Research

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

“Disidentification™: Race, Corporeality & Resistance in Trademark Law,” Southern Communication Journal (Forthcoming)      

“(Dis)owning Bikram: Decolonizing Vernacular and Dewesternizing Restructuring in the Yoga Wars,” Communication & Critical/Cultural Studies (2016) (Print Forthcoming) (available here)

“Digital Rhetorics of Hashtag Activism: #PaulasBestDishes and Counternarratives of Southern Food,” at Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 12(2) (2015)  (available here).

“Racechange is the New Black: Racial Accessorizing and Racial Tourism in High Fashion as Constraints on Rhetorical Agency,” Communication, Culture & