Getting Psyched for PCB 2014!

Portland, here I come!

Portland, here I come!

This time next week I’ll be on a plane heading to the 107th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (PCB for short). It will be my first time attending PCB, and only my second time in Portland, so it’s going to be quite the adventure.

If you’re attending the conference and want to meet up, shoot me an email, or look for me at the welcoming reception on Thursday night!

I will be presenting a paper on Saturday morning as part of the super primo deluxe “Visual Cultures of the Body” panel. I’m only part kidding about the “super primo deluxe” thing. I’m really excited about this lineup, and can you blame me? Check it out!

Chair: Elliott Young, Lewis and Clark College

“Exchanging Glances: The Search for Identification and Authentic Grief at the Triangle Factory Fire Morgue” Vicki Fama Daniel, University of Wisconsin, Madison

“‘I Want the Public to Bear Witness’: Corporeality, Sovereignty, and Space in ACT UP’s Political Funerals” Andrea Milne, University of California, Irvine

“The Cyborg Surveyor and the U.S.-Mexico Boundary Line: Bodily and Scientific Encounters atop the Western Landscape” Celeste Menchaca, University of Southern California

We’re speaking at the butt-crack of dawn—8:30, to be exact. It’s all good… this is why God invented caffeine. And really, who wouldn’t want to wake up to corpses and cyborgs?

For those of you attending PCB, I look forward to meeting you and hearing about your work!