Potlatch Revisited: Status and Economic Domination"

  • Université de Lausanne, Centre en études genre CEG. Lausanne, Switzerland, May 2019

  • University of Southern California, Department of Sociology Colloquium. Los Angeles, February 2019

  • University of Texas at Austin, Department of Sociology Seminar Series. Austin, March 2019

  • University of California, Sociology Department. Berkeley, March 2018

  • University of Iceland, Sociology Department. Reykjavík, Iceland, April 2017.

"Girls in the Consolidation of Class among Elites: A Return to Ownership in the Forms of Capital"

  • Central European University, Department of Sociology Colloquium. Budapest, October 2015

  • University of Beograd, Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory, Serbia, June 2014

  • Princeton University, Center for the Study of Social Organization, March 2014

  • Northwestern University, 16th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, Keynote Address March 2014

  • L’Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, November 2013

  • Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, November 2013

  • University of Amsterdam, Center for Gender and Sexuality, October 2013

"Status as Collective Accomplishment: Doing Display among the New Global Elite"

  • Emory Department of Sociology Colloquium, March 2016

  • University of Amsterdam, Dynamics of Citizenship and Culture, AISSR, October 2013

  • University of Verona, Italy, Department of Sociology, June 2013

  • MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar, MIT March 2013

  • University of Pennsylvania, Urban Ethnography Workshop, November 2012

"Pricing Looks, Pricing Beauty: The Gendered Production of Value in Fashion Modeling"

  • Media Design University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany, October 2013

  • Furman University, South Carolina, “Book of the Year” Undergraduate Lecture, March 2013

  • King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Keynote Address for the Women’s Studies Conference, April 2012

  • University of Warwick, UK, Sociology Seminar Series, March 2012

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sociology Seminar Series, March 2012

  • Columbia University, New Pathways for the Social Sciences Colloquium, February 2012

  • Northwestern University, Department of Sociology Seminar Series, November 2011

  • Harvard University, Culture and Social Analysis Workshop, “New Directions in Cultural Sociology,” September 2011

  • Stanford University, Economic Sociology workshop series, April 2011

  • Boston University Women’s Guild, “Lunch and Learn Lecture,” March 2011

"Race and Value in Cultural Production: High-End Ethnic in Fashion Modeling"

  • Boston College, Department of Sociology Seminar Series, November 2012

  • Brandeis University, Sociology Department Spring Colloquium Series, February 2010

  • University of Mary Washington, Alpha Kappa Delta Induction Ceremony in collaboration with Women’s History Month Guest Lecture, March 2010

  • Simmons College, Alpha Kappa Delta Induction Ceremony Guest Lecture, May 2010

"The London Look: The City as Cultural Production"

  • Yale University, Modern Britain Group, February 2012

"Free to Those Who Can Afford It: The Everyday Affordance of Privilege"

  • Cornell University, Economic Sociology Seminar Series, September 2011

"Superstar Longevity and Burnout in the Globalized Creative Industries"

  • Stanford University, SCANCOR Seminar Series, April 2011