“On Gentleness, Carnivory, and the Violence of God,” at the Theology and Religious Reflection Unit of the American Academy of Religion, San Diego. November 23–26, 2019.
“The Recursive Violence of Human Dignity: Rethinking Creaturely Dignity as Vulnerability and Struggle,” at Catholic Theological Society of America, Pittsburgh. June 6–9, 2019.
“From Inviolability to Vulnerability: Animality and the Theological Ecology of Human Dignity,” Kripke Symposium on Religion and Justice, Creighton University, Omaha. February 14-15, 2019.
“Inhuman Indignities: Gregory of Nyssa on Animality and Enslavement,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 24-27, 2018.
“Enough Man!: Sylvia Wynter and the Subjects of Theological Education,” at Women at the Well: Religion, Resilience, and Grace, Carroll College. March 16-17, 2018.
“A Political Ecology of Kinship: Theological Anthropology Centered in Human Animality,” at Catholic Theological Society of America, Albuquerque. June 8-11, 2017
“Anthropomorphism and Eduardo Kohn’s Transpecies Pidgins,” at the Animals and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio. November 19-22, 2016.
“Political Ecology in Basil of Caesarea’s Homilies on the Hexaemeron,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 26-28, 2016.
“Rethinking the End of the Animal: On the Eschatological Politics of Human Exceptionalism,” at The Human Difference?, Oxford, UK. July 22-25, 2015.
“Democracy without Humanity: Toward a Political Theology of Creaturely Life,” at Political Theology: The Liberation of the Post-secular?, Liverpool, UK. July 10-12, 2015.
“Is there a Beast in the Sovereign?: On Derrida’s Critique of Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer,” at Derrida Today Conference, New York. May 28-31, 2014.
“Fallen Humanity and Sovereign Difference: Agamben and Derrida among Eden’s Creatures,” at the Animals and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore. November, 22-26, 2013.
“Humanity, Animality, and Identity in Evagrius of Pontus,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 23-25, 2013.
“Holy Light, Sacred Life: Animality in Gregory of Nazianzus’ 39th Oration,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 24-26, 2012.
“The Logos of God and the End of Man: Animality as Light and Life,” at Divinanimality: Creaturely Theology (2011 Drew Transdisciplinary Theology Conference), Drew University. September 30, 2011.
“‘Marvel at the intelligence of unthinking creatures!’: Animal Subjectivity and Religious Perfection in Gregory of Nazianzus and Nemesius of Emesa,” at Animals as Religious Subjects, Chester, UK. May 21-24, 2011.
“Animals as Religious Exemplars: Contemplative Rationality and Animal Instinct in Gregory of Nazianzus and Nemesius of Emesa,” at the Eastern International Regional meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Syracuse University. May 6-7, 2011.
“Jacques Derrida, Gregory of Nyssa, and the Human-Animal Distinction in the Song of Songs,” at the Animals and Religion Consultation of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta. November 2010.
“Gregory of Nyssa’s Bodies: Human, Animal, and Celestial,” at North American Patristics Society, Chicago. May 27-29, 2010.
“Naming God’s Creatures: Gregory of Nyssa on Genesis 2:19-20 and Being Human,” at Genesis and Christian Theology, St. Andrews, Scotland. July 14-18, 2009.
“Incarnation and Omnipresence: Hopkins, Scotus, Particularity, and Pantheism,” at the 2007 Spring Hopkins Conference, Regis University, Denver. March 25-26, 2007.