Recent Public Speaking Topics & Venues: 1993-Present

“Loyal Till The End: Youth Suicide and the Military,” United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. 

“Addiction, Popular Culture and Spirituality: A Conversation with Dr. Donna Gaines,” Ross School, East Hampton. NY

“Popular Culture as Liberation Theology,” Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY.

“Body Social and the Social Bodies of Young People.” International Center of Photography, NY

“Lamentations: Blue State Blues” KGB Bar, NY.

“Cross-Addicted: My Life as a Post-Academic Ethnographer,” New York University, NY.

“Spiritual Community: The Post-Ramones Empire of NYC,” CBGB’s, NY.

“Keepers of the Faith: Why Orphaned Fanworlds Survive.” EMPLive, Seattle, Washington.

“Unholy Redeemer: How Popular Culture Saves Kids” Manhattan College, NY.

“From Streetsmart to Booksmart: How Community College Education Changed My Life” Keynote, Community College Humanities Association Conference, NY.

“Women’s Rights, Gun Rights and Columbine,” Libertarian Party of New York Annual Convention, NY.

“Passing On Sociology.” Monument Valley High School, Navajo Nation, Kayenta, Arizona.

“No More Heroes?: Working Class Kids and Pop Culture” Majors and Alternatives Symposium, Vienna, Austria.

“Individuality and Community: Youth and Possibility” George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia.

“Youth, Music and Censorship” Broadcast Music Inc., New York, NY.

“Sociology, Suicide and Suburbia,. Sociology Club, SUNY Old Westbury, New York.

“Women in the Media, Women and the Media” NYU Department of Journalism, New York.

“Teenage Wasteland Tour Diary” University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC.

“Reaching Out to Alienated and Disaffected Youth.” Annual Superintendent’s Meeting, Newfield High School, Selden, N.Y.

“Suicide, Satan and Heavy Metal: Politics of Contemporary Youth.” Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois.

“Suicide, Survival and Self-Empowerment.” Coalition of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Friends. Pace University, New York.

“The Three R’s: Rock, Rituals & Rights.” Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.