part of portrait of Eli by Riva Lehrer

Where Eli’s Worked


For more than a decade, Eli has traveled across the United States and Canada speaking, training, and teaching at conferences, community events, and colleges about disability, queer/trans identities, and social justice.

Here's a partial list of places he's worked. For a complete listing, see his CV as a downloadable PDF.


Colleges & Universities

Boston College (2016)
Brown University (2000, 2008, 2015)
Bryn Mawr College (2011, 2015)
Colgate University (2015)
College of William and Mary (2015)
Davidson College (2011)
Elon University (2015)
Emory University (2011)
Florida Atlantic University (2010)
Gallaudet University (2013)
Macalester College (2016)
Maine College of Art (2016)
McMaster University (2015)
Michigan State University (2004, 2012)
Middlebury College (2010, 2014, 2015)
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (2016)
Mt. Holyoke College (2011)
New York University (2009, 2010)
Reed College (2010)
Ryerson University (2010-2014)
Saint Paul College (2016)
San Diego State University (2013)
Siena College (2011)
Shippensburg University (2011)
Smith College (2012, 2013, 2016)
Southwestern University (2009, 2011)
State University of New York, Geneseo (2010)
Swarthmore College (2013, 2016)
The New School (2015)
University of Alabama (2014)
University of California, Riverside (2010)
University of Colorado, Boulder (2013)
University of Iowa (2012)
University of Maryland (2013)
University of Michigan (2007, 2008, 2017)
University of Minnesota (2016)
University of New Hampshire (2015)
University of North Carolina, Asheville (2015)
University of Oregon (2009, 2016)
University of Ottawa (2011)
University of Redlands (2010)
University of Southern Maine (2016)
University of Texas, Austin (2011)
University of Toledo (2017)
University of Toronto (2009, 2010)
University of New England (2016)
University of Vermont (2003-2016)
University of Washington, Bothell (2016)
University of Washington, Seattle (2008, 2011, 2016)
University of Waterloo (2015)
Washington University (2016)
Wesleyan University (2010, 2017)
Western Washington University (2009)
Williamette University (2016)


Conferences

Associated Writing Programs conference (2017)
Association of Higher Education and Disability annual conference (2004 - keynote)
Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education Annual Conference (2010)
Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference (2015 - plenary session)
Canadian University Queer Services Conference (2013 - keynote)
Creating Change (2006, 2008, 2011)
FORGE Forward Conference (2007 - keynote)
Gender Odyssey Conference (2008 - keynote)
Minnesota OUT! LGBT Campus Alliance Conference (2009 - keynote)
New York State College Health Association Annual Meeting (2008)
Queer Conference, University of North Carolina, Asheville (2011 - keynote)
Queer Places, Practices, and Lives Symposium, Columbus, OH (2014 - keynote)
Society for Disability Studies annual conference (2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015)
Trans Health Conference (keynote - 2008)
Translating Identity Conference (2005 - keynote, 2006, 2007, 2008 - keynote)
Unitarian Universalist General Assembly (2007, 2016)
Western Regional LGBTQUIA Student Conference (2013 - keynote)


Community Organizations & Events

Access Living, Chicago, IL (2008)
Chicago's Disability Pride Parade, Chicago, IL (2010)
DaDaFest (Disability and Deaf Arts Festival), Liverpool, England (2010)
DAMN 2025, Toronto, Ontario (Disability Action Movement Now) (2009)
Flynn Theater, Vermont Artists with Disabilities showcase, Burlington, VT (2012)
F.R.I.D.A. (Feminist Response in Disability Activism), Chicago, IL (2009)
GenderFest, Winnipeg, Manitoba (2015)
Hands Off Our Stories, Toronto, Ontario (2011)
Interface Children Family Services, Ventura, CA (2008)
Leaven Center, Grand Rapids, MI (2002, 2003, 2007, 2008)
Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, Lansing, MI(2008)
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Washington DC (2006)
People's Movement Center, Minneapolis, MN (2016)
Portland's Disability Arts and Culture Festival, Portland, OR (2010)
Safe Space (LGBT anti-violence organization), Burlington, VT (2005)
R.U.1.2? Queer Community Center, Burlington, VT (2005, 2012)
Southerners on New Ground, Durham, NC (2009)
Tangled Arts + Disability caberet, Ottawa, ON (2015)
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Burlington, VT (2002-2006)
Transgender Day of Remembrance, Edmonton, Alberta (2008)