“From the Monumental to the Everyday: Shifting Perspectives on the Cultural History of Italian Fascism.” Comparing the Cultural History of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, Freie Universität Berlin, March 2019.
“Kicking a Dying Lion: Revolutionary Iconoclasm and Damnatio Memoriae after the Fall of Mussolini.” A Difficult Heritage: The Afterlife of Fascist-Era Architecture, Monuments and Works in Italy. American Academy in Rome and the Biblioteca Hertziana/Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome, March 2019.
“Burning Paper and Crushing Bedbugs: Iconoclasm, Memory and Expectation during the Fall of Mussolini.” What Remains? Fascist and National Socialist Antiquities and Materialities from the Interwar to the Post-war Era, University of Cambridge, June 2018.
“July 25th, 1943: The Fall of Mussolini as Affective Experience.” International Conference of Europeanists, Glasgow, July 2017.
“Il dopoguerra sbagliato: speranze, recriminazioni e conflitti durante i 45 Giorni.” 1945: Violenza e costruzione della legalità, Istituto Storico di Modena/ISTORECO, Reggio Emilia, April 2016.
“Photojournalism as a Historical Source.” Photographic Archives and Contemporary Art: Investigation, Interpretation, Inspiration, Università degli Studi Roma Tre and the American Academy in Rome, December 2015.
“The Fall of Mussolini: Violence, Emotion and Memory.” Seminar in Modern Italian Studies, Columbia University, April 2015.
“Violenza quotidiana nel Regno del Sud, 1943-1944.”Violenza politica e sociale nell'Europa del secondo dopoguerra, Seminario nazionale SISSCO, Reggio Emilia, June 2014.
“Cultural History from Below: Meaning-Making and Experience in Fascist Italy.” Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC, January 2014.
Panel organizer, Everyday Life under Fascism: New Perspectives on Mussolini’s Italy, Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, DC, January 2014.
“The Excavatory Intervention: Archaeology as Practice, Performance and Rhetoric in Fascist Rome.” Revolution and Eternity: Workshop on Fascism’s Temporality, Italo-German Center for European Excellence, Menaggio, March 2013.
“Negotiating Fascism after Mussolini.” Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, April 2019.
“Challenges: Communism, Fascism and Totalitarianism.” Wheeling Academy of Law and Science Foundation, Wheeling, WV, November 2018.
"Teach-In on Anti-Semitism and Cultural Bias.” Humanities Center, West Virginia University, October 2018.
Teaching History and Politics in the Age of Trump.” Honors College, West Virginia University, November 2017.
“Historical Perspectives on Charlottesville: Heritage, Hate, History and Memory.” West Virginia University, August 2017. “Iconoclasm, Insult and Memory during the Fall of Mussolini.” Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome, April 2016.
“The Figure in Fascist Italy: The Foro Italico.” American Academy in Rome, February 2016.
“‘Eccola qui, la mi’ merda: Emotion, Memory and the Fall of Fascism.” American Academy in Rome, December 2015.
“‘Everything Within the State, Nothing Against the State, Nothing Outside the State’: Toward the History of Everyday Life in Fascist Italy.” Acton Lecture, NYU-Florence, November 2015.
“Excavating Modernity: Archaeology and the Fascist Cult of Rome.” Babcock Lecture, Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome, November 2015.