Beyond Brown Sugar: Voices of African American Women in Rock and Roll, 1953-1984. Book manuscript in progress. Under contract at Duke University Press.
Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race (Duke University Press, 2004)
Articles and Chapters
"Music, Power, and Practice," Ethnomusicology 58 (2):322-328 (Spring/Summer 2014) "Music, Sexuality, and Power: A Practice Theory Approach," Colloquy on Music and Sexuality, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 66(3):844-848 (Fall 2013) "Listening for Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton's Voice: The Sound of Race and Gender Transgressions in Rock and Roll," Women and Music. A Journal of Gender and Culture 15:1-17, (2011) "They Say She's Different: Race, Gender, and Genre and the Liberated Black Femininity of Betty Davis," Journal of Popular Music Studies, 23(2): 146-165, June 2011. "The 'Daughters of Soul' Tour and the Politics and Possibilities of Black Music," Ethnographies of Neoliberalism, Carol J. Greenhouse, ed., pp. 207-220. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. "African Americans and Rock' n Roll," in African Americans and Popular Culture: Volume III, Music and Popular Art, Todd, ed., pp.31-60. Praeger Publishers, 2008. "Women in African American Music: Rock," In African American Music: An Introduction, Mellonee Burnim and Portia Maultsby, eds., pp. 558-577. Routledge Press, 2006.
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