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“Legions of Superheroes: Diversity, Multiplicity, and Collective Action Against Genocide in the Superhero Comic Book,” Social Text 36.4 (December 2018): 21-55.

“Space, That Bottomless Pit: Planetary Exile and Metaphors of Belonging in American Afrofuturist Cinema,” Callaloo 35.4 (Fall 2013): 1103-1122.

“‘Where No X-man Has Gone Before!’ Mutant Superheroes and the Cultural Politics of Popular Fantasy in Postwar America.” Special issue, “Speculative Fictions,” eds. Priscilla Wald and Gerry Canavan. American Literature 83.2 (Summer 2011): 355-388. 


“Desire Without End: On the Queer Imagination of Sequential Art, a Conversation with Ramzi Fawaz.” In The LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader, ed. Alison Halsall and Jonathan Warren (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2022): 86-106.


“A Queer Sequence: Comics as a Disruptive Medium.” Theories and Methodologies section, forum on Hillary Chute’s Why Comics? PMLA 134.3 (May 2019): 588-594.


 “Queer About Comics.” Special Issue, "Queer About Comics," eds. Ramzi Fawaz & Darieck Scott. American Literature 90.2 (June 2018). 

“Stripped to the Bone: Sequencing Queerness in the Comic Strip Work of Joe Brainard and David Wojnarowicz.” Special issue, “Queer Form,” eds. Amber Musser, Kadji Amin, and Roy Pérez. ASAP/Journal 2.2 (August 2017): 335-367.



“Feminism is for Beginners: Lessons from Straight Men Doing Queer Feminism.” Special

issue, “Feminism’s Bad Objects,” eds. Jennifer Nash and Samantha Pinto. South Atlantic Quarterly 122.3 (July 2024).


“‘An Open Mesh of Possibilities’: The Necessity of Eve Sedgwick in Dark Times.” Introduction to Reading Sedgwick, ed. Lauren Berlant (Durham: Duke University Press, 2019): 6-33.

 “Queers Read This! LGBTQ Literature Now.” Special Issue, "Queers Read This: LGBTQ Literature Now," eds. Ramzi Fawaz & Shanté Paradigm Smalls. GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 24.2-3 (May 2018).

“Discovering Paradise Islands: The Politics and Pleasures of Feminist Utopias, an interview with Ramzi Fawaz and Justin Hall.” Special issue, “Feminist Utopias and Dystopias,” ed. Helen Kinsella. Feminist Review 117.1 (September 2017).

“‘Beware the Hostile Fag’: Acidic Intimacies and Gay Male Consciousness Raising.In The Boys in the Band.” In The Boys in the Band: Flashpoints of Cinema, History, and Queer Politics, ed. Matt Bell (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2016): 219-246.

“‘I cherish my bile duct as much as any other organ’: Political Disgust and the Digestive Life of AIDS in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.” Special issue, “On the Visceral,” eds. Kyla Tompkins, Sharon Holland, and Marcia Ochoa. GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 21.1 (January 2015): 121-152.


“Literary Theory on Acid.” Special issue, “The Function of American Literary Criticism at the Present Time,” eds. Russ Castronovo and Gordon Hutner. American Literary History (February 2022): 126-141.

“Against Murderous Passivity, or Reading Hannah Arendt Under Lockdown.” Special issue, “Common Grounds? Transatlantic Perspectives on the State of American Democracy,” eds. Cedric Essi, Heike Paul, and Boris Vormann. Amerikastudien 66.1 (Spring 2021): 209-213.


“How to Make a Queer Scene, or Notes Toward a Practice of Affective Curation.” Forum: “Trigger Warnings in the Classroom,” Feminist Studies 42.3 (January 2017): 757-768.


“Collectives.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Gender: Love, ed. Jennifer Nash (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016): 137-152.


Photo Credit: Bryce Richter, 2022

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