Beyond Blaxploitation

                                   Wayne State University Press, 2016.


                            From Sweetback to Superfly: Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop

                                   University of Missouri Press, 2015.


Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966

                                   University of Missouri Press, August2007.

                                   (Kansas City Star – 10 Best Non-Fiction Books of 2007 – Number Two)


Black Manhood on the Silent Screen, University of Kansas Press, 2002.

                                    (Finalist – Theatre Library Association Annual Award, Choice Noted



(Articles)                               “Blaxploitation,” Blackwell Companion to African American Film, upcoming.


                                                “Capitalizing on Race: White Producers of All-Black Cinema,” Early Race

                                                Filmmaking (Routledge, 2016).


                    “Portrait of Jason: A Reassessment,” Documenting the Black Experience,

                                                 Novotny Lawrence, editor, (McFarland, 2014)


       “Masculinity in Film: The Emergence of a New Literature,” Choice, (Spring 2014).


                    “It Takes a LIFETIME: Television for Black Women,” Flow, volume 17

                    (April 2013),


                     “Iconic Television and Pathos,” Flow, volume 17 (February 2013),


                     “Real: Older Gay Men in Popular Culture,” Flow, volume 17 (November 2012)



                                                “Queering Hip Hop: Frank Ocean and Homophobia, Flow, volume 16

                                                (July 2012),


                    “Hollywood Be Thy Name and the New Wave of African American

                                                Film Scholarship,” Reviews in American History 36.1 (2008), 89-94.


                    “Racialized Masculinity Politics,” International Encyclopedia of

                                                Masculinity, RIEEM, 2006.


                     “Nobody Asks Me the Questions: Beulah and the Moynihan Report,”

                                                Cercles, no. 8, (2003).


                                                “But I'm Only a Woman: Tiera Farrow's Defense of Clara Schweiger,”

                                                Kansas History, vol. 24, no. 3 (Autumn, 2002), 190-199.


                                           “From Homestead to Lynch Mob: Portrayals of Black Masculinity

                                                in Oscar Micheaux's 'Within Our Gates.'” Journal for Multimedia History

                                                vol. 3 (2000).


                                                “Rising Above the Material: Black Masculinity and the Birth of Sound

                                                Technology,” Film and History CD Rom Annual, (March 2001).


                                                “Portrayals of Black Masculinity in Oscar Micheaux's 'The

                                                Homesteader,'” Film/Literature Quarterly, 28, no. 1 (2000).


                                                “The Birth of a Nation and the Kansas Board of Review of Motion

                                                Pictures: A Censorship Struggle,” Kansas History, (Spring 1990).


(Editor)                                 Screening Noir: Blaxploitation Revisited, vol. 1, no. 1 (Fall/Winter

                                                2005) Center for Black Studies, University of California, Santa



(Reference Entries)              The Encyclopedia of Filmmakers, John C. Tibbets and James Welsh,

                                                editors, (Facts on File, Inc.)

                                                Entries Contributed: Charles Burnett, Cecil B. DeMille, Spike Lee,

                                                Oscar Micheaux, John Singleton.


(Works in Progress)          A book on representations of black gay men in documentary film,

                published by Wayne State University Press.