presentations

2019     “Urban Ruins and the Picturesque Landscape” American Society for Aesthetics 77th Annual Meeting (Phoenix, AZ) (SLIDES)

2019 “Ruins, Monuments, and Memorials” Southern Aesthetics Workshop (Auburn, Alabama)

2019     “What’s the Use? Reconstructing Cultural Property After War” at the American Society for Aesthetics Southeaster Meeting (Santa Fe, NM) 

2019     Comments on “Urban Aesthetics and Augmented Reality” by Mary Beth Willard (Weber State University) at the American Society for Aesthetics 76th Annual Meeting (Toronto, Ontario)

2018     “Live or Let Die? The Life of Ruins” Invited Keynote address at the Ball State Student Research Day (Muncie, IN) 

2017     “Reconstructions, restorations and ruins” at Digging Deeper: Archaeological & Philosophical Perspectives (FIU)

2017     “The Ruins of War” at the American Society for Aesthetics 75th Annual Meeting (New Orleans, LA)

2015     “Industrial Ruins as Cultural Tourism,” at the Philosophy of the City Conference (PSU, Portland, OR)

2015     Panel Commentator on “Negative Aesthetics,” “Disgusting Images” by Cynthia Freeland (University of Houston), “Stay Positive: Some Pleasures and Benefits of Negative Emotions” by Dan Kelly (Purdue University), “Transforming Negative Aesthetic Responses,” by Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma, at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting (Vancouver, BC)

2014     “Visiting the Ruins of Detroit: Cultural Tourism or Poverty Tour?” at the 4th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (Guimarães, Portugal)

2014     “Unplanned Beauty: The Pleasures of Ruins” at the APA, Pacific Division (San Diego, CA)

2013     “Ruin Porn? The Ruins of Detroit” at the Canadian Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canadian Society for Aesthetics(University of Victoria, B.C.)

2013     Comments on “On Things That Aren’t There Anymore” by Jennifer Judkins (UCLA) at the  American Society for Aesthetics Pacific Division Meeting (Asilomar, CA)

2012     Comments on “The Minimal Condition of Authenticity” by Dobin Choi (SUNY) at the American Society for Aesthetics Annual Meeting (St. Louis, MO)

2012     “Appiah’s ‘Cosmopolitan Aesthetic Experience’ and Its Limits” at the Cosmopolitan Rights and Responsibility Conference (University of Washington)

2012     Comments on “Second Personal Reasons and Moral Obligation” by Wenwen Fan (University of Missouri) at the 6th Biannual Graduate Student Conference on Responsibility (University of Washington)

2010     Comments on “Should the Bamiyan Buddhas Rest in Peace?” by James Janowski (Hampden-Sydney College) at the American Society of Aesthetics Annual Meeting (Victoria, B.C.)

2009     Comments on “Why So Serious? An Inquiry on Racist Jokes” by Luvell Anderson (Rutgers University), at the 5th Biannual Graduate Student Conference in Moral Psychology (UW)