Penal Tourism: Global and Local Semiotics, a short graduate course presented at Facultad de Ciencias Jurdicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Sante Fe, Argentina, July 2017.
Prisons, Protests, and Politics: The Irish Campaign of Resistance, a short graduate course presented at Facultad de Ciencias Jurdicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Sante Fe, Argentina, July 2017.
Panel Moderator, The Prison Industrial Complex and Critical Resistance, featuring Professor Angela Y. Davis. The Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Rutgers University, October 5, 2016.
Key Organizer, JUSTICE IN ACTION public lectures featuring Professor Angela Y. Davis (Radical Visions of Justice) and Professor Lennox Hinds (Reflections of a People's Lawyer), Rutgers University, October 5, 2016.
"The Female Factory: Degrading Irish Transportees in Tasmania." A Paper Presented at the Workshop: Degradation, Civilization & Denial: Revisiting Slavery and the Penal System. Coordinated by Tom Daems: Leuvens Instituut Voor Criminologie (LINC), Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium, June 2, 2016.
"Renditions to Kafka-land: The Case of Mohamedou Ould Slahi." Mobility and Confinement: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Incarceration in America. Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University, New York, March 29, 2016. http://heymancenter.org/events/mobility-and-confinement-an-interdisciplinary-conference-on-incarceration-i/
Book Launch "Escape to Prison: Penal Tourism and the Pull of Punishment." Sydney Institute of Criminology, Law School, University of Sydney (Australia), December 9, 2015 (1pm- 2.30pm). http://sydney.edu.au/news/law/457.html?eventcategoryid=35&eventid=11129
"Ironies of Scapegoating: From Islamophobia to Radicalization." Featured Speaker at "Radicalization and Islamophobia: Roots, Relationships and Implications in Religiously Diverse Societies," the Australian Conference on Islam. Sydney, Australia, November 30 to December 1, 2015. http://www.ausconfislam.net
"Escape to Prison: Penal Tourism and the Pull of Punishment." A public lecture at Eastern State Penitentiary, Searchlight Series. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 6, 2015 (6pm to 7pm). http://www.easternstate.org/searchlight-series
"Torture and its Division of Labor." A Paper Presented at the Workshop: The Politics and Jurisprudence of Group Offending, Coordinated by Anthony Amatrudo (Middlesex University, London) at Institut Internationale de Sociologie Juridique (International Institute for the Sociology of Law), Onati, Spain, July 23-25, 2015.
"Left Sacred and the Sanctity of Death in 'Troubled' Ireland." A Workshop Paper Presented at Center for Cultural Sociology, Department of Sociology, Yale University, February 20, 2015.
"Crimmigration in Australia: Loud and Quiet Panic Over Asylum Seekers" the Colloquium Series in the Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, April 24, 2013.
"Exploring Penal Tourism in Global Cities: Prison Museums, Culture and Punishment," A Seminar at the Centre of Criminology, University of Cape Town (South Africa), July 20, 2012.
"Scientific Torture, Victimology, and Human Rights," Guest Lecture, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong, March 23, 2012.
"Talking About Terror: Discourse on the Scapegoats of September 11th." An Author'S Talk based on Scapegoats of September 11th: Hate Crimes & State Crimes in the War on Terror. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London: Rutgers University Press. Korean edition, translated by J. Park (2011) Seoul, Korea: Galmuri. An Event at Galmuri Publishing, Seoul, South Korea, March 15, 2012.
"Detention of Asylum Seekers in the European (Dis)Union: Examining Fractures in Policy and Practice" at the workshop "Governing European Asylum Policy: Towards A Single Asylum Procedure?" organized by Maarten Vink and Claudia Engelmann. Maastricht University (the Netherlands), November 24 & 25, 2011.
"Talking About Terror" and "Scapegoats Revisited: The 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11" (new preface for Korean edition), Scapegoats of September 11th: Hate Crimes & State Crimes in the War on Terror. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London: Rutgers University Press. Korean edition, translated by J. Park. Seoul, Korea: Galmuri Press: A two hour lecture (via Skype) sponsored by Galmuri Press and translated by J. Park, Seoul, South Korea, June 24, 2011.
"Penal Tourism: Exploring Prison Museums in Argentina and Australia." Featured Speaker to The Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, Department of Sociology, State University of New York, Utica, March 31, 2011.
"Neocolonial Narratives in the Occupation of Iraq." Faculty seminar, Department of Sociology, University of Auckland (New Zealand), October 20, 2010.
"State Crime & the War on Terror: A Critique of American Power in a Post-9/11 Era." Guest Lecture, Law and Contemporary Society, Department of Sociology and Social Policy (Socio-Legal Studies), University of Sydney (Australia) October 12, 2010.
"Operation Iraqi Freedom: Colonial Theory and the Looking Glass Self." Faculty seminar, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney (Australia), September 20, 2010.
"Immigration Detention and the Sonics of Social Control." Faculty seminar, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (Australia), September 13, 2010.
"American Pain-ology: Torture, Science & Modernity," Faculty Seminar, Department of Sociology, University of Western Sydney (Australia), September 6, 2010.
"Wall of Noise and Wall of Boys: Hegemonic Strategies for Privatizing Immigration Detention in Australia." A workshop paper, Institute of Criminology, Law School, University of Sydney (Australia), September 1, 2010.
"Everything You Wanted to Know About Academic Publishing, But Are Afraid to Ask." Faculty retreat seminar for the School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney, at Avoca Beach (Australia), July 22, 2010.
"Where Criminology Meets Human Rights: The Case of the War on Terror," United Nations Panel 3: How Can Criminology Contribute to Research in Human Rights?, American Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Philadelphia, November 6, 2009.p>
"Panic, Risk, Control: Criminalizing Immigration in a Post-9/11 America." A paper presented at the conference The Collateral Consequences of Immigration Policy (organized by Marjorie S. Zatz, Charis Kubrin, and Ramiro Martinez through the National Science Foundation): Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona), September 2009
"Critical Criminology in the US and UK" a short graduate course presented at Facultad de Ciencias Jur’dicas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Sante Fe, Argentina, July 2009.
"Neocolonial Discipline: Deciphering Detention Discourse in Occupied Iraq," a paper presented at the University of Chicago, Workshop on Crime and Punishment (organized by Bernard E. Harcourt and Richard McAdams). November 20, 2008.
"Terror, Security & Human Rights: International Sociology in a Post-9/11 World," a presentation delivered at the 2008 Induction Ceremony, Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, May 5, 2008.
"War on Terror in the United States: Implications to Criminology and Human Rights" a short graduate course as Visiting Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Jur’dicas y Sociales of the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Sante Fe, Argentina, March 24-28, 2008.
"Hate Crimes, War on Terror, and a Culture of Denial" a presentation delivered at Symposium on Race and Diversity, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK, April 19-20, 2007.
"Migration and the Risk Society," a seminar module delivered to the Criminal Law Department and the Criminology Department, School of Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands, April 13, 2007.
"Risk Society, Criminology, and the War on Terror," a short course as Visiting Professor: Part I: Talking About Terror: Discourse & the War on Terror (Parlando di terrore: discorsi e guerra al terrore); Part II: Ethnic Profiling and Detention of Migrants in the War on Terror (Profilo etnico e detenzione dei migranti nella guerra al terrore); Part III: Torture as Policy in the War on Terror (La politica della tortura nella guerra al terrore), Faculty of Law, University of Bologna, Italy, March 26-30, 2007.
Commentator for Panel: "Rights-based Social Mobilisations" Advancing Inter-disciplinarity in Human Rights Research: Problems and Possibilities. Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics, March 20, 2007.
"Asylum Seekers as Scapegoats: Jailing Practices in the UK and US." University of London, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London, England, March 11, 2007.
"War on Terror: Facilitating Hate Crime and State Crime." Terrorism, War and International Crime, Public Lecture Series, Birkbeck University, London, March 10, 2007.
"Addressing the Root Causes: Terrorism and Foreign Policy," a teaching seminar module in the Master's course Terrorism & Counter-terrorism, School of Law and Centre for Defence Studies, King's College, London, February 28, 2007
"Human Rights and the War on Terror," a teaching seminar module in the Master's Criminal Justice Policy Lecture/Seminar Series. The Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics, February 22, 2007
"Criminalizing Asylum Seekers in Europe and the US: Detention, Human Rights, and the Culture of Control," (with Liza Schuster, City University of London) British Society of Criminology joint seminar series with the Mannheim Centre, London School of Economics, June 14, 2006.
"Immigration, Criminalization, and Counter-Law: A Foucauldian Analysis of Laws Against Law," Merging Immigration and Crime Control: An Interdisciplinary Workshop, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, University at Buffalo Law School, Buffalo, New York, April 28-29, 2006.
"Torture in a Post 9/11 World: Exploring the Forces and Sources of a Culture of Impunity," Interdisciplinary Academic Conference on Human Rights Crossing the Boundaries: the Place of Human Rights in Contemporary Scholarship, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics, March 24, 2006.
"A Critical Look at the American War on Terror: Implications to Criminology, State Crimes, and Human Rights." A lecture delivered to the School of Criminology, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, October 31, 2005.
"Restoring Prison Systems in War Torn Nations: Correctional Vision, Monitoring, and Human Rights" for the panel "Justice System in Conflict Torn Nations: Establishing Standards and Making Them Work" (sponsored by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences). Ancillary Meeting at the Eleventh United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Bangkok, Thailand April 18-25, 2005.
Consultant to artist/photographer Dread Scott and the project "Lockdown: The Growing American Prison System" sponsored by The Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue in association with the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., May-July 2000.
"Moral Panic Over Youth Violence." Featured Speaker for the Graduate Colloquium at St. John's University, New York, New York, April 17, 2000.
Conference on the Coalition for the Support of Cuban Detainees: University of California at Berkeley (Boalt) Law School, May 20-23, 1999.