Santa Clara, CA: July 1, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Panel Discussion at the 50th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Gender, and Sexualities. Register here.
I speak often about my research on American culture and politics on college campuses, at cultural institutions, and for private and philanthropic groups all over the country. As well, I lead intenSati workshops and events in New York City and elsewhere. I hope to see you at one of these venues soon! If you would like to book me for a speaking engagement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Hampton, NY. April 2023: Keynote Address, Mentoring Day for I-Tri Girls.
Stanford, CA. April 2023: “Writing Fit Nation, Writing History,” co-sponsored by the History Department and Program in Ethics in Society.
New York City. January 2023: Fit Nation Book Launch at The Strand Bookstore, in conversation with New York Times editor Lindsay Crouse.
Brookline, MA. January 23: Book signing for Fit Nation, in conversation with Pulitzer Prize finalist Megan Kate Nelson.
Philadelphia. January 23: Free Speech and the Schools panel. In conversation with Justin Driver (Yale Law) for PEN America @ The American Historical Association.
Tulsa, OK. May 22: Keynote Speaker, Reconciliation in America National Symposium @ John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation.
Villanova, PA. February 22: “Mastering the Art of Public Speaking” @ LePage Center for History in the Public Interest
Boston, MA. October 2021: “FIT NATION: How America Embraced Exercise As the Government Abandoned It” @ Boston University Political History Symposium
VIRTUAL. October 2021: “Podcasting For Ph.Ds” @ CUNY Graduate Center
VIRTUAL. January 2021: “”Get in Shape, Ladies: Home Exercise for Women, from Jane Fonda to Peloton” @ Hadassah
Whitewater, WI. October 2019: “Defining ‘Diversity’ for 21st-Century Education,” @ University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Storrs, CT. September 2019: “But Who Will Lead?” Myles Martel Lecture in Public Opinion and Leadership @ University of Connecticut.
Los Angeles, CA. September 2019: “Move Your Body, Change Your Life,” LA84 Foundation Summit.
Miami, FL. April 2019: “What is Public History?” Public Humanities Symposium, Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab @ Florida International University.
Cambridge, MA. February 2019: Working Out the Relationship Between Fitness and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.
NYC. February 2019: intenSati @ Reebok FitHub Union Square.
Southampton, NY. January 2019: Change Your Mind, Change your Life for i-Tri Girls @ The Spur.
NYC. January 2019: Clarifying Teaching Roles + Responsibilities @ YogaWorks
NYC. October 24, 2018: YEAH SHE DID: Witches in U.S. History, CAVEAT NYC.
Cape May, NJ. October 7, 2018: Lessons of History Distinguished Lecture, Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities.
Paris, France. May 20, 2018: WOMEN IN MOVEMENT, workout + workshop co-led with Jess King, Chez Simone.
New York, April 2018: Co-founder LINKED NOT RANKED with Terez, at Rise By We
Paris, France. March 22, 2018: “When Fitness Became Life” in “New Perspectives on the Long 1980s in the United States,” Histoire et dynamique des espaces anglophones,” Sorbonne Université.
New York, November 27, 2017: Comment, Book Launch, From Fascism to Populism by Federico Finchelstein, The New School.
Instructor Workout/Workshop: What DO we do and how has it changed over time?
New York, NY
September 14, 2017
Fall Reset Workout/shop: What Does Fitness Mean to You?
New York, NY
September 14, 2017
New School University-wide Convocation
New York, NY
August 20, 2017
Live Past Present Podcast Show!
John Jermain Memorial Library
Sag Harbor, NY
July 18, 2017
Panelist, “Strong Women Uplift Each Other: Feminism, Policy, and Activism,” with Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger and Katie McDonough, Fusion. Uplift Studios, New York, May 31, 2017.
Keynote Address, “Fake News and Real Life: How Studying the Past Helps us Understand the Present and Shape the Future,” History Honors Society Induction Ceremony, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ, April 29, 2017.
Mentoring Talk, i-Tri: Transformation through Triathlon, East Hampton, NY, April 22, 2017.
“Linked not Ranked” host with Terez and Melanie Griffith of SoulCycle, New York, April 18, 2017.
Mentoring Talk, Peer Health Exchange Career Night, New York, April 5, 2017.
“Fractious Feminisms: Gender Politics in Post-Election America,” The New School, New York, March 10, 2017.
“How to Activate Your Inner Activist,” panel discussion facilitated by Katie Horwitch, founder of Women Against Negative Talk, Hub 17. New York, February 26, 2017.
EXERCISE YOUR POWER: A work(out) shop to engage EMOTIONS/INTELLECT/ACTIVISM. The New School, New York, January 2017.
“The Business of Wellness,” interview with Ciara Pressler, PREGAME HQ, Portland, OR, January 18, 2016.
“When Wellness Was Weird,” Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, January 20, 2016.
“Classroom Wars: Bilingual Education, Sex Education, and the Making of Modern Political Culture.” Wellesley College, November 17, 2016.
“When Wellness Was Weird” Temple University, November 7, 2016.
“A Golden State of Perfect Health: Wellness Culture in the Postwar United States,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Meeting, Stanford, CA, October 15, 2016.
“Elevate Your Life IQ at Contently with Ladies@, New York, September 28, 2016
“Dangerous Ideas” Symposium: “U.S. Intellectual History and the Debate Over Ideas in America” with Ray Haberski, Andrew Hartman, Ruben Flores, and Lisa Szefel, Indianapolis, IN, July 21, 2016.
