Speaking Engagements

I am available for keynote addresses, panels, and webinars on the topics of online identity in academia: websites, social media, and communication.

Email me at jenniferva88@gmail.com

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Sharing Your Events on Social Media

A virtual workshop for the presentation design BOSS Community of Creative Research Communications from Echo Rivera, August

Stay Connected: Communicating with Empathy

A video presentation for Naropa University, May

Stay Connected Online While Social Distancing

A webinar from The Academic Designer LLC, April


Social Media for Students: Job Market Edition

An online workshop designed for Technical Writing students of the UL Lafayette English Department

Invited by Dr. Disha Acharya

Lafayette, LA, March


Science and Social Media

Using Instagram to Share Your Research

A webinar with Dr. Stephanie Watson (Twitter)

Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO)

Science Communication Training Fellowship program, October

The Landscape of The Wife’s Lament

MLA panel #154

New York City, January

[Unable to attend due to weather]


Long Branch, U.S.A

Robert Pinsky’s Extended Metaphor for Tenuous Social Capital in America

ALA Symposium on Regionalism and Place

New Orleans, September

Political Wives and Wives as Politic

The Gender Roles of Alicia Florrick and Chaucer’s Alisoun of Bath

PCA/ACA National Conference

San Diego, April

[Michael Schoenecke Travel Grant]

Female Poets and Southern Identity

On the Place Poetics of Natasha Trethewey, Ellen Bryant Voigt, and C.D. Wright

Deep South and the Global South Conference

Lafayette, LA, April


‘The Good Wife’ Then and Now

Feminism and Gender Roles on the Medieval Page and Television Screen

Literature/Film Association Conference

Glassboro, NJ, October

[Lit/Film Association Travel Grant]


Aesthetics and Reality

Glenn Gould’s Scansioned Music

NRHC Conference

Philadelphia, April