“Kafkaesque Trieste,” “California Interdisciplinary Consortium for Italian Studies Tenth Annual Conference” Scripps and Pomona Colleges, Claremont, California, February, 2012.
“Living like Dogs: Humor and Compassion in Svevo and Kafka,” “150th anniversary of the birth of Italo Svevo: International Conference on ‘Italo Svevo and his Legacy,’” Oxford, England, December, 2011.
“From Kafka to Primo Levi: Jewish Kafka in Italy,” “Kafka and Holocaust” MLA 2012 Seattle, January, 2012.
“Kafka and Conversing Creatures in Italy: Interrogating the Human-Animal Boundary,” “Animal Studies, Ecocriticism and Modern Italy,” MLA 2012 Seattle, January, 2012.
“Austrian Italian Literature? Trieste and the Migrations of Modernism,” “Modern Austrian Literature,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 2010.
“Svevo’s uomini senza qualità: Musil and Modernism in Trieste,” “Gender and Modernity in Central Europe: The Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and its Legacy,” Ottawa, Canada, May 2008.
“‘So, also hierher kommen die Leute um zu leben/E così dunque viene la gente per vivere’ Trieste between Empire and Peninsula,” The Southern Comparative Literature Association’s Thirty Third Annual Conference, “Topographies of Otherness,” University of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, September 2007, awarded Rutledge Prize.
“Kafka in Trieste: From Roberto Bazlen and Unknown to Kafkamania,” Italian Graduate Student Conference, “Diversity, Otherness, and Pluralism in Italian Literature, Cinema, Language and Pedagogy,” University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, April 2007.