Panelist, “Feminism, Capitalism, and the Fitness Industry,” with Patricia Moreno and Ellen Gustafson, W+ Summit Series, Eden, UT, June 25, 2016.
“Yoga, Fitness, and American Physical Culture: A Historian’s Perspective,” in conversation with Leslie Kaminoff, The Breathing Project, New York City, June 23, 2016.
Panelist, “Hashtag Wellness: Making Sense of Today’s Wellness Culture,” NBC Universal employee event, May 23, 2016.
“The Stories We Embody,” at Physique 57 (instructor development workshop), New York City, May 10, 2016.
“Education for Liberation or Regulation?: Sex and Schools in the Modern United States”. College of Staten Island, New York City, April 21, 2016.
“The Culture Wars and Education: Finding Common Ground” at Progressive/Conservative, The Common Ground Initiative at the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, April 16, 2016.
Co-creator (with Terez) and speaker, “Link Together, Lead Together” initiative, Los Angeles, April 13, 2016.
“The Moral Dimension of Teaching About the Past,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Providence, April 7, 2016.
“The F-Word: Fitness meets Feminism” at a special intenSati class with me at STORY, New York City, March 20, 2016
“Education and the Politics of Inequality,” with Jonathan Kozol, moderated by Dr. David Garcia, Tucson Festival of Books, March 12, 2016.
“Classroom Wars: Bilingual Education, Sex Education, and the Making of Modern Political Culture“. Teachers College, Columbia University, March 8, 2016.
Roundtable, “Are the Culture Wars History? New Comments on an Old Concept,” with Andrew Hartman, Adam Laats, Stephen Prothero, and Leo Ribuffo, at American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 7, 2016.
“Classroom Wars: Bilingual Education, Sex Education, and the Making of Modern Political Culture,” Stanford University Department of History, November 14, 2015.
Panelist, “The Moral State: Character Education in Cold War America,” with Ronit Stahl, Leslie Ribovich, and Jon Zimmerman AND “New Books on the Culture Wars in Education,” with Professors Jonathan Zimmerman (NYU), Andrew Hartman (Illinois State University), and Adam Laats (SUNY-Binghamton), History of Education Society Annual Meeting, November 8-9, 2015.
“Wellness, Culture, and U.S. Education, Past and Present,” Social Justice Lecture Series, Tufts University Medical School, Program in Public Health, October 27, 2015.
Panelist, “Making America FIT: The History of U.S. Wellness Publics and Their Problems,” with Drs. Lindsay Bell (SUNY Oswego), Carol Horton (independent scholar), and Micki McGee (Fordham). Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Meeting, October 16, 2015
Panelist, “The New Speed of Transformation,” with Aaron Frank (Singularity University) and Dr. Christine Whelan, (University of Wisconsin), Life Reimagined Gateway Thought Leader Summit, Grand Junction, Colorado, July 12-15, 2015
Panelist, “Education and American Pluralism,” with Drs. Sebastian Cherng (NYU) and Rhashida Hillard (DOE), Judith Kafka (CUNY), Multicultural Institute of American Studies, July 2, 2015
In conversation with Dana Goldstein, New York Times bestselling author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), at “Happier Hour” Literary Salon, hosted by Aidan Donnelley Rowley, New York City, June 23, 2015
“Girls, Gender, and Education, Past and Present,” with Prof. Wendy Suzuki, (Neuroscience, NYU) and Patricia Moreno, at Girls, Inc. Fundraiser, New York City, June 11, 2015
“Sex, Spanish, and School in the 60s and 70s,”The New School Minute for Alumni Day 2015, New York City, May 9, 2015
“Sex Ed Under Siege: Lessons from the Past for Today and Tomorrow,” hosted by Kathleen Kelly Janus, San Francisco, April 30, 2015
“Classroom Wars Book Talk with the Author,” at BookHampton, 41 Main Street, East Hampton, NY, April 26, 2015
“Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture.” Yale University, April 8, 2015
“Yoga, Aerobics, and the Making of Contemporary Femininity,” Herstory for Women’s History Month at Ramapo College of New Jersey, March 11, 2015
“Classroom Wars: Language, Sex, and the Making of Modern Political Culture,” Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 2014
Yoga, Fitness, and the Rise of American Wellness Culture,” School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, December 2014
Fat Studies: Bodies, Culture, Health,” New School for Public Engagement/Southern Food and Beverage Museum, June 2014, New York, NY
Keynote speaker, Columbia College Women Alumni Mentoring Lunch, April 2014
“Sex Education in Historical Perspective,” Sex Ed COLLAB, Parsons The New School for Design, April 2014
“The Practice of Leadership,” Yoga Journal Conference, April 2014
“Voices for Education,” 92Y Tribeca, April 2013
Discussant, Improbable Scholars public event with David Kirp and Clara Hemphill, Center for New York City Affairs, New York, NY April 2013
Speaker, University of Pennsylvania History Doctoral students on dissertation writing in the digital age, November 2012
Moderator, “Children and Food” panel, New School for Public Engagement programming, October 2012 New York, NY
Teaching American History lecture series at New York University, “Max Rafferty and the Origins of American Conservatism.” June 2012,
“Progressive Education in American History,” Learning Through Design, Parsons The New School for Design, Fall 2013
The World of Self-Betterment,” post-theater conversation with New York Times journalist Alina Tugend, Soho Rep., March 5, 2012
Dean’s Lecture, First-Year Orientation, Eugene Lang College, Fall 2011
“Sex Education and the Politics of Family,” University of Iowa, Fall 2010
Graduate Student Commencement Speaker, History Department, Stanford University, June 2009