Mathieu Deflem's forthcoming and recent conference presentations, invited talks, and guest lectures. When available, links to videos are included.

Forthcoming & Recent Talks 

“From Racial Justice to Mental Health: The Celebrity Activism of Naomi Osaka” (with Megan Routh). Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Sociological Association, Francis Marion University, Florence, February 25, 2023.

“The Abuse of Interpol: Authoritarianism and International Police Cooperation.” Live webinar on "Transnational Repression: The Long Arm of Authoritarianism," Orion Policy Institute, September 28, 2022 at 11:00 am. Recording available on YouTube!

"Police Reform and Celebrity Culture: The Criminal Justice Activism of Naomi Osaka." Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society, Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan, June 18-21, 2021 (online). Available as YouTube video

"Celebrity Activism and Racial Justice in 2020 America." Annual meeting of the Japanese Association for American Studies, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, June 5, 2021 (online).

Selected Previous Invited Presentations

"Celebrity Culture During COVID-19: A Sociological Framework for Pandemic Times." Invited lecture, University of Georgia, Department of Sociology, Friday, February 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm, online. 

“Law and (Popular) Culture: Toward a Comparative-Transnational Perspective.” Invited workshop presentation, Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, June 15, 2020 (canceled). 

"The Relevance of (the History of) Sociological Theory for the Study of Law and Popular Culture." Invited lecture, Graduate School of Human Relations, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, June 4, 2020 (canceled). 

"Policing International Terrorism." Invited lecture, seminar on "The Twin Ills of Terrorism and Torture: A Global Perspective." USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, March 3, 2016. 

"From Warhol to Gaga," 'ArtBreak' presentation at the exhibition, “From Marilyn to Mao: Andy Warhol's Famous Faces,” Columbia Museum of Art, August 18, 2015. See video on YouTube!

"Lady Gaga: The Scream of a Rock Star," presented at the conference "Adele, Katy, Sasha & Co.: Pop-Frauen der Gegenwart," Kunstuniversität Graz, Austria, June 6-8, 2013.

"The Structural Transformation of Sociology," The University Club, New York, October 24-25, 2012.

"The Fame of Lady Gaga: Sociological Observations," Invited presentation at Saitama University, organized by Dr. Masaya Takahashi, Faculty of Education, Saitama, Japan, May 15, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"Lady Gaga, J-pop, and the Globalization of Popular Culture,” Presentation at Tokyo University of the Arts, organized by Dr. Yoshitaka Mori, Tokyo, Japan, May 11, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"Lady Gaga, K-pop, and the Globalization of Popular Culture," Presentation at the University of Seoul, seminar organized by Dr. U-Seok Seo, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 26, 2012. See video on YouTube.

"Professor Goes Gaga: Teaching Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame," Presentation at Divas Conference, Haverford College, April 14, 2012. See video on YouTube.

Commentator on the policing of terrorism, Junior Faculty Workshop on “Objectivity in the Law,” Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, March 22-23, 2012.

"The Fame of Lady Gaga." Paper presented at a panel, "On the Nature of Celebrity: Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini, and Lady Gaga," Library of Congress, Washington, DC, October 19, 2011. See video on YouTube.

"Policing the Modern City: Local Counterterrorism in the USA.” Invited talk at a conference on “Counter Terrorism in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities,” Antalya, Turkey, May 9-10, 2011.

“US Policing Terrorism in a Global Context,” conference on “Policing Terrorism” at John Jay College, Center on Terrorism, New York, March 18, 2011.

Panel on Public Sociology, Department of Sociology, George Mason University, November 12, 2010.

“Civil Liberties and Surveillance in the Post-9/11 World: Popular (Mis)Conceptions of Security.” Conference on intelligence and security, Istanbul, Turkey, September 24-25, 2010.

“International Police Cooperation in an Age of Terror.” Center for International Human Rights, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, November 13-14, 2009. See video on YouTube.

"The Sociological Discourse on Human Rights." Conference on Human Rights and the Social: Making a New Knowledge, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, November 4-6, 2009. See video on YouTube.

"Policing Terrorism and Human Rights." Talk organized by Amnesty International, Columbia, SC, Public Library Southeast Regional, September 30, 2009.

"Flucht von der Jurisprudenz: Talcott Parsons und die Grundlagen der Rechtssoziologie." Institut für Soziologie, Universität Heidelberg, Germany, June 4, 2009, 6:00 p.m. Video posted on YouTube.

"Die Entwicklung der Rechtssoziologie als Wissen und als Institution." Fachgruppe Soziologie, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany, June 2, 2009, 2:00 p.m. Video posted on YouTube.

"The Privacy of Public Sociology: Transatlantic Revelations." Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Applied Social Sciences, The University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 24, 2009. Video posted on YouTube.

"Policing Terrorism: Crime Control and the Foundations of Global Security." School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, April 23, 2009.

"Terrorism and War: Policing Iraq and Afghanistan." Malmö University, Sweden, April 20, 2009.

"Sociology of Law: Visions of a Scholarly Tradition." Lund University, Sweden, April 17, 2009.

"Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence: A Difficult Courtship." Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, April 15, 2009.

"Sociology of Law: Its Development as Scholarship and as Institution." Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Université de Montréal, Canada, March 18, 2009.

"Policing Terrorism: Crime Control and the Foundations of Global Security." Chaire Raoul-Dandurand en études stratégiques et diplomatiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, March 13, 2009.

"Sociology of Law and Jurisprudence: A Difficult Courtship." Centre d'études sur le droit international et la mondialisation, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada, March 12, 2009.

“9/11 and the War on Terrorism,” and “Law Enforcement 9/11: The Policing of Terrorism.” Summer Course on “Fighting Terrorism Within Human Rights Law,” University of Coimbra, Portugal, July 14-15, 2008.

“Bureaucratization, Politicization, and the Policing of Terrorism: Undercover Counter-Terrorism in Israel.” École de criminologie, Université de Montréal, Canada, April 24, 2008.

“Police and Counter-Terrorism: A Sociological Theory of International Cooperation.” Workshop on International Security Cooperation: Intelligence Practices, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, December 6-8, 2007.

“The Concept of Social Control: Theories and Applications.” Conference on “Charities as Instruments of Social Control in Nineteenth-Century Britain,” Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France, November 22-23, 2007.

“Policing Post-War Iraq: Insurgency, Civilian Police, and the Reconstruction of Society.” Departments of Law and Sociology & Anthropology, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, September 22, 2006.

“Global Counter-Terrorism: International Police Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism.” Key speaker at the workshop on Social Dynamics of Global Terrorism: Risk and Prevention Policies, Sociological Association of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey, April 6-7, 2006. See video on YouTube

“Policing International Terrorism: Developments and Dynamics from 1898 to September 11.” Faculty Research Seminar, Walker Institute of International Studies, Columbia, SC, October 15, 2003. See PDF of the paper.

See the books and articles pages for published work.