Previous talks

2018

“Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Southern California Urban Group, University of California, San Diego, May 2018.

Promoting Healthy Housing in Langley Park.” Presentation with Alonzo Washington at Makeover Montgomery 4: Competitive, Healthy, Inclusive and Smart Communities. Silver Spring, Maryland, May,  2018.

Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge.” American Studies Brown Bag Series, University of Maryland, College Park, April, 2018.

Shifting the Landscape of Metropolitan Equity and Opportunity through Mapping: Case Studies of Five U.S. Metros.” Paper session presenter at Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, April, 2018

Author Meets Critics: Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Panel organizer and participant at Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, New Orleans, LA, April, 2018.

Reflections on Being an Activist Scholar” Special conference session presenter at Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, April, 2018. 

"Somos de Langley Park: The Battle for Equitable Suburban Development along Maryland’s Purple Line." Paper session presenter at Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, Toronto, Canada, April, 2018.  

"Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Research Colloquium, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, March, 2018.

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Speaker Series, Urban Institute, Georgia State,  Atlanta, GA, March, 2018.

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Migration Exchange Series, Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, February, 2018.

2017

“Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” A panel discussion hosted by the Program in Urban and Public Affairs, Philippine Studies and Urban Studies at the University of San Francisco, November, 2017. 

“Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Center for Research on Social Change speaker series, University of California, Berkeley, November, 2017. 

“Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Faculty Seminar Series, Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, November, 2017. 

“Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” A discussion hosted by the Institute for Metropolitan Studies and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, San Jose State University, November, 2017.

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” Speaking of Books series, sponsored by the University of Maryland libraries, College Park, October, 2017. 

“Other Geographies of Gentrification.” Roundtable participant at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, October, 2017. 

“An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region?: A Regional Approach to Strategies Building Inclusive Neighborhoods.” Paper session presenter at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, October, 2017. 

“The Not-So New South: Asian Immigration and the Politics of School Integration in the Chapel Hill, NC.” Paper session presenter at Society of City and Regional Planning History, biannual meeting, October, 2017.

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia – Author Talk.” Potter’s House, Washington, DC, September, 2017. 

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia.” A panel discussion co-hosted by the Metropolitan Policy Center of School of Public Affairs at American University and the Wilson Center, Washington, DC, September, 2017. 

“An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region?: A 'Region Light' Approach to Neighborhood Inclusion." Panel participant at the “Housing for Equity and Inclusion,” a roundtable discussion organized by the Urban Institute, Washington, DC, June, 2017.

“The Power of Data and Maps to Promote Just Cities.” Invited presenter at Impact Design Drinks DC, organized by The Hyattsville Neighborhood Design Center, Washington, DC, June, 2017.

Neighborhood Effects, Opportunity Analysis, and Fair Housing.” Presentation at the American Planning Association, annual meeting, May 2017.

Story Mapping Changing Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.” Poster co-authored with and presented by Jeanne Choquehuanca, American Planning Association, annual meeting, May 2017.  

“Equitable Cities.” Invited workshop participant at scholar-practitioner-activist workshop sponsored by National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education, Lincoln Land Institute of Land Policy, and Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, Cambridge, MA, May 2017.

70 Acres in Chicago.” Panelist participant at film screening and discussion of sponsored by UMD Student Planning Association, University of Maryland, College Park, April 2017.

“The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge.” Poster presentation and Environmental Justice poster facilitator at the Social Justice Day, University of Maryland, College Park, April 2017.

An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region?: Strategies for (re)Building Neighborhoods.” Panel participant at “A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality,” a symposium sponsored by Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Boston, MA, April 2017.

Equitable Development (In)action: Lessons from Downtown Redevelopment in the Washington, DC Suburbs.” Paper session presenter at Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, April 2017.  

“Suburban Dream or Nightmare?: The Promise and Prospects of Recent Demographic Shifts in Metropolitan American.” Roundtable organizer and participant at Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, April 2017.

“Documenting Disparity in Prince George’s County Communities” Panel Participant at Digital Curation and the Local Community: Collaborating for Social Good Symposium, sponsored by iSchool and the Digital Curation Innovation Center, University of Maryland, April 2017.

“Somos Langley Park: The Battle for Equitable Development along Maryland’s Purple Line.” Presentation at Metropolitan Policy Center, American University, Spring Speaker Series, February 2017.

2016

“The Power of Participatory Story Mapping to Engage and Empower Disadvantaged Communities Threatened by Change.” Paper session organizer and presenter (with Casey Dawkins) at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, November 2016.

“Suburban Poverty: What Do We Know? Why Should We Care? What Can We Do?” Panel participant and moderator at Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, November 2016.

“Opportunity and the Future of Fair Housing in the Baltimore Region.” Panel moderator and discussant at American Planning Association, Maryland-Delaware Chapter, annual meeting, October 2016.

“The Power of Participatory Story Mapping to Engage and Empower Suburban Immigrant Communities.” Presentation at Makeover Montgomery III: Balancing Change in America’s Suburbs, Silver Spring, Maryland, May 2016.

“The Faces of Transit: How Modern Public Transportation is Good for Us All” Forum sponsored by CASA de Maryland and the Coalition for Smart Growth, Silver Spring, Maryland, May 2016.

“Planning Chinatown, DC: Challenges and Opportunities,” Panel sponsored by the Student Planning Association, University of Maryland, College Park, April 2016.

“ADVANCING Faculty Diversity: The Role of Peer Networks” Panel participant at the ADVANCE Institute, University of Delaware, National Research Conference, “Women of Color in the Academy: What’s Next?” April 2016.

“Worlds Away in Suburbia: The Changing Geography of Concentrated Poverty in the Washington, DC Metro.” Paper session organizer and presenter (with Nick Finio) at the Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, April 2016.

“Opportunity for Whom? The Diverse Definitions of Neighborhood Opportunity in Baltimore.” Paper session organizer at the Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, March 2016.

“The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge,” Paper session organizer and presenter at the Society for American City and Regional Planning History, biennial meeting, November 2015. 

2015

“Worlds Away in Suburbia: The Changing Geography of Concentrated Poverty in the Washington, DC Metro.” Presentation at the Symposium on Housing, Segregation and Poverty, Center for Urban Research and Education, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, November 2015.

“Suburban Crises, Suburban Regeneration.” Panel participant at the Society of City and Regional Planning Historians, biennial meeting, November 2015.

“The Fit between this Topic and Planning is Weak.” Planners of Color Interest Group Roundtable, American Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, October 2015.

“The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge,” Paper session organizer and presenter at the American Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, October 2015.

“Balancing and Integrating Work and Life.” Presentation at Advancing Faculty Diversity Fellows Forum, University of Maryland, College Park, October 2015.

“In Her Words: A Panel of Current UM Women Faculty.” Panel participant at ADVANCE Professor Retreat, University of Maryland, College Park, August 2015.

“The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge.” Presentation at The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity’s Qualitative Research Interest Group Seed Grant Panel, University of Maryland, College Park, May 2015.

“The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge.” Presentation at Metropolitan Policy Center, American University, Spring Speaker Series, April 2015.

“The Right to Suburbia: Redevelopment and Resistance on the Urban Edge,” Paper presentation at Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, April 2015. Presentation.

2014

“Mainstreaming the Asian Mall: Regulating Asian American Space in Silicon Valley Suburbia.” Paper session organizer and presenter at American Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, October 2014. 

“Teaching Equity Planning in a 'Post-Racial' and Multicultural World.” Panel organizer and participant at American Collegiate Schools of Planning, annual meeting, October 2014.

The Promise and Challenge of Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in Diverse Suburbs,” Paper presentation with Rolf Pendall, Molly Scott, and Eli Knaap at Transit, Development and Forme Urbaine: Washington et Paris Symposium, Washington, DC, October 2014.

“The New White Flight: Geographies of Race and the Politics of Asian American Education in Silicon Valley Schools,” Presentation at Breaking Barriers, Building Community: 35 Years of Training Social Change Scholars, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley, May 2014. 

“Thriving in the Face of Redevelopment: Strategies for Small and Immigrant Businesses in Wheaton, Maryland.” Presentation with Katie Gerbes at Makeover Montgomery II: The Continuing Transformation of America’s Suburbs, Silver Spring, Maryland, May 2014.  

“Mainstreaming the Asian Mall: The Regulation of Immigrant Space in Silicon Valley.” Paper panel co-organizer and presenter at the Association of American Geographers, annual meeting, April 2014.

“Mainstreaming the Asian Mall: The Regulation of Immigrant Space in Silicon Valley,” National Center for Smart Growth, Brown Bag Series, University of Maryland, College Park, April 2014. 

“Malls of Meaning: Building Asian America in Silicon Valley Suburbia,” Paper presentation at The Migrant Metropolis Conference, organized by the Center for the History of the New America, University of Maryland, College Park, March 2014.

“The New White Flight: Geographies of Race and the Politics of Asian American Education in Silicon Valley Schools,” Presentation at the Center of New America, Brown Bag Series, University of Maryland, College Park, February 2014.

2013

“The Other Suburbanites: Asian American Placemaking and Development in Silicon Valley.” Paper presentation at the Society for American City & Regional Planning History, biennial meeting, October 2013.

“The Politics of Multiethnic and Multifaith Suburbia: Integrating Asian Temples and Mosques.” Presentation with Anisha Gade at A Suburban Revolution?, The City Institute, York University, Toronto, Ontario, October 2013.

“Planning with Transcultural Cities: Place-making as a Medium for Cross-cultural Understanding.” Panel discussion participant at the Just Metropolis Conference, semi-annual meeting of the Planners Network, June 2013.

“Mainstreaming the Asian Mall: The Regulation of Minority and Immigrant Space in Silicon Valley Suburbs.” Paper session organizer and presenter at the Urban Affairs Association, annual meeting, April 2013.

2012

“Beyond Ethnoburbs: Diversity and Immigration in Fremont, California, 1956-2010.” Paper presented at the Urban History Association, biennial meeting, October 2012.

“The New White Flight: Geographies of Race and the Politics of Education in Silicon Valley Schools.” Presentation at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Brown Bag Series, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 2012.

“That ‘Monster House’ is My Home: The Politics of Race, Immigration, and Development in the Silicon Valley.” Presentation for Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Faculty Research Colloquium, September 2012.

“That ‘Monster House’ is My Home: The Politics of Race, Immigration, and Development in the Silicon Valley.” Presentation at Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity Fellows’ Forum, Stanford University, April 2012.

“That ‘Monster House’ is My Home: The Politics of Race, Immigration, and Development in the Silicon Valley.” Presentation at Center for Research Social Change Lecture Series, University of California, Berkeley, February 2012.

2011

“Asian Malls as Vibrant Suburban Public Space.” Paper presented at the Society for American City & Regional Planning History, biennial meeting, November, 2011.

“That ‘Monster House’ is My Home: Visions of Community and the Politics of Exclusion in Cosmopolitan Suburbs.” Paper presented at The Death and Life of Social Factors Conference, University of California, Berkeley, October 2011.

“Multicultural Landscapes: Findings from EDRA40 Workshop and Strategies for Inclusive Design Research and Practice.” Paper co-authored with and presented by Susan Dieterlen and Paula Villagra, Environmental Design Research Association, annual meeting, May 2011.

“From Neighborhood to Transnational Suburban Schools.” Paper presented at Transcultural Cities Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, February, 2011.

“The Changing Face of American Suburbs.” Presentation at Landscape Architecture Lecture Series, University of California, Davis, January 2011.

2010

“That ‘Monster House’ is My Home: Race, Immigration, and the Politics of Suburban Development.” Paper presented at American Studies Association, annual meeting, November 2010.

“Landscapes of Difference: Race and Ethnic Diversity and the Changing Form of Suburbia.” Paper presented at Urban History Association, biennial meeting, October 2010.

“Suburbia: The New Frontier of American Racial & Ethnic Diversity (1945‐2000).” Paper presented at Spaces of History / Histories of Space Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 2010.

“The Multicultural Suburban Landscape: Revealing Narratives of Race and Ethnicity in Urban Form.” Presentation at Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Colloquium, University of California, Berkeley, February 2010.

2009

“Making a Diverse Suburb: Spatial Disorientation and Fragmentation in the Design and Planning of Fremont, California,” Paper presented at The Diverse Suburbs: History, Politics and Prospects Conference, Hofstra University, New York, October 2009.

“The Multicultural Suburban Landscape: Diversity and the Changing Form of Fremont, 1945-2009.” Paper presented at Society for American City & Regional Planning History, biennial meeting, October 2009.

“Discursive Landscapes of the Silicon Valley Suburbs.” Paper presented at Environmental Design Research Association, annual meeting, May 2009.

“Race and Landscape in the Silicon Valley Suburbs.” Presentation at the California Studies Association, annual meeting, April 2009.

“A Historiography of Race in the American Suburbs, 1850-present.” Paper presented at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, annual meeting, January 2009.

2008

“Preservation of Habitat for the Black-Faced Spoon Bill on Ganghua Island.” Presentation co-authored and presented with Kristen Podolak, International Symposium for Preserving the Black-Faced Spoonbill, Ganghua, South Korea, August 2008.

“Hanging out at the Pacific East Mall: Multiethnic Youth Claims to Social Space in Bay Area Ethnoburbs.” Paper presented at Environmental Design Research Association, annual meeting, May 2008.

2007

“At Home, Away from Home: Suburban Landscape Encounters and Taiwanese Immigrant Identity Transformation,” Paper co-authored with Shenglin Chang, Ph.D., Association for Asian American Studies, annual meeting, April 2007.

“Community Led Crime Prevention: West Hyattsville Metro Station Study Area.” Poster presentation with Rachel Fitzgerald, Mandy Ma, Crystal Myers, and Ted Stevens, American Planning Association, annual meeting, April 2007. 

“A Multicultural Design Ethic for the Global Era: A Community-Building Approach to Addressing Diversity within Urban Design.” Paper presented at Promise Research Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, January 2007.