“Introducing the First Black Bachelorette: Race, Diversity, and Courting Without Commitment” in Communication, Culture and Critique 12.2 (June 2019), 247-267.

“Blackness and Televisual Reparations” in Film Quarterly 71.2 (Winter 2017), 12-18.

“#LaughingWhileBlack: Gender and the Comedy of Social Media Blackness” in Feminist Media Histories Special Issue on “Gender and Comedy” 3.2 (Spring 2017), 15-35.

“The Sound of Scandal: Crisis Management and the Musical Mediation of Racial Desire” in The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research 45.1 (Spring 2015), 21-27.

“‘From S.A. to L.A.’: Branding Transport and Circulating Celebrity in South Africa’s Nonhle Goes to Hollywood” in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 12.1 (March 2012), online access.

Book Chapters

“The Rise of Tyler Perry and Faithful Filmmaking.” Black Cinema in the 21st Century. Eds. Artel Great and Ed Guerrero. Routledge (Forthcoming).  

“Dawson’s Creek.” TV Memories: Love Letters to Our Television Past. Ed. Bambi Haggins. Rutgers University Press (Forthcoming).

“‘You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important or, Why I Can’t Watch The Help.” Unwatchable. Eds. Nicholas Baer, Maggie Hennefeld, Laura Horak, Gunnar Iversen. Rutgers University Press (2019).

“Worship at the Altar of Perry: Spectatorship and the Aesthetics of Testimony” in From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry. Eds. Karen Bowdre, Samantha Sheppard, TreaAndrea Russworm. University Press of Mississippi (2016).

“Programming Slavery: Race, Technology, and the Quest for Freedom in Dollhouse” in Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays. Eds. Lowery Woodall III and Mary Ellen Iatroupoulos. McFarland and Company Inc. Publishing (2016).


“O.J. Simpson”; “Tyra Banks”; “Phylicia Rashad”; and “Soap Operas” in Race in American Television: Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation. Ed. David Leonard. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (2020).

“Dede Gardner (Producer).” Hollywood Heroines: The Most Influential Women in Film History. Ed. Laura L.S. Bauer. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO (2019).

“Following the Tiger Trail: The Public Trial of Tiger Woods.” In Media Res: A Media Commons Project (May 2010).


Double Negative: The Black Image & Popular Culture by Racquel Gates, in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (Winter 2020).

Anime’s Media Mix: Franchising Toys and Characters in Japan by Marc Steinberg, Transformative Works and Culture 16 (June 2014).