select publications

// blogging

sarah alvarez for outlier media, "bringing the 'public' back to public media," media/shift [contributed historical research & context - ks]

radical archives and the new cycles of contention, viewpoint magazine, 21 october 2015.

suck it and see, reviews of today's British telly for Americans

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// books

Do You Remember Olive Morris?, exhibition catalogue, Project Manager (Remembering Olive Collective and Gasworks).

Stories of Oprah: the Oprahfication of American Culture, co-edited volume (University of Mississippi Press).

Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980 (Duke University Press).

Still Lifting, Still Climbing: Contemporary African American Women’s Activism, editor (New York University Press).


// book chapters

“Building Black Feminism” in Barbara Smith: Interviews and Conversations, edited by Virginia Eubanks and Alethia Jones (SUNY Press)

“Jade’s Goody’s Pre-emptive Hagiography: Neoliberal Citizenship and Reality TV Celebrity,” Reality Gendervision: Decoding Sexuality and Gender on Transatlantic Reality TV (Duke University Press)

“Black Women and Joy,” in Do You Remember Olive Morris? exhibition catalogue (Remembering Olive Collective and Gasworks, 2010).

“Queering Black Female Heterosexuality,” in Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, editors Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti (Seal Press; abridged and reprinted in Our Bodies, Ourselves (Simon & Schuster, 2011 edition).

“Divas, Evil Black Women, and Bitter Black Women: African-American Women in Postfeminist and Post-Civil Rights Popular Culture,” Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Contemporary Culture, eds. Diane Negra and Yvonne Tasker (Duke University Press; reprinted in Feminist Television Reader: A Reader (Oxford Television Studies), eds. Charlotte Brunsdon and Lynn Spigel).

“Black Feminists Respond to Black Power’s Masculinism,” Black Power Studies: Rethinking the Civil Rights and Black Power Eras, ed. Peniel Joseph (Routledge).

“Talking White,” in When Race Becomes Real: Black and White Writers Confront their Personal Histories, ed. Bernestine Singley (Chicago Review Press/Southern Illinois University Press).

“Waiting to Set It Off: African-American Women and the Sapphire Fixation,” in Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in Film, ed. Martha McCaughey and Neal King (University of Texas Press, 2001).


// journal articles

“Beyond the H8ter: Theorizing the Anti-Fan,” The Phoenix Papers, vol. 1, no. 2.

“Policing Black Women’s Sexual Expression: The Cases of Sarah Jones and Renee Cox," Genders, #54.

"What're youse lookin' at, Meathead? Locating Archie Bunker Across Archives," Flow: Critical Forum on Media, TV and Culture.

Good Times for Florida and Black Feminism,” Cercles: revue pluridisciplinaire du monde Anglophone 8 [Special issue: Gender, Race and Class in American TV]

Is There a Third Wave Black Feminism?” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (reprinted in: Projet de recueil de textes sur le Black Feminism, pour la « Bibliothèque du féminisme» Editions L’Harmattan, Paris; The Women's Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third Wave Feminism, Leslie Heywood; Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, 3rd edition, Judith Lorber, ed.)