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         Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation

               Temple University Press, 2014.


         Black Female Sexualities

            Edited with Joanne M. Braxton. Foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry. Rutgers University Press, January 2015.

          Journal Articles and Book Chapters:


            “‘somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff’: Black Female Sexualities and Black Feminist Intervention.

               (Introduction). Black Female Sexualities. Eds. Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton. Rutgers, 2015.


           “‘Reading Race and the Difference It Makes’: (Post) 9/11, Black Performance, and Cultural Production.

               Journal of Popular Culture 47.3 (2014): 489-502.


           The ‘Metalanguage’ of Race and the (Post) 9/11 Moment: Words Never Said.

               Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 11.2 (July 2011)


           “Why I Read What I Read, Or the Politics of Criteria.

               Sacred Trepasses. Eds. Kevin Rabalais and Jennifer Lavasseur. New Orleans: Walker Percy Center, 2011. 108-115.


           Politics of Belonging: Race, Freedom, and Subjectivity in Barbara Chase-Riboud’s Echo of Lions.

              Callaloo 32.3 (Summer 2009): 845-854.


           Towards an Aesthetic of Transgression: Ann Allen Shockley’s Loving Her and the Politics of Same-Gender Loving.

               African American Review 42.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2008): 643-657.


           Brenda Marie Osbey.

              Encyclopedia ofAfrican American Women WritersEd. Yolanda Page. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. 453-456.

    Book Reviews:


      Review of The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness (University Press of Mississippi, 2013)

      by Veronica T. Watson. Choice 52.2 (October 2014).


      Review of Philadelphia Freedoms: Black American Trauma, Memory, and Culture after King (Temple University Press, 2013),

      by Michael Awkward. Choice 51.10 (June 2014).


      Review of The Mount of Vision: African American Prophetic Tradition, 1800-1950 (Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2012),

      by Christopher Z. Hobson. Choice 50.8 (April 2013).


      Review of Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights (New York University Press, 2011),

      by Robin Bernstein. Choice 49.10 (June 2012).


      Review of The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950 (Rutgers University Press, 2011),

      by Robert Bone and Richard A. Courage. Choice 49.8 (April 2012).


      Review of Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Illinois Press, 2011),

      by Tess Chakkalakal. Choice 49.5 (January 2012).