Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll. (Duke University Press, 2020)
Right to Rock: The Black Rock Coalition and the Cultural Politics of Race (Duke University Press, 2004)
Selected Articles and Chapters
“Constructing Race and Engaging Power Through Music: Ethnomusicology and Critical Approaches to Race,” Theory for Ethnomusicology: Histories, Conversations, Insights, edited by Ruth M. Stone and Harris M. Berger, pp. 99-113, Routledge Press, 2019.
“How Bessie Smith Influenced a Century of Popular Music,” Turning the Tables: 8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music, National Public Radio (NPR), posted August 5, 2019
“African American Women and the Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Genre in Rock ‘n’ Roll,” in Issues in African American Music, Volume II, Mellonee Burnim and Portia K. Maultsby, eds., pp. 287-305. Routledge Press, 2016
“The Rock and Roll Blues: Gender, Race, and Genre in the Songwriting Career of Rose Marie McCoy, Women and Music. A Journal of Gender and Culture 19:62-70 (2015)
"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) https://muse.jhu.edu/article/457048
"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.