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Book Chapters

"Clyde Cool," in Ed. William C. Rhoden, City/Game: Basketball in New York (New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2020): 136-143. (Companion publication for Museum of the City of New York exhibit of the same name)


"The New Negro's Brown Brother: African American and Filipino Boxers and the 'Rising Tide of Color'," in Eds. Davarian Baldwin and Minkah Makalani, Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance Beyond Harlem (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013): 105-126.


"In Sports the Best Man Wins: How Joe Louis Whupped Jim Crow," in Ed. Amy Bass, In the Game: Race, Identity and Sports in the Twentieth Century (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005):




Refereed Articles

"Punishing the Punch: Constructions of Black Criminality During the NBA's 'Dark Ages,'" Journal of African American History, vol. 104, no. 3 (Summer 2019): 445-473.


"More than Just Play: Unmasking Black Child Labor in the Athletic Industrial Complex," Journal of Sport and Social Issues, vol. 42, no. 3 (March 2018): 152-169. (Article part of special issue on "Consuming Athletic Labor," edited by Dan Gilbert)


"Racial Bias: Black Athletes, Reagan's War on Drugs, and Big-time Sports Reform," Special Issue: Sport in the University, American Studies, vol. 55, no. 3 (2016): 85-115. (Co-editor for special issue with Lucia Trimbur, Dan Gilbert, Tyran Steward, Noah Cohan)


"White Anglo-Saxon Hopes and Black Americans' Atlantic Dreams: Jack Johnson and the British Boxing Colour Bar," Journal of World History, vol. 21, no. 4 (December 2010): 657-689.


"Visible Men: African American Boxers, the New Negro, and the Global Color Line," Special Issue: Reconceptualizations of the African Diaspora, Radical History Review, no. 103 (Winter 2009): 59-81.


Invited Articles

"More than Fellow Travelers: Women of Color and Transnational Politics" for the Journal of Women's History, vol. 30, no. 3 (Autumn 2018): 177-187.


"From White Wash to Black Ice: Black Athletes in Unexpected Places," Journal of American Ethnic History, vol. 35, no. 2 (Winter 2016): 79-90.


"'Caught Between the Devil and the Deep White Sea': Black Canada's Case of Diasporic Dys-funk-tion," Canadian Issues, (Fall 2005): 41-44.


Recent Popular Press Articles

"The Milwaukee Bucks Led the Way as Athletes Took a Stand Over Jacob Blake. Players Decades Ago Helped Win Them the Power to Speak Up," Time.com, August 29, 2020.


"The LARB Ball NBA Roundtable," Los Angeles Review of Books, November 1, 2018