Recent Presentations (Conferences, Workshops, & Public Talks)

2019 Legitimizing Commodities, Legitimizing Values: Discourses of Buddhism, Organics, & Social Enterprises. Panel: The Climate of Commodity Discourses: Values We Produce, Market, And Consume (Part 1 & 2), American Anthropological Association & Canadian Anthropology Society, Vancouver, BC.

2019 Co-organizer & Co-Chair. Panel: The Climate of Commodity Discourses: Values We Produce, Market, And Consume (Part 1 & 2), American Anthropological Association & Canadian Anthropology Society, Vancouver, BC.

2018 Value(s) in Action: Commodification, Social Enterprises, & Marketing as Acts of Legitimation. Value, Values and Religion In the Contemporary World, Workshop at the Center for the Contemporary Buddhist Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2017 Balancing Value and Values: Buddhist Social Economic Enterprises on Prince Edward Island. Panel: The Dharma and the Dime: Ethics and Economics in the Anthropology of Buddhism, American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC.

2017  “Religion” is the Opium of the Scholar. Panel – The Things We Study When We Study Religion: The Scholar, North American Association for the Study of Religion, Boston, MA.

2017 “Rolls of Love”: Food Insecurity, Vulnerable Populations, and Buddhist Food Programs. Panel: Anthropology of Religion, American Academy of Religion Conference, Boston, MA.

2017 The Spectrum of Buddhism in North America: Case Studies from a Small Island (Guest Lecture). University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana. November 8, 2017.

2017 Kapital 150: The Relevance of Marx an Introduction. Kapital 150: Symposium on the Relevance of Marx Today. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. November 3, 2017.

2017  Food for Thought: Socially Engaged Buddhism, Social Frictions, & the Economy. Religious Studies Seminar Series. Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. January 27, 2017.

2016  Integration, Acceptance, and The Market: Buddhist Food Projects on Prince Edward Island, Buddhism in the Global Eye: Beyond East and West.  University of British Columbia.

2016  Breaking Corn and Forging Solidarities: “Come From Away” Buddhist Food Sharing Initiatives, Solidarit(i)es Conference – CASCA and SANA 2016, Dalhousie University, Halifax: Nova Scotia.

2015  Reinvigorating the market: Taiwanese Buddhist ethical food projects on Prince Edward Island. Presentation: Buddhism in the West Panel, American Academy of Religion Conference, Atlanta: Georgia.

2015  Food Practices Panel & Presentation: Cross-cultural Communions: Eating, Dialoguing and the Formation of Transnational Communities Through Food. Ways of Knowing Conference, Harvard University. Boston: Massachusetts.

2015  Presider: Ritual Practices Panel. Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference, University of Ottawa.

2015  Sustaining Where the Buffalo Roam: The Emergence of Taiwanese Buddhism on Prince Edward Island. Roundtable: Transnational Religious Identity and Practice in North America, at the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion Conference, University of Ottawa.