Forthcoming

Book: Michael Ray Charles. University of Texas Press (in production, expected 2019).

Essay: Exhibition catalogue for Charles White (Austin: Blanton Museum of Art; expected 2019).

Essay: “Rethinking Carrie Mae Weems’ Historic Appropriations.” Nka. In production. Expected 2019. [peer-reviwed]

Book chapters: “Sterling Brown” and “Interview with Edmund W. Gordon and Edmund T. Gordon” in The Susan G. and Edmund W. Gordon Gift to The University of Texas at Austin (Austin: Tower Press; expected 2019).


Single-Authored Books

Enacting Others: Politics of Identity in Eleanor Antin, Nikki S. Lee,  Adrian Piper, and Anna Deavere Smith. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011.

Chapters in Books  

“Good Fences, Good Neighbors: Rodney McMillian’s Takes on History,” in Rodney McMillian (Austin: The Contemporary, expected 2018).

“Under Duress: If Everybody’s Work is Equally Important,” in LaToya Ruby Frazier (Nimes, France: Carré d'Art-Musée d'art contemporain, 2015), 30-37.

“Bittersweet Blackness: Humor and the Assertion of Ethnic Identity in Eleanor Antin’s Eleanora Antinova,” in No Laughing Matter: Visual Humor in Ideas of Race, Nationality and Ethnicity (Dartmouth University Press, 2015), 242- 269.

“What is the Relevance of Museums? Can you Imagine a World Without Them?” in Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values, edited by Selma Holo and Mari-Tere Alvarez (Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2009), 44-48. Co-authored with Gary Matthews, Jr.

“Moneta Sleet, Jr. as Active Participant: The Selma March and the Black Arts Movement,” in New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement, edited by Lisa Gail Collins and Margo Natalie Crawford (New Brunswick: Rutger’s University Press, 2006), 210-226.

“Glenn Ligon,” in Blanton Museum of Art: American Art since 1900, edited by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi and Kelly Baum (Austin: Blanton Museum of Art), 174-175.

“Moneta Sleet, Jr.” in African-American National Biography (Cambridge: Oxford University Press).      

“In Black and White: The Construction of History and Meaning in Civil Rights Photographs,” in Let My People Go: Cairo, Illinois 1967-1973 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1996), 81- 94.

Journal Articles and Essays     

Essay: "Upsetting the Archive: Lessons from Brian Wallis’s 'Black Bodies, White Science.'" American Art 31, no. 2 (Summer 2017): 17-18.

Book Review: “Reading Basquiat” in Nka (2016) [peer-reviewed].

Book Review: “Bound to Appear” in CAA Reviews (2015) [peer-reviewed].

Book Entry: “John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies Collection” in The University of Texas at Austin Collections Catalogue (Seattle: Marquand Books, 2015).

Co-Editor (with Jessica Horton) of special issue on post-race and post-identity discourse in contemporary art, and Co-Author (with Jessica Horton). “Introduction: The Particulars of Postidentity.” American Art 28, no. 1 (March 2014): 2-8 [peer reviewed].

Essay: “White on Black: Power Relations in F. Holland Day’s Ebony and Ivory.” exposure (Journal of the Society of Photographic Education) 42, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 33-42.

Essay: “Re-member the Audience: Adrian Piper’s Mythic Being Advertisements.” Art Journal. 66, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 46-58. [peer reviewed]

Co-editor (with Gwen Allen) of special issue on alternate modes of art distribution, and Co-Author (with Gwen Allen). “Publishing Art: Alternative Distribution in Print.” Art Journal 66, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 41-45.

Exhibition Review: “African Art Now, Fine Arts Museum, Houston and Double Consciousness, Contemporary Art Museum Houston.” African Arts 38, no. 4 (Winter 2006): 78-82 [peer reviewed].

Essay: “Looking Relations in a Charnay Photograph.” Fotophile 46 (February 2004): 16-20.

Essay: “Fragmented Documents: Works by Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Willie Middlebrook at the Art Institute of Chicago." Museum Studies 24, no. 2 (Spring 1999): 244-259, 271-272.  

Essay: “African Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.” Museum Studies 23, no. 2 (Winter 1998): 112-119.