Talks & Papers (most recent)

Invited Talks and Lectures

2020. “Alien Files: The Green Card as Racial Control.” Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University, October 22.


2020. “Disorienting the Border Machine.” Conference for Research on Choreographic Interfaces, Brown University, March 5-7.


2020. “Automating Control: Race, Technology and Border Making.” Department of American Studies, University of Texas at Austin, February 10.


2020. “On the Cybernetic Border: Race, Identification, and Automation.” Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley, February 3.


2019. “Intruder Firebee: Biopolitical Scripts in the U.S. Frontier.” Department of Communication, University of California – San Diego, February 11.


2019. “Operations of Inclusion/Exclusion: Articulations of the Border Technopolitical Regime.” SSRG, Cornell University, Ithaca, February 4.

Papers Presented

2019. “From the Green Card to ADIT: Alien Data and Regimes of Connectivity, 1940s-1970s.” New Voices in Science & Technology Studies Symposium, Williams College, Williamstown, November 1-3.


2019. “Predator Eyes: Drones and Imperial Regenerations along the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science: Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, New Orleans, September 4-7.

2019. “Automating Immigration Control: Latinxs in the History of Data Bodies.” Digitizing Race: Making Latinxs in the 21st Century, New York University, New York, March 7-8.

2017. “Border Disturbances: Dissent in the Age of the Machine.” American Studies Association Conference, Chicago, November 9-12.

2017. “Drone Development as Boundary Making: Firebees and the U.S. Nation in the Cold War.” Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science: STS (In)Sensibilities, Boston, August 30-September 2.