Blackness. There’s an App for That: Racial Politics and Black Digital Networks. (in progress).

Refereed Journal Articles

“This Week in Blackness, the George Zimmerman Acquittal, and the Production of a Networked Collective Identity.” New Media and Society. 19, no. 3 (2017): 439-454.

“The Podcast “Chitlin’ Circuit”: Black Podcasters, Alternative Media, and Enclaved Social Spaces.” Journal of Radio and Audio Media. 22, no. 4 (2015): 209-219.

“Recontextualizing the Racial Present by Retelling the Past: Intertextuality and the Politics of Remembering Online.” Critical Studies in Media Communication. 31, no. 4 (2014): 314-326.

“Tweets, Tweeps, and Signifyin’: Communication and Cultural Performance on ‘Black Twitter’.” Television and New Media. 15, no. 3 (2014): 223-37.

Book Chapters
“This Week in Blackness and the Construction of Blackness in Independent Digital Media” Race and Gender in Electronic Media: Challenges and Opportunities. Edited by Rebecca Lind. New York: Routledge.

“Disrupting the Past, Reframing the Present: Websites, Alternative Histories, and Petit Récits as Black Nationalist Politics.” Memory in a Mediated World: Remembrance and Reconstruction. Edited by Andrea Hajek, Christine Lohmiere, and Christian Pentzold, 113-28. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

Other Writing
“Public Scholarship and the Stakes of Engagement.” Media Commons Field Guide. February 12, 2017.

“From Silent Film to Hashtags: Black Media as a Mode of Resistance.” Birth of an Answer blog. June 11, 2015.

Contributor at This Week In Blackness., 2013 (site now retired).

Contributor, Musical Borrowing: An Annotated Bibliography. Project by the Center for Research in the History of Music Theory and Literature, Indiana University School of Music. Online at, 2003.