Recent Presentations (selected)

  • “Witnessing and Stewardship: Reflections on Living With the Dead”: presented with Sylvia Berryman in the lecture series, “Living With the Dead: Cultural Heritage, Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities,” organized by Laura Osorio Sunnucks (UBC Green College and Museum of Anthropology, April 2018)
  • “Indigenous Thought Systems in Mainstream Philosophy Studies”: panel discussion with Sylvia Berryman, Aboriginal Gathering Place, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey, March 2018).
  • “From the Ground Up: Philosophy and Archaeology”: 2017 Dewey Lecture, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division annual meeting (April 2017); 2017 Yeager Lecture (Archaeology, University of Washington, May 2017).
  • “Radiocarbon Dating, and Robustness Reasoning”: Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria (February 2018); School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University (February 2018); Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool (November 2017); Philosophy, University of British Columbia (February 2017); contribution to “Varieties of Data Journeys,” an EU-funded conference organized by Sabina Leonelli and Niccolò Tempini (Exeter, November 2017), and to a symposium on “Data in Time,” Philosophy of Science Association biennial meeting (Atlanta, November 2016).
  • “Knowledge That’s Fit for Purpose”: UBC Department of Anthropology Colloquium (January 2018); UBC STS colloquium (October 2017).

  • Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture: “What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology and Philosophy,” University of Nottingham (October 2017); “What Knowers Know Well: Standpoint Theory and Gender Archaeology”: 2016 Katz Distinguished Lecture, University of Washington (May 19); 2015 New Enlightenment Lecture, University of Edinburgh (December 2015); Instituto de Estudos Avançados, Universidad de São Paulo (October 2013).
  • “How Archaeological Evidence Bites Back: Putting Old Data to Work in New Ways”: Philosophy, UC-Davis (April 2016); Philosophy, University of Calgary (March 2016); History and Philosophy of science, Cambridge University (October 2015); originally developed for conference on Dark Data (Exeter, December 2014).
  • “Scaffolding and Bootstrapping in Archaeology”: CLMPS 2015 Invited Speaker (Helsinki, August 2015); 2015 Res Philosophica Lecture (St. Louis University, March 2015); Rock, Bone and Ruin, conference keynote address (Sydney University, May 2014).
  • “A Sustainable Epistemology: The Challenges of Collaboration Across Disciplines and Communities”: plenary panel, Resilience and Sustainability: What We Are Learning from the Maya and Other Ancient Cultures? (University of Minnesota, November 2013). 
  • “Standpoint Matters: Transformative Criticism in Archaeology” Interamerican Philosophical Society, plenary lecture (Salvador, Brazil, October 2013).
  • “Epistemic Diversity: The Advantages of Collaborative Practice”: 2013 Springer Lecture, European Philosophy of Science Association (Helsinki, August 2013). 
  • “Collateral Evidence: Ethnographic Analogy Revisited”: 2013 Mulvaney Lecture (Australian National University, March 2013); 2013 British Society for the Philosophy of Science, plenary lecture (University of Exeter, July 2013); Department of Anthropology, University of Queensland (May 2014).
  • “Feminist Philosophy of Science: Standpoint Matters”: 2012 Presidential Address, Pacific Division APA (Seattle, April 2012).