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Keynote. Conference on Queer and Trans Studies in Religion. University of California, Riverside. February 16, 2024.

"Gender & Sexual Variance in Islam: Classical Theology & Beyond." Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University. September 13, 2022.

"Gender & Sexual Variance in the Islamic Interpretative Tradition & Beyond." Keynote at the

Queering Religion conference. Organized by Queer/Disrupt (UK) and the Berlin Graduate Program.  June 14-15, 2022.

"Arab Authors and Representations of Sexuality." Columbia University, Webinar, July 2021. Details. Video.

"The (R)evolution of Arab Queer Cinema."  Columbia University, New York, October 2, 2019. Details. Video.

"Gender and Sexual Diversity in the Pre-Modern World." University of California, Berkeley. June 28, 2019. 

"Histories and Representations of Sex and Love between Women in the Arabo-Muslim World." MacEwan University, Edmonton, Canada, September 29, 2017.

"Toward Decriminalizing Homosexuality in the Arab World." The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 27, 2016. Video.

“Let the Scholar Speak… Even if it Scares You.” TEDx, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, March 20, 2016. Video.

“A Macro History of Human Warfare.” TEDx Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA, January 23, 2016. Video.

“On the History of the History of Homosexuality: A Re-Reading in the Lesbian Pre-Modern.” School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, November 24, 2015.

“States of Being: Narratives of Queer Muslim Diasporas in Contemporary Scholarship.” University of Leicester, Leicester, November 25, 2015. Video.

“Gender and Sexual Variance in the Abbasid Golden Age.” Center for Middle East Studies, Yale University, New Haven, October 28, 2015.

“The State of Contemporary Scholarship on Islam and Homosexuality,” Brown University, April 10-11, 2015. Video.

“Recovering the Arab Queer: How to Write a Lesbian Novel Set in 9th Century Iraq and Why Does it Even Matter,” Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University, May 7, 2014. Excerpt Audio.

“Distorted Lovers: The History of the History of (Homo)Sexuality,” Annual Gottschalk History Lecture, University of Louisville, Kentucky, February 27, 2014. Audio.

“LGBT Activism in the Arabic-Speaking World,” Bogazici University, Istanbul, March 13, 2012.

“LGBT Activism in North Africa,” International Feminist Forum, Ankara University, Ankara, March 10, 2012.

“Queer Arab Cinema” Presented at the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Toronto, May 23, 2011.

“Female Homosexuality in Medieval Arabo-Islamic literature,” held at the Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley, May 12, 2011.

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