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ESSAYS, ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Freaks in the Reagan Era: James Baldwin, the New Pop Cinema and the American Ideal of Manhood.” Forthcoming in The Journal of Popular Culture.

“I Ain’t Scared of No Sheets: Screening Race and Masculinity in Michael Jackson’s Black or White.”

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SELECTED WEB ARTICLES

Michael Jackson’s ‘Blood on the Dance Floor,’ 15 Years Later.” The Atlantic. March 21, 2012.

The Misunderstood Power of Michael Jackson’s Music.” The Atlantic.  February 8, 2012.

“‘Am I the Beast You Visualized?’ The Cultural Abuse of Michael Jackson.” Huffington Post. November 1, 2011.

Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson Immortal Takes Audience On a Dazzling Ride.” Huffington Post. October 18, 2011.

Revisiting 1991: A Cultural Turning Point” (Michael Jackson, Dangerous, and the Reinvention of Pop). PopMatters. September 28, 2011

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS/INVITED LECTURES

“Whitewashing Slave Rebellion, From Nat Turner to Django: or, the Confessions of William Styron and Quentin Tarantino.” NeMLA 2014 Convention. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. April 2014. (proposal accepted)

“Michael Jackson and the Reinvention of Pop.” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cleveland, Ohio. June 2012.

“Black or White: Race, MTV and the Short Music Film.” Guest lecture by invitation of Spike Lee. Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. December 2011.

“‘Shifting Dispositions’: Dave Eggers’ Alternative Bookmaking Experiment in the Global Literary Marketplace.” Annual Conference for The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP). Oxford, England. July 2008.