Publications

African American Studies

In Press “Affecting Representations: Slaves on Screen,” in Heike Raphael-Hernandez and Leigh Raiford, eds., Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, in press).

2014  “Unburdening Representation.” In The Black Scholar, Special Issue on States of Black Studies 44(2): 70-80.

2014 “Black Humanitarianism.” In Retrieving the Human: Reading Paul Gilroy. Edited by Rebecka Rutledge Fisher and Jay Garcia. Albany, NY: SUNY Press: 187-205

2014   “Race, Reenactment, and the “Natural Born Citizen.” In Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies. Edited by Dana Luciano and Ivy G. Wilson. New York: New York University Press: 76-102

2009  “Barack Hussein Obama, or, The Name of the Father.” The Scholar & Feminist Online 7.2 (2009):  Reprinted in G. Reginald Daniel and Hettie V. Williams, eds., Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union (Jackson: University Press of Mississipi, 2014).

2003      “Racial Kitsch and Black Performance” Yale Journal of Criticism 12(2): 371-391.
Reprinted in Paula Masood, ed., The Spike Lee Reader (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2008), 212-227.

Performance studies

2015     “Little Monsters: Race, Sovereignty and Queer Inhumanism in Beasts of the Summer Wild.” GLQ 21(2-3): 249-272.

2014    “In Finitude: Being with José, Being with Pedro.” Social Text, 32(4): 71-85.

2012     “The Scene of OccupationTDR: The Drama Review. 56(4): 136-149.

2010     “Brown Punk: Kalup Linzy’s Musical AnticipationsTDR: The Drama Review. 54(3): 71-86.

2009      The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

2008      “Period Rush: Affective Transfers in Recent Queer Art and PerformanceTheatre History Studies 28: pp. 42-48.

Literary and cultural studies

2012      “Back to the Garden: Queer Ecology in Samuel Delany’s Heavenly BreakfastAmerican Literary History. 24(2): 747-767.

Queer Africa and the Fantasy of ParticipationWomen Studies Quarterly. 40(1-2): 40-63.

2010      “Trapped in the Closet with EveCriticism. Special Issue on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. 52(2): 243-251

2009      “Barack Hussein Obama, or, The Name of the FatherThe Scholar & Feminist Online 7(2): http://www.barnard.edu/sfonline/africana/nyongo_01.htm

2005      “Punk’d TheorySocial Text 84/85: 19-34

Popular music studies

2011      “Have You Seen His Childhood? Song, Screen, and the Queer Culture of the Child in Michael Jackson’s MusicJournal of Popular Music Studies. 23(1): 40-57.

2008      “I Feel Love: Disco and its DiscontentsCriticism 50(1): 101-112.

2008      “Do You Want Queer Theory or Do You Want the Truth? The Intersections of Punk and QueerRadical History Review 100: 103-119.

2007      “‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’: Queer Assemblages, Lyrical Nostalgia, and the African DiasporaPerformance Research 12(3): 42 – 54.