"The Carceral State: An American Story," Annual Review of Anthropology (volume 51, 2022)
2021, The Deepest Dye: Obeah, Hosay, and Race in the Atlantic World, Harvard University Press.
"Race and Islam: Doctrine and the Vernacular," Maydan https:// www.themaydan.com/2019/01/race-islam-doctrine-vernacular/ (2019)
"Aftermath: Life and Post-Life in Atlantic Religions," in Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death and Mortuary Rituals in the Caribbean, ed. by Maarit Forde and Yanique Hume (2018)
"Material and Immaterial Bodies: Diaspora Studies and the Problem of Culture, Identity, and Race," Small Axe 48:29-49 (2015); Islam and the Americas (2015).
Islam and the Americas.
Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz.
Callaloo Nation: Metaphors of Race and Religious Identity among South Asians in Trinidad
Cultural Dynamics, special issue guest editor, “The Life and Work of Michel-Rolph Trouillot."
In press "Aftermath: Life and Post-Life in Atlantic Religions." In Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death and Mortuary Rituals in the Caribbean.
"Race and Racial Thinking: A View from the Atlantic World," in Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context, edited by David Rainbow, pp. 77-99
2015 "Material and Immaterial Bodies: Diaspora Studies and the Problem of Culture, Identity, and Race." Small Axe: A Journal of Criticism 48:2949.
"Dark Arts and Diaspora," 2013, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies 17(1):40-63
2012 "Islam, Vodou, and the Making of the Afro-Atlantic." New West Indian Guide 86(1-2): 29-54
2009 “'Caucasian', 'Coolie', 'Black', or 'White'? Color and Race in the Indo-Caribbean Diaspora." In Shades of Difference: Transnational Perspectives on How and Why Skin Color Matters. Evelyn Nakano Glenn, editor. Pp. 95-113. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.
2001 "Journey to the Center of the Earth: The Caribbean as Master Symbol." Cultural Anthropology 16(3):271-302.
2003 "Portraits in the Mirror: Nature, Culture, and Women's Travel Writing in the Caribbean." Women's Writing 10(1).
1997 "Rurality and 'Racial' Landscapes in Trinidad." In Knowing Your Place: Rural Identity and Cultural Hierarchy. Barbara Ching and Gerald Creed, editors. Pp. 39-69. NY: Routledge,
1994 "Juthaa in Trinidad: Food. Pollution, and Hierarchy in a Caribbean Diaspora Community." American Ethnologist 21(2): 245-269.
1993 "What is 'a Spanish'? Ambiguity and 'Mixed' Ethnicity in Trinidad." In Trinidad Ethnicity, ed. by K. Yelvington. Pp. 180-207. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.
2021 Chair, panel on “Abolitionist Practices and Imaginaries,” Association for American Studies annual meeting.
2021 “A Parallax View: Muslims in the Americas,” keynote address, conference on The Study of Islam & Muslim Communities in Latin America & the Caribbean in Transdisciplinary Perspective, Berlin Graduate School of Muslim Cultures & Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.
2019 “Islam in the Caribbean or Caribbebean Islam, Is There a Difference? What the Histories of Muslims in the Region Tell Us.” Conferencias Caribeñas, Institute of Caribbean Studies, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
2019 “Race and its Religious Identities: Islamic Provenance and Caribbean Hosay,” Islam in America speaker series, Department of Religious Studies, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and Mediterranean Studies Forum, Stanford University.2018 "Islam in Haiti, 'Land of Vodou'." Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago.
2018 "Performance of Shadows: Race as Ritual in the Colonial Caribbean." Center for South Asia, Taub Center for Jewish Studies, Department of Music, Stanford University.
2016 Public keynote address, “The Many Rainbows of Caribbean Heritage: Asian Indenture and Its Stories.” Program in the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (CLAW), College of Charleston, South Carolina, and Charleston Carifest (June).
2016 Workshop on “Islam and Religious Identity: The Limits of Definition,” Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations,” University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
2016 Symposium on “The Political Biography of the Caribbean and Other Lessons: A Symposium in Honor of Colin A. Palmer.” The Center for the Humanities, City University of New York Graduate Center, NY.
2016 Workshop on South Asian Diasporas and the American “Nation.” Dhar India Studies Program and the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
2015 Panel chair and commentator, conference on “Islam in Global Perspective.” The Organization for Islamic Area Studies, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; the AsiaEurope Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur; and the Malaysia Arab Crossroads and History Programs at NYU Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi.
2014 Keynote Address, "A 'Race of Angels' or a Soaring of Spirits? Thinking Through Diaspora." The Windrush Roundtable annual conference, Department of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara.