In October, I'm headed to Cornell University in Ithaca, NY for the 2017 Sri Lanka Graduate Student Conference. This year's theme is "Critical Reflections on Legacies of Authority and Difference." I'll be presenting a paper containing an argument from my Master's Thesis, which I'm calling "Authority and Piety in Sri Lanka’s Contemporary BhikkhunĪ Ordination Dispute."
Next month, I'm headed to Toronto, Ontario for the 2017 Annual Association for Asian Studies Conference, where I'll be presenting on "Global Networks, Strategies of Localization, and Gendered Nationalism in Sri Lanka's Bhikkhunī Ordination Dispute" as part of the "Geographies of Religion" panel on Saturday morning.
In February, I'll be presenting a paper on "Paṇḍakas and Ubatovyañjanakas: Gender, Sex, and the Buddhist Fourfold Classification of Persons" at the 1st Annual UW–Madison Gender & Women’s Studies Graduate Student Conference. Read More.
In late October, I'll be presenting a paper on "Mediating Monasticism: Gender, Media, & Discourse in Sri Lanka's Bhikkhunī Ordination Dispute" at the 2016 UW-Madison South Asia Conference. My presentation will be part of a panel on "Media in South Asia." Check it out.