Book talk at Millburn Library, New Jersey WWII Book Club, May 10, 2017, 7pm.

Keynote address, Texas Tech University History Graduate Student Conference, Lubbock, Texas, Feb. 4, 2017.

“The Good Occupation,” Washington History Seminar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, December 12, 2016

“Hollywood and the Making of the Good Occupation,” Columbia University, Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation Seminar, October 20, 2016

“Preoccupied: Wartime Training for Postwar Occupation in the United States, 1940-45,” Conference on the Allied Occupation of Germany Revisited, German Historical Institute, London, Sept. 29-30, 2016

“Victors, Victims, and Vanquished: Self-Understandings of American Occupation Soldiers in Occupied Germany,” “Waging Peace” Conference, New Orleans, Sept. 8-10, 2016

Speaker and panel chair, “Interrogations: Psy Sciences, Coercion and Confession in a Time of Cold War,” Birkbeck, University of London, July 1-2, 2016

“Displaced Persons: U.S. Occupation Soldiers and the ‘Re-placing’ of People in Postwar Europe and Asia,” Shelby Cullom Davis Center, Princeton University, Dec. 4, 2015

Photojournalism_Poster_web“Present at the Destruction: Okinawa under US Occupation, 1945-56,” symposium, “US Bases and the   Construction of Hegemony,” Temple University, Philadelphia, Oct. 9-10, 2015

“From V-E to VD: ‘Fraternization’ in US-Occupied Postwar Europe and Asia,” invited talk, History of Women and Gender Seminar, NYU, New York, April 27, 2015

“Hollywood & Hitler: 1939-1945,” invited public lecture, Drew University, New Jersey, November 13, 2014

“Death Becomes Them?: Images of Dead Insurgents and the United States’ Retroactive Search for Legitimation in the ‘War on Terror’,” invited presentation at a workshop on Visuality and Legitimacy in Contemporary Warfare, Magdeburg, Germany, August 2-4, 2014

“Reconstructing Reconstruction: Civil War Legacies and the American Practice of Military Government in the Twentieth Century,” invited speaker, International History Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2013

“Why Can’t We See Insurgents,” Symposium on Photojournalism, invited speaker, Media@McGill, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, November 1-2, 2012

VEtoVD“Constructing the ‘good occupation:’ the politics of comparison,” invited participant at a workshop on “The Occupations of Iraq and Japan Compared,” The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, March 13-14, 2012

“The Media and Military Casualties in the United States,” invited speaker at a symposium on “The Risk of Military Casualties: The Sacrifice of Soldier Lives and the Security of Democracy,” Goethe University, Frankfurt, February 17-19, 2012

“Cold War Captives,” invited speaker, workshop on “Traces of Mind Control,” Erfurt University, Germany, June 15-16, 2011

“Casualty Aversion: The Media, Society and Public Opinion”, invited speaker, “Post-Heroic Warfare? An International Conference,” Oxford University, March 21-23, 2011

“The ‘Good Occupation’: Military Government in the American Imagination,” Washington History Seminar, Washington, DC, March 14, 2011

“Cold War Captives,” invited speaker, The Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri,  December 13, 2010

“DPs, Refugees and Escapees: Washington’s Cold War Taxonomy of Statelessness,” invited speaker, “The Refugee in the Postwar World,” Arizona State University, Tempe, April 8-9, 2010