RECENT PRESENTATIONS

2016 (June, Singapore)
East Asian reflections on flush toilets, modernity, and technology in regional history, presented at the first meeting in Asia of the Society for the History of Technology, Panel: “Making modernity. Technology in regional History” organized by Erik van der Vleuten (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Francesca Bray (Edinburgh)

2016 (June, Singapore)
Birthing dramas and generational narratives. Coping with medicalization in rural South China, 1960s-2010s, presented at the first meeting in Asia of the Society for the History of Technology, Panel: “Rethinking Reproductive Technologies: Pregnancy and Childbirth in East Asian Societies, 1800s-2000s” organized by Gonçalo Santos (HKU) and Suzanne Gottschang (Smith College)

2015 (August, Zurich)
Flush toilet modernities. Emergent models in the Chinese countryside, presented at the workshop "The Second Life of Things" organised by Mareille Flitsch, Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich

2015 (March, Chicago)
“I give, I’m happy, I mature”. The making of humanitarian middle-class subjectivities in contemporary China, paper presented at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

2015 (April, New Haven)
Do Flush Toilets Have Politics?, invited lecture presented at the CEAS Colloquium, Yale University

2014 (January, Hong Kong) 
Do flush toilets have politics? Anthropocenic reflections, invited lecture presented at the Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong Anthropological Society

2013 (November, Hong Kong) 
Material civilization and hygienic modernity. Reflections on toilet practices in rural South China, invited lecture presented at the department of anthropology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

2013 (June, Halle [Saale])
'Multiple mothering' and labor migration in rural South China, paper presented at the international conference "Is Chinese patriarchy over?" at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

2012 (November, London)
On 'civilizing technologies'. The 'flush toilet' in rural South China, invited lecture presented at the Department of Anthropology, University College of London

2012 (November, Berlin)
The 'flush toilet' and the Anthropocene project, presented at the international workshop “The Anthropocene Project / Das Anthropozän-Projekt“ organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Society at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt

2012 (July, Paris)
On intimate choices and troubles in rural South China, presented at the 12th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre

2012 (May, Hong Kong)
Technology, charity, and ethical imagination: an anthropological perspective, presented at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong

2012 (May, Guangzhou)
China in comparative perspective: Ideas and methods, paper presented at the Department of Anthropology of Sun Yat-Sen University

2012 (May, Atlanta)
Technologies of ethical imagination, invited lecture presented at the Department of Anthropology at Emory University