Selected published and forthcoming academic writing.



“’We Were What No One Else Had:’ How Black Fashion Models Constructed a New Wave of Performativity and Visibility.” The Routledge Companion to African American Theatre and Performance (CAATP). (Fall 2018). Eds. Kathy A. Perkins, Sandra L. Richards, Renée Alexander Craft, Thomas F. DeFrantz.

“Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style.” College Art Association Reviews ( (April 2018). Eds. Edward Chambers, Alan Gilbert.

“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). (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.