Academic /Professional paper presentations
  1. "Moishe Postone's Critique of Value: Ecology, Subjectivity, and Climate Denial." Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), April, 2022 (Chicago, IL).

  2. “Heteronomy Unbound: Climate Change, Covid, and the Death Drive.” Annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), April, 2022 (Birmingham, AL).

  3. “Climate Change, Critical Theory, and the Problem of Subjectivity.” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA)/Self and Society mini-conference, August, 2021(virtual).

  4. “Environmental Sociology, Subjectivity, and the Future.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), March 20, 2021 (virtual).

  5. “Negative Dialectics, Sociobiophysical Disintegration, and the Future.” Nineteenth Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC), Virtual conference hosted by the University of South Florida (June, 2021).

  6. “Market Environmentalism and the Neoliberal Self.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), April 4, 2020 (Omaha, NE) [cancelled due to COVID-19]

  7. “Critical Reflections on America`s Green New Deal: Capital, Labor, and the Dynamics of Contemporary Social Change.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), April 5, 2020 (Omaha, NE) [cancelled due to COVID-19]

  8. “Global Climate Change and Critical Theory” Annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA), October 15, 2020 (virtual).

  9. ​“Wither Marx?: Sociological Complicity in the War on Truth” Annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA), October 16, 2020 (virtual).

  10. “Critical Theory and Global Climate Change: What is to be Done? And Who is Going to Do It?” Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society (MSS), April 20, 2019 (Chicago, IL).

  11. “Planetary Crisis, the Dynamic of Capital, and Contemporary Ecological Subjectivity” meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA)/Self and Society mini conference August, 2019 (New York, NY).

  12. “Nature, Totality, and Social Mediation: A Reply to Foster’s False Polarizations.” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (August, 2018). [Unable to attend due to flight cancellation]

  13. Global Climate Change and the Treadmill of Production of Value.” Third International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum of Sociology, Vienna, Austria (July, 2016).

  14. “If climate ‘changes everything’, why does so much remain the same?” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Seattle, WA (August, 2016).

  15. “Toward a Critical-Functionalist Model of Contemporary Ecological Subjectivity” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA)/Self and Society mini-conference,  Seattle, WA (August, 2016).

  16. “Alienation in the University.” Invited presentation for special panel: Critical Theory and the Everyday Life of the Critical Theorist. Midwestern Sociological Society (MSS), Chicago, IL (March, 2016).

  17. “Capital, History, and Environmental Politics: Alienation as Self-Generated Domination.” Annual meeting of the International Sociological Association (ISA), Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA (August, 2015).

  18. “Towards an Immanent Critique of Contemporary Environmentalism: Reconstructing Theory and Practice in an Age of Helplessness.” Annual meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC), University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (June, 2015).

  19. “Treadmills of production and destruction in comparative perspective.” Invited paper presentation. Ecologically Unequal Exchange Conference, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA (October, 2015).

  20. “Marx, Critique of Political Economy, and the Frankfurt School.” Sixth biennial conference of the International Herbert Marcuse Society (IHMS). Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, USA (November, 2015).

  21. “Contemporary Environmentalism and Social Emancipation.” Sixth biennial International Herbert Marcuse Society (IHMS), Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD, USA (November, 2015).

  22. “Toward a Critique of the Anthropocene: Capital, History, and Environmental Politics.” Annual meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA (May, 2014).

  23. “Critique and Transformation: On the Hypothetical Nature of Ecosystem Service Value.” Annual meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy (IAEP), New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (October, 2014).

  24. “Freedom and Agency in the Anthropocene: A Critique of Twentieth-Century Helplessness.” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) San Francisco, CA (August, 2014).

  25. “U.S. Environmentalism and the Cold War Regime” Annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Society (SSS), Atlanta, GA (April, 2013).

  26. “Contours of Sociobiophysicality and the Necessity of Critical Theory” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Denver, CO (August, 2012).

  27. “Bringing Authoritarianism Back In: Reification, Latent Prejudice, and Economic Threat” Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) Las Vegas, NV (August, 2011).

Invited speaker presentations at international and national universities
  1. “Critique of/in the Anthropocene.” 2014 Annual Graduate Student Sponsored Lecture Series at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA (February, 2014).

  2. “How is a Critical Theory of the Environment Possible?” New Sociological Forum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom (May, 2012).

  3. “Towards a Critical Theory of the Environment: Beyond Prevailing Conceptions of Environmental Sociology in the U.S.A.” Department of Sociology, Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (May, 2012).