July, 2018. Interwar Multilingualism and Post-Communist Consciousness in Opole Silesia, and Metaphors Be With You! An anthropologist looks at borders, boundaries, and autochthonous Opole Silesia. Association for Borderland Studies World Conference. University of Vienna and Central European University, Budapest.
September, 2012. The Role of the Railway in the Development of National Identity in Slavic Silesia, 1860 - present: A Community Study. Networks of Infrastructure and the Phantom Borders of East Central Europe. A conference of the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin, in cooperation with the European University Viadrina, the University of Basil, and the International Association for Railway History.
June, 2008. The View from Brockton: Effective Practices for English Language Learners with Limited Prior Formal Schooling. Massachusetts English Learner Leadership Coalition annual meeting, Leominster, MA (by invitation).
November, 2005. What's So Difficult about This?? Functional Complexity and Linguistic Ideology in Standardized Testing of Limited English Proficiency Students. American Anthropological Association, annual meetings, Washington DC; Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages, Leominster, MA (March 2006).
November, 2000. The De-Politicization of Language: Language Ideology in Opole Silesia, Poland. Session on "Global Discourse and Local Knowledge: Language Politics in Deaf and Hearing Communities." American Anthropological Association, annual meetings, San Francisco.
April, 1998. History, Cultural Ideology, and the Meaning of Shift in Silesian Pronominal Address. Sixth Annual Symposium about Language and Society -- Austin, TX: Dept of Linguistics, UT-Austin.
May, 1998. The Memory of Collapse in the Constitution of “the German Minority in Poland.” American Ethnological Society, annual meetings, Toronto.
December, 1997. Handling Money, Exchange and Identity in a Situation of Ethnic Ambiguity (Opole Silesia, Poland). Speaker series on "Questions of Identity in the New Europe," Remarque Institute Colloquium, New York University.
November, 1996. Ideological Definitions of Language in Identity Claims by the German Minority in Poland. Session on "Imagining the Past: Historical Consciousness and Construction of Identity in Europe," American Anthropological Association, annual meetings, San Francisco.
May, 1996. Germans of Slavic Ethnogenesis in Poland: A Case Study of Official Denial. University of Chicago European Studies Workshop Mini-conference, "Genocide? Ethnic Cleansing? or Population Transfer?"
June, 1996. Language, Ethnicity and Nationality in the German-Polish Border-land: the role of German. 6th International Conference on Minority Languages, Gdansk, Poland.
April, 1996. Being German, Being Silesian: Generational Shifts in Group Identity in the German-Polish Borderland. Eastern Bloc Scholars Conference, University of California at Davis.