May 27, 2021“Re-Hearing: Racializing Discourses of Risk and Harm in a California Child Welfare Court”
Panel title: Falling short of an ideal: Legal gaps, failures, and a push for reform, CRN on Ethnography, Law, and Society, Law and Society Association.
May 29, 2021Reader for Author Meets Reader Event, “Taking Children: A History of American Terror”
by author Laura Briggs, CRN on Feminist Legal Theory, Law and Society Association.
June 2021“Challenging Beliefs about ‘Minimally-Fit’ Parental Care in Child Welfare Cases,” for the Strengthened Bonds: Abolishing the Child Welfare System and Re-Envisioning Child Well-Being Symposium,
Organized by The Columbia Journal of Race and Law.

Past Events

Nov 2020“Re-Hearing Stereotypes: Raciolinguistic Ideologies of Spanish Speakers in a California Child Welfare Court.”
Invited talk for The Linguistic Anthropology Laboratory, Dept. Anthropology, UC San Diego.
May 2020“The Management of Risky Parents: Evaluating Noncompliance in Child Welfare Cases.”
Law & Society Association.
Nov 2019“Establishing Jurisdiction: Conflicts in Ideologies of Adequate Parental Care in California.”
American Anthropological Association.
Sep 2019“Managing the Boundaries of Parenthood.”
Invited presentation.
American Bar Foundation Seminar Series. Chicago, IL.
Nov 2018“Linguistic Hierarchies in Family Reunification:
Barriers to ‘Good’ Parenting in U.S. Juvenile Court.”
American Anthropological Association.
Oct 2018“Linguistic Sympathy among Interpreters in Juvenile Court.”
Jurilinguistics II Conference, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Language and Law.
University Pablo de Olavide, Spain.
Dec 2017“Language Barriers in a U.S Juvenile Dependency
Transnational Law Summer Institute, Reproduction, Alienation, Intervention.
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
June 2015“English vs. Spanglish: Language Contact in East Los Angeles.”
Jeunes Cherchers en Science du Langage, Contact de Langues.
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.