Figuring Violence: Affective Investments in Perpetual War.  New York: Fordham University Press, 2019.

Beyond the Checkpoint: Visual Practices in America’s Global War on Terror.   Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.

Journal Articles
“Immersion and Immiseration in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Carne y Arena (event review). American Quarterly 71, 4 (December 2019): 1093-1109.

“Fictive Intimacies of Detention: Affect, Imagination, and Anger in Art from Guantánamo Bay.”  Cultural Studies 32, 1 (2018): 81-104. Special issue on “Mediating Affect.”  Edited by Sarah Cefai.

“Atrocity and Aporiae: Teaching the Abu Ghraib Images, Teaching Against Transparency.”  Cultural Studies  Critical Methodologies 14, no. 1 (February 2014): 29-39

“Pixelizing Atrocity.”  Philosophy of Photography 4, no. 1 (January 2014): 25-46.

“‘Thank You For Our Flat Daddy’: Photography, Imagination, and Citizenship as Child’s Play.”  Photography & Culture 6, issue 1 (March 2013): 65-80.

“‘Safe, Humane, Legal, Transparent’: State Visions of Guantánamo Bay.”  Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture 12, no. 4 (February 2013),

“‘Suffering?  You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet’: Rating the Global War on Terror in American Film.”  Jura Gentium Cinema Dossier on Horror and Politics (December 2009).

Sold(i)ering Masculinity: Photographing the Coalition’s Male Soldiers.”  Men and Masculinities 11, no. 3 (April 2009): 259-285.

“‘When I Move, You Move’: Thoughts on the Fusion of Hip-Hop and Disability Activism.”  Disability Studies Quarterly 25, no. 1 (Winter 2005).

Chapters in Anthologies
“Imperial Cry-Faces: Women Lamenting the War on Terror.”  In Imperial Benevolence: U.S. Foreign Policy and American Popular Culture Since 9/11, edited by Scott Laderman and Tim Gruenewald, 25-49.  Oakland: University of California Press, 2018.

“The Coffin, the Camera, and the Commodity: Visualizing American Military Dead at Dover.”  In On Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture, edited by Frances Guerin, 229-250.  New York: Routledge, 2015.

“Re(con)figuring the Spectacle: State Flexibility in Response to Imaged Terror.”  In Engaging Terror: A Critical and Interdisciplinary Approach [Selected Proceedings from the 2008 Human Condition Series Conference on Terror], edited by Marianne Vardalos et al., 149-158.  Boca Raton, FL: Brown Walker Press, 2009.

“‘Fort Living Room’: Gender, Race, Class, Sexuality, And Sentiment In Last Letters Home.”  In Culture, Trauma, and Conflict: Cultural Studies Perspectives on War, edited by Nico Carpentier, 21-45.  Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.  Second edition released in 2015.

“‘Respek’: Misunderstanding, Humor, and Ethnicity in Da Ali G Show.”  In Seeking Identity: Language in Society, edited by Nancy Mae Antrim, 106-132.  Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.