Selected published and forthcoming academic writing.



“In Search of the Good Life: Toward a Discourse on Reading the Black Body in Hip Hop

     and Luxury Fashion.”QED: A Journal of GLBTQ Worldmaking. (Special Issue: 

    Sartorial Politics, Intersectionality, and Queer World Making). (Forthcoming Fall 2017). Ed. Eric Pritchard.

Open Space: Black Fashion Studies.” International Journal of Fashion Studies 4, no. 1

(April 2017): 103-139. Ed. Rikki Byrd. 

“On the ‘Black Designer.” The Fashion Studies Journal, 1, no. 1 (September 2016). Eds.     

    Kimberly Jenkins, Lauren Downing-Peters.

“Looking the Part: The Liberation and Criminalization of Black Men Through Style and

Adornment.” BIAS Journal of Dress Practice 4, no. 1 (May 2016).




“Designing Our Freedom: Toward a New Discourse on Fashion as a Strategy 

    for Self-Liberation.”African-American Arts: Activism and Aesthetics. (Forthcoming 2018).   Ed. Sharrell D. Luckett.