Book Manuscripts in Preparation

Queer Bronzeville: Race, Sexuality and Culture in Black Chicago, 1920-1985 (forthcoming)

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Publications

2011                “Homosexuality, Urban Boundaries and Culture in Black Chicago: A Short History of African American Queers in Chicago, 1935-1985,” in Sexuality and Gender: A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium (Chicago, IL: DePaul Humanities Center), 34-48.

2008                “Dissidence and Urban Boundaries: The Making of an African American Gay Community in Bronzeville,” in Dissidence et Identités Plurielles, Jean Paul Rocchi, ed. (Nancy, France: Presses Universitaires de Nancy), 22-38.

 Encyclopedia Entries

2012                “The Assassination of Harvey Milk,” “The Robert Mapplethorpe Controversy” and “Stonewall,” in The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements, John R. McKivigan and Heather L. Kaufman, eds. (New York City, NY: Facts of File Publishing, forthcoming).

2009                “The LGBT Movement in the United States,” in The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest, 1500 to Present, Emmanuel Ness, ed. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing), 546-548.

2009                “Blacks in Contemporary European Pop Music,” “Trevor McDonald” and “Bruce Oldfield” in The Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture, Eric Martone, ed. (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Publishing Group), 43-44.

Book Reviews

2016                Dagmawi Woubshet, The Calendar of Loss: Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS in African American Review, forthcoming.

2015                Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach, Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape, in History: Books in Reviews, Volume 43, Issue 2, 2015, 68-69.

2009                E. Patrick Johnson, “Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, An Oral History” in Committee on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History Newsletter, Volume 23, Issue 2, 2-3.

Digital History

2008                “Queer Bronzeville: The History of African American Gays and Lesbians on Chicago’s South Side, 1885-1985,” an OutHistory Exhibit, 20 entries, 100 historical documents, Scholarly Introduction and Bibliography,, The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2008.

Other Publications

2012                “Constructing Black Homosexuality on Chicago's South Side: The Black Press, Queer Identities, and the Civil Rights Movement, 1950-1965,” Windy City Times, March 28th, 2012, 43-45.

2012                “Being Black and Queer in 1940s Bronzeville: Race, Class and Queer Identities in Black Chicago, 1940-1950,” Windy City Times, March 14th, 2012, 44-45.

2012                “The Emergence of African-American Queer Cultures on Chicago's South Side, 1920-1940,” Windy City Times, February 12th, 2012, 42-45; reprinted in the Huffington Post, March 3rd 2012; Esteem Award for Outstanding Newspaper Reporter/Columnist or Feature Article.