“Tea, Pilaf, and Kebab: Tracing Asian Culinary Flows in Russian
Foodways,” paper to be presented at the Inter-Asian Connections IV
conference to be held in Istanbul, October 2-5,
“The Making of a Soviet Transnational Star: Lev Yashin in the South
American Sports Press,” paper presented at the Association for
Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (formerly AAASS), Los
Angeles, November 2010.
“Blackness and Sports in the Americas: North and South American
Perspectives from the Early 20th Century,” Mid-Atlantic Popular
Culture Association (MAPACA), Alexandria, Virginia, October
“Lev Yashin: Soviet Football Icon on a World Stage," paper
presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the
Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS), Boston, November 2009, as
part of a panel “Of Cosmonauts, Athletes, and Rock Stars: Official
Celebrity and Popular Celebrity in the USSR after Stalin."
“Lev Yashin and the International Emergence of Soviet Soccer,
1958-1966,” paper presented at the annual meeting of the AAASS, New
Orleans, November 15-18, 2007.
“Dispelling Myths about Hunger: The Globalization and Politics of
Hunger," a presentation to students as part of program, "Global
Challenges to Feeding the World: Everyday Action for Combating
Hunger," sponsored by the Vincentian Center for Church and Society,
Rosalie Rendu Roundtable on Religion and Science, St. John's
University, October 16, 2006.
“Darker Shades of Red: Art and Freedom of Expression in a
Totalitarian State," part of program, "Through Colored Lenses:
Truth and the State," organized by the Vincentian Center for Church
and Society in conjunction with University Art Gallery exhibit of
Soviet propaganda posters, St. John's University, October 4,
“Soccer and Civics: The Social History of a Global Game,” an
invited lecture delivered at the Institute for Historical Research,
University of London, April 19, 2004 as part of the
Pearson-Prentice Hall Seminars in Global History.
“The Myths of Hunger throughout History,” a presentation to
students as part of panel on “The Globalization of Charity: The
Fight against Hunger,” organized to mark World Food Day 2002, St.
John’s University, October 16, 2002.
“Extremist Variants of Russian Nationalism,” session chaired at the
Fifth Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of
Nationalities (ASN), New York, April 13-15, 2000.
“Food and the Politics of Scarcity in Pre-War Soviet Russia,
1917-1941,” a paper presented at the conference on “Food and Drink
in Consumer Societies,” organized by the Center for the History of
Business, Technology and Society, Hagley Museum and Library,
Wilmington, Delaware, November 12-13, 1999.
"Entitlements, Moral Economy, and Urban Food Shortages in
Revolutionary Russia," a
paper presented at the annual convention of the AAASS, St. Louis,
“Ethnicity, Economy and the State in Tatarstan,” session moderator
at the Fourth Annual World Convention of the Association for the
Study of Nationalities (ASN), New York, April 1999.
"Babylon in Moscow: Campaigns against the Sukharevka Market,
1918-30," paper presented at the 28th National Convention of the
AAASS, Boston, November 1996.
"Moscow's Food Brigades in the Russian Civil War, 1918-1921," paper
presented at the Midwest Russian History Colloquium, Akron, Ohio,