Invited Lectures and Speaking Engagements (Selected)

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2014
"An Amodern Indigenous Territory: Working Potatoes and Properties in an Era of Informational Capital" (with Marc Griebel)
Alternative Property Practices Symposium, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain, April 4.

"Dynamic Fair Dealing: Moral Economies as Policy Incubators."
Intellectual Property Policy, Mc Gill University, March 19.

"Between Rights and Governmentality: Culture As a Neoliberal Resource."
Sociolegal Studies speaker's series, York University, March 3.

2013
"Making Culture Legible: Archives and Indicators as Heritage Technologies." (with with Eugenia Kisin)
Cultural Logic of Facts and Figures Symposium, Department of Social Anthropology, Norwegian University of Technology and Science, October 26.

"Law and Culture: Crossing Borders."
Keynote Address, University of Leiden School of Law, Netherlands, September 9.

"Marks Indicating Indigenous Means of Production?"
Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Commodification, and Self-Determination, Liu Centre for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, May 2.

"Cultural Policy from Below: Civil Society and the 'Cultural Commons'"
Globalization and Cultural Policy Symposium, York Centre for Law and Public Policy, April 9.

"Minding your Difference: Heritage Politics and Governmentality."
The Victoria Colloquium in Political, Social and Legal Theory, University of Victoria, March 8.

2012
"Standardizing Diversity: Neoliberal Technologies for Mapping, Marking and Marketing Cultural Difference." Faculty Colloquium, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, December 3.

"Dynamic Fair Dealing: Asserting the Practice of User's Rights in Canada."
Faculty of Law, Intellectual Property Scholar's Group, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, October 30.

"Standardizing Difference: Marks Indicating Conditions of Origin and the Demands of Neoliberal Governmentality."
Brand New Worlds Conference, UC Davis, October 5.

". . . Vital Worlds: Diversity's Livelihoods in Neoliberal Contexts."
Culture, Rights, Identity: Interfaces Between Law and the Humanities Concluding Symposium to the Fourth International Summer School in Law and Culture, Osnabruck, Germany, August 15.

"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Intellectual Property: Fair Dealing and Canadian Cultural Heritage."
Canadian Intellectual Property Scholar's Academy, University of Ottawa, May 23.

"Standardize Your Diversity: The Governmentality of Culture and its Limits"
Heritage Studies, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, November 1.
Department of Anthropology, University College London, United Kingdom, May 9.
Department of Anthropology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, May 14.
Neoliberal Regimes and Institutions of Knowledge Production. Sawyer Seminar, Dept. of Communication and Culture, Indiana University, April 27-29.

"Repatriating Intellectual Property? Returning to Cultural Rights."
The Digital Return Conference, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, January 19, 2012.

"Bordering Diversity and Desire."
Intersections of Rights and Laws: Environment, Livelihood and Self-Determination. University of London, Department of Anthropology, January 12.

2011
"Intellectual Properties, Human Rights and Heritage."
Program in Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage Workshop. Stanford Centre for Archaeology, December 6.

"Intellectual Property and the Ethics of Appropriation." (with Carys J. Craig)
Keynote Lecture (with Carys Craig). Feminisms and Appropriations Workshop, University of Toronto Department of Women's Studies, November 12-14.

"Cultural Property and Collective Personhood: Between Neoliberalism and Human Rights"
Sociolegal Studies Graduate Program Speaker Series, York University, October 18.

"Minority Rights and Human Rights Oversight: Some Questions about Holder's Concerns."
University of Osnabruck Summer School on Law, Language and Culture, August 14.

"The UNESCO Heritage Regime and Processes of Cultural Propertization." and "The Constitution of Cultural Property: Interim Conclusions."
Commentator and Discussant, Georg August Universitat, Gottingen, Germany, June 15-20.

"Intellectual Property and its Indigenous Publics."
Intellectual Property, Normative Orders and Globalization conference. Institute for Advanced Study, Bad Homburg, Goethe University, Frankfurt, June 2-4.

"Germinations: Of Seeds and the Commons Women Keep"
Feminists Engagements with the Return to the Commons Conference, Kent Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, Canterbury, United Kingdom, March 23.

"Bordering Diversity and Desire: Marking Place-Based Products in Commerce."
Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Social Change. City University of New York Graduate Faculty, April 6.
Law and the Geographical Imagination symposium. Food Studies Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, London School of Economics, March 24.
Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study Fellows Symposium, February 25 (with Nicole Aylwin).

"Indigenous Cultural Heritage Goods at the missing Intersection of Cultural Heritage and International Trade."
International Trade in Indigenous Cultural Heritage: Legal and Policy Issues Workshop, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, January 17-19.

2010
"Diversity and Desire: Property and Personhood in Global Commerce."
Department of Anthropology Faculty Workshop, University of Toronto, Toronto, October 15.

"Indigeneity, Music and Rights: Mapping New Territories."
Keynote Address. Music and Indigeneity Conference. Center for Ethnomusicology, Columbia University, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

"Intellectual Property and Place-based Products."
International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property, Washington, September 24-26.

"Between Neoliberalism and Rights."
Intersection of Trade and Human Rights in Indigenous Intellectual Property Politics panel, York Centre for Public Policy and Law, September 23.

"Cultural Properties and the Making of Community: Intellectual Property and Environmental Politics."
Loyola Law School Intellectual Property Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, April 12.

"Owning and Othering: The Politics of Property and Culture in the Americas."
The Americas Forum, Wesleyan University, April 8-9.