presentations

Stony Brook University Cultural Analysis and Theory Conference: “Containers” (New York), October 18-19, 2013. “Personal Names as Strategies of Containment.” 

Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Conference (Victoria), June 1-2, 2012. Co-presented with Dr. Wade Nelson “Kicking Ass and Taking Names: How Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby Alias Construction Reflects Tastes and Values.” 

American Name Society Annual Conference (Boston), January 3-6 2013.“In the Name of Performance: The Presentation of Personal Names shifted through Immigration to Canada.”  

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference (Waterloo), May 30 – June 1, 2012. “What LapsedCynic, GrassCutter11 and T4XP4Y3R say about employers interviewing Matthew, but not Samir: Discourses of discrimination and white privilege in online comments.” 

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference (Waterloo), May 30 – June 1, 2012. Co-presented with Dr. Wade Nelson “Kicking Ass and Taking Names: Alias Construction in Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby.”

Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), (Dallas, Texas), January 17-20, 2012. Poster: “What can contemporary migrants’ name changes tell us about cultural pluralism in Canada?”  

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) (Cleveland, Ohio), November 2-5, 2011. (Accepted.) “Personal Names as Boundary Objects: Theorizing Immigration-Related Name Changes in Canada.”

Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS) Annual Conference (Fredericton), June 2-4, 2011. “Naming Matters: Personal Names & Institutional Identification Practices during Settlement in Canada.”

Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Conference (Fredericton), May 29-30, 2011. “Hello, My Name is a Social Problem: Contextualizing immigration-related name changes in Ontario (1990-2009).”

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference (Fredericton), June 1-3, 2011. “In the Name of Performance: The Challenge and Promise of Multiple Audiences.”

International Communication Association Conference (Singapore), Language and Interaction Division, June 21-27, 2010. “Naming Power: Exploring Shifts in Contemporary Migrants’ Personal Name Use during Settlement in Canada.”

Canadian Society for the Study of Names Annual Conference (Montreal), May 29-30, 2010 “When Names Don’t Stay the Same: Contextualizing Legal Personal Name Changes made by Migrants to Canada (1990-2009).”

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference (Montreal), June 1-3, 2010 “Going places, changing names: Contextualizing immigration-related name changes in Ontario (1990-2009).”

National Metropolis Conference (Montreal), March 19-21, 2010. Workshop Organizer: “Is it all in the Name?: Personal Names as Ethnic Signifiers in Multi-Cultural Canada.” Presentation:“Naming Power: Exploring Shifts in Migrants’ Personal Name Use during Settlement in Canada.”

International Communication Association Conference (Chicago), Ethnicity and Race in Communications Division, May 20-25, 2009 “Names as Keywords: Theorizing Immigration-Influenced Name Changes in Canada.”

Canadian Communication Association Annual Conference (Ottawa), May 28-30, 2009 “Tenuous Connections: Names as ‘National Affinities’ in Multi-Cultural Canada.”

National Metropolis Conference (Calgary), May 20-22, 2009 “Contextualizing Virtual Frontiers” for the Virtual Frontiers: Maximizing the Internet’s Potential Workshop (with Dr. Nadia Caidi).

International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, York University, Toronto, Ontario, August 17-22, 2008 “Navigating Nations, Shifting Names: Immigration-Influenced Name Changes in Canada.”

Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 4 – 6, 2008 “Forms and Norms:Theorizing Immigration-Influenced Name Changes in Canada.”

Canadian Communications Association Annual Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, May 30 – June 1, 2007 “Identity Matters: Immigrants’ Encounters with Canadian Documentation Practices.” 

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