News

  • I am looking forward to a panel at the Southern States Communication Association conference in Nashville in early April that covers viewpoint diversity in higher education. I’ll be presenting on the “institutional neutrality” provisions in several of the recent campus free speech bills passed by state legislatures — including in Tennessee. The panel was organized by Adelphi University’s Mark Grabowski and is being generously hosted by Vanderbilt Law School.
  • I am grateful for the opportunity to have participated in a conference called “All Things in Moderation: the People, Practices, and Politics of Online Content Moderation – Human and Machine” at UCLA in early December. I presented on the challenges of content moderation when Yelp pages become targets for viral criticism. More information about the conference is here.
  • In November of 2017 I presented at two events during the National Communication Association conference in Dallas, TX.
    • One was a panel  called “Ambivalence, Contestation, and Debate: Exploring National Identity and Countercultural Identity.” It was organized by the American Studies Division.
    • I also took part in a lively and engaging pre-conference called “Dialogue and Deliberation in an Age of Rising Authoritarianism,” where I presented briefly about the implications of campus free speech legislation for protest.
  • On Friday, June 23rd, I presented at the Law and Society Association conference in Mexico City on an eclectic and very enjoyable panel titled “Innovation in Private Law.”
  • Times Higher Education has published my opinion piece about opposition to the Dalai Lama’s invitation as 2017 UCSD commencement speaker. In the piece, I explore the implications of the conflict in terms of the debate about “safe spaces” and freedom of expression on university campuses.