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ESSAYS & ARTICLES

PEER-REVIEWED 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': Re-Screening Black Masculinity in Michael Jackson’s Black or White.” Forthcoming in the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

ESSAYS

“Thriller” (1982) by Michael Jackson. National Recording Registry. Library of Congress.

SELECTED WEB ARTICLES

The Nation That Janet Jackson Built.” The Atlantic. September 15, 2014.

Is Crowdfunding Changing the Game for Filmmakers.” A Q&A With Spike Lee. Huffington Post. August 14, 2013.

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

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