Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope 2020
This book examines Janet's continuation of her quest for control as heard in her sixth album, The Velvet Rope. Engaging with the album, the promotion, the tour, and its accompanying music videos, this study unpacks how Janet uses Black cultural production as an emancipatory act of self-creation that allows her to reconcile with and, potentially, heal from trauma, pain, and feelings of alienation.

Book Chapters

Fast, Flaccid Capitalism in Victoria-Idongesit Udondian: How Can I Be Nobody, edited by Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, 2024

Tschabalala Self’s Exquisite Corpses: or, The Bad Bitch Prometheus, in Tschabalala Self: Bodega Run, edited by Sasha Bonét, 2024

Out of Sight: Black Femmes and Explicit Acts, in Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility, edited by Ashley James, 2023

Ecstatic Forms, Erotic Bodies, in Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image, edited by Erika Balsom and Hila Peleg, 2022

Process as Ceremony: Basketball and Kool-Aid, in David Hammons: Basketball and Kool-Aid, edited by Michelle Molokotos, 2021

The Music Video’s Counter-Poetics of Rhythm in Routledge Companion to Global Television, edited by Shawn Shimpach, 2019

Black Women and the Edit of Shame in The Cléo Reader (2013-2019), edited by Kiva Reardon, 2017

Screen Slate Contributions

Landing page for film articles, reviews, and interviews for Screen Slate
Latest entry: Eco Cybernoia: An Interview with Shu Lea Cheang, 2024

Brooklyn Rail Contributions

Landing page for film articles, reviews, and interviews for the Brooklyn Rail
Latest entry: Shu Lea Cheang's Fresh Kill, 2024

Peer Reviewed Articles

Conjuring Caliban's Woman: Moving beyond Cinema's Memory of Man in Praise House in Hypatia Vol. 36 Issue 3, 2021

Wayward Travels: Racial Uplift, Black Women, & the Pursuit of Love & Travel in Torchy in Heartbeats in Feminist Media Histories: (Special issue) Comics, edited by Kathleen McClancy, 2018

No Happy Returns: Aesthetics, Labor, and Affect in Julie Dash’s Experimental Short Film, Four Women in Feminist Media Studies Vol. 17 Issue 4, 2017

Journal/Magazine Articles

To Bulldoze a Cemetery in Three Fold Press, 2024

Surveilling Bodies: Archives and Sex Work in Pioneer Works: The Broadcast, 2022

What Remains: Exit 15x at Snake Hill in DENSE: Issue 1, 2021

From the Records of Loss: The Cities of the Dead Project in Race Space McGill Blog, 2021

Revolution Televised: Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation in the National Registry at The Library of Congress, 2021

Pathe-ways in Time, Bodies, and Aesthetics: Onyeka Igwe's Specialised Technique in NON-FICTION 02 - NETWORK, 2020

Begone with the Wind How Hollywood Rewrites Slavery in Bitch Magazine, 2020

Sound Garden: On Ja’Tovia Gary’s The Giverny Document in Artforum, 2020

Fucking Whiteness: Orientations, Desire, and Race in Camille Billops's Docu-Fantasy The KKK Boutique Ain't Just Rednecks in Another Gaze Vol. 2, 2018