Selected Publishing and Press

Books and Monographs

Peer-reviewed papers and book chapters

In process, under review

  • “Generation Fly-to-Fly: African Popular Music and Feminine Mobilities.” With photography, minor revisions in process, The Drama Review.
  • “Of Bluebirds and Lines of Flight: Transcendental Lyricism in the Final Works of David Bowie and Gilles Deleuze” Deleuze & Music, Oxford University Press.
  • “Fugitive Proximities: Mobile Media Practices and the Black Lives Matter Movement.” With Sindhu Zagoren, pending research fellowship proposal 6/16.
  • "Ethnofidelity: Affective Methods and Ethnographic Truth in the Musical Field.” Invited. Special Issue of Ethnomusicology Forum: “Affect Theory, Ethomusicological Interventions.”

Editorial Projects

  • Sounding Global Southernness, Co-Editor with J Burton, Special Issue of Journal of Popular Music Studies, with editors’ introduction, V. 27.4, Dec 2015.

Book Reviews

  • Legions of Boom by Oliver Wang,Journal of the Society for American Music, Nov. 2016.
  • “Sounding Black Media: Africa in Stereo by Tsitsi Ella Jaji,” Current Anthropology, Special issue: “Anthropology of Sound,”  Issue 30 VI 16: December 2016.
  • Queerness in Heavy Metal: Metal Bent by Amber Clifford,” Journal of Popular Music Studies, V 28 Issue 3: August 2016.
  • Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture by Marcileyna Morgan,” in Journal of American Folklore, 123:489, Summer 2010.
  • Public scholarship and cultural criticism

  • "La Voce Delle Donne Sufi in Senegal,” Frontiere News, Rome, June 2016.
  • "Black Lives Sounding,” with Sindhu Zagoren. La Mission magazine, Berlin, February 2016.
  • Featured Guest, Left of Black, with host Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University (podcast), April 2014.
  • Multimedia public scholarly project and website, writings on popular and traditional musics and ethnographic work on music, sound and video field recordings, critical essays, photography, educational podcasts, weblog, 2009-present.
  • Angélique Kidjo: A Global Voice for West African Women, UNC Performing Arts Series Magazine, Fall 2011.
  • UNC Center for Global Initiatives/WXYC Radio International Music, Two hour-long radio documentaries concerning my ethnographic work with women musical practitioners in Senegal (Producer). Available at:, 5/2010, 10/2011.
  • Freelance A&E Journalism: The San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, SPIN, Clarksdale Press-Register, etc. 1998-present.
  • National Public Radio Interview, The State of Things with Frank Stasio; January 25th, 2007.