Keynote Speaker, American Association of Aesthetics Mountain Region Annual Meeting, July 2022.

Invited Speaker, “Moving Beyond Boundaries: Indigenous Women and Clay,” Gardiner Museum, Toronto, ONT, June 2022.

“Mondays at Beinecke: Rick Bartow’s Artists’ Books,” Yale Beinecke Library, New Haven, CT, November 2020.

“Double Take: Native Artists Creating during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Smithsonian American Art Museum, November 2020.

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists (panel discussion), Renwick Gallery, October 2020.

“Confronting Colonial Narratives: Museums as Sites of Advocacy and Prioritizing Indigenous Knowledges,” Yale University History of Art, New Haven, CT, October 2020.

“Willie Little in Conversation with Anya Montiel” (artist talk), Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR, August 2020.

“Masked Identities: Cultural Appropriation and the Contested Northwest Coast Art of Don ‘Chief Lelooska’ Smith”, Yale Native American Cultural Center, New Haven, CT, February 2019.

“Native American Art of the Southwest,” C.N. Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis, CA, November 2018. In conjunction with the Recent Acquisitions of Native American Art exhibition.

“Intercambios en metal: Bridging Borders between Inuit and Mexicans during William Spratling’s Alaska Project,” Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC, October 2015. In conjunction with the Mexican Cultural Institute’s Silver on Silver: William Spratling, An American in Taxco exhibition.

“Cultural Competence: Opening the Dialogue towards Respect and Reciprocity” at the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, National Park Service, Astoria, Oregon, June 2014.


“Remembering the Future” Terra symposium, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (October 2022)

“Re-envisioning Histories of American Art” Terra symposium, Hood Museum, Hanover, NH (April 2022)

American Historical Association (February 2022): “Gender, Collecting, and Public History at the Smithsonian”

Native American Art Studies Association (November 2021): “Claiming Craft?”

American Studies Association (November 2019): “Theorizing from Indigenous Art: Form and Process”

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (June 2019): “Mediating Knowledge: The Research Methodologies and Interventions of Indigenous Linguist Juan Dolores in American Anthropology”

College Art Association (February 2019): “From the Center of the Earth: The Land Art of Nora Naranjo Morse”

College Art Association (February 2018): “Community Murals Catalyzing Gentrification Resistance in San Francisco’s Mission District”

Native American Art Studies Association (October 2017): “Unsettled Territories: Art that Interrupts the Colonial Narrative” (panel organizer and presenter)

UC Berkeley’s Crossing Paths: Graduate & Undergraduate Exchanges of Indigenous Research (February 2017): “Liminal Objects of Settler Encounters: Metal Gorgets and Indigenous Reclamation of the Colonial Past in Australia”

Newberry Library Graduate Student Conference (August 2016): “Art or Ethnography: The Politics of Display and the Entangled Messages of the 1939 Indian Court at the Golden Gate International Exposition”

Entangled Antipodes: Negotiating Art and Empire in Australasia Conference, Yale University (February 2016): “Presentations of Colonial Power: The Narrowing of Indigeneity between Aboriginal King Plates and North American Gorgets”

Native American Art Studies Association (September 2015): “More Than One Price: Vincent Price’s Tenure on the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1957-1971”

Yale University American Art Graduate Symposium/The Americas and the Pacific (April 2015): “Masking Identities: The Contested Authenticity in the Northwest Coast Art of Chief Lelooska”

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (May 2014): “From Termination to Self-Determination: Vincent Price’s Tenure on the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1957 to 1971.”

University of Oxford, Transnational Futures of Indigenous Histories (June 2013): “From Termination to Self-Determination: Vincent Price’s Tenure on the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, 1957 to 1971.”

Native American Art Studies Association (October 2009): “Native Art Strikes Back: Artist Dela Longfish Shaping the Gamer’s World”

Institute of Native American Studies (April 2008): “Creating a Venue for Indigenous Voices: The Vine Deloria, Jr. Native Writers Series

Native American Art Studies Association (September 2007): “William Spratling in Alaska: Using Mexican Jewelry to Develop Native Alaska Arts”

Museums & Native Knowledges Symposium (October 2006): “Museum Training Programs”

Child Care Bureau National Conference (August 2006): “Cultural Interpretation at the National Museum of the American Indian”

Western Museums Association (September 2005): “Casinos and Community”

Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums Conference (May 2005): “Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center and Museum”


Panel organizer and presenter for “Eighty Years of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board” at the Native American Art Studies Association (September 2015)

Panel organizer and presenter for “Continuum, Creativity & Complexity: Engaging Native Communities” at the Museum Association of Arizona (April 2005)