Upcoming Talks


  • “Slavery and Enthusiasm in the German Enlightenment,” Peace, Violence, and the Highest Good, Marquette University, 8 March, 2024.
  • “Foundations for Formation: Vocational Exploration through the Core Curriculum,” Council of Independent Colleges, NetVUE Conference, Atlanta, GA, 21–23 March, 2024.
  • “On the ‘Essay on the Maladies of the Head,’” The Young Kant, Northwestern University, 23–25 May, 2024.


  • “Kenguruh, Kangaroo, Känguruh: Australia in German Natural History,” Conference in Honour of Stephen Gaukroger, University of Sydney, February 19–21, 2024.
  • “Translating the Pacific: Georg Forster and the Order of Nature in Meiners, Kant, and Herder,” (with Jennifer Mensch), The German Studies Association, Montréal, 5–8 October, 2023.
  • “Racism and Canonicity in Enlightenment Studies,” Opening the Canon: Interdisciplinary Soundings, Marquette University, 28 October, 2022.
  • “Representing Foreign Cultures in the Age of Exploration: German Natural History in Word and Image,” Classical and Contemporary Themes from the Philosophy of Culture: Foreign Cultures, Subjectivity, Interculturality, Truth, History, Marquette University, 22 February, 2022.