- Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir. University Press of Florida, forthcoming 2018.
- The Hiplife in Ghana: West African Indigenization of Hip-Hop. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Paperback Edition, 2013
- The Africanist Aesthetic in Global Hip-Hop: Power Moves. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Paperback Edition, 2008.
Refereed Book Chapters & Journal Articles
- “Socialization through the Arts: Katherine Dunham as Social Activist,” in Sentient Performativities of Embodiment: Thinking alongside the Human, Lynette Hunter, Elisabeth Krimmer, and Peter Lichtenfels, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016, 297-314.
- “Damsel in Distress: Django Unchained as Revenge Fantasy,” in Black Hollywood Unchained: Commentary on the sate of Black Hollywood, ed. Ismael Reed. Chicago: Third World Press, 2015, 81-83.
- “Keeping it Real: Race, Class, and Youth Connections Through Hip-Hop in the U.S. & Brazil,” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 37, 2015, 6-18.
- “Marginalidades Connectivas” do Hip Hop e a Diáspora Africana: os Casos de Cuba e do Brasil, in Mõnica do Amaral and Lourdes Carril, eds., O Hip Hop e as Diásporas Africanas na Modernidade. São Paulo, Brazil. Alameda, Ca, 2015.
- “Conjuring Magic as Survival: Hip-Hop Theater and Dance,” in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater, Nadine George-Graves, ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 29-37.
- “Getting ‘A Message Through to the Red, White, and Blue’: Ice-T in the Age of Obama,” in Josephine Metcalf and Will Turner, eds., Rapper, Writer, Pop-Cultural Player: Ice-T and the Politics of Black Cultural Production. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014, 255-278.
- “Wrapped in Illusion: The Hip-Hop Emcee as Trickster,” in Toyin Falola, ed. Ésú: Yoruba God, Power, and the Imaginative Frontiers. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2013.
- “Hip-Hop’s Connective Marginiality in the African Diaspora: The Cases of Cuba and Brazil,” The African Diasporas in the Modern World: Culture, Identity and Resistance. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Editora Vozes, 2013.
- “Becoming a ‘Society of the Spectacle’: Ghanaian Hiplife Music and Corporate Recolonization.” Popular Music and Society online, March, 2013: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03007766.2012.747262.
- “Motherland Hip-Hop: African American Youth Culture in Senegal and Kenya,” in Ifeoma C.K. Nwamkwo & Mamadou Diouf, Eds. Rhythms of the Afro-Atlantic World: Rituals and Remembrances , University of Michigan Press, 2010, 161-177.
- “Dancing the Black Atlantic: Katherine Dunham’s Research-to-Performance Model,” “Migration of Movement: Dance Across Americas,” a special issue of AmeriQuest (www.ameriquests.org) 7.1 (Spring 2010)
- “Sacred Dance/Drumming: Reciprocation & Contention within African Belief Systems in the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Area,” in Lillian Ashcraft Eason, Darnie Martin, and Oyeronke Olademo, Eds., Women and New and Africana Religions. Santa Barbara CA: Praeger, 2010, 123-144.
- “Rap & Hip Hop,” Encyclopedic Entry, The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought, F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo, Eds. Oxford University Press, 2010, 272-275.
- “The Dance Archeology of Rennie Harris: Hip-Hop or Postmodern?” in Julie Malnig, ed., Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader, University of Illinois Press, 2008, 261-281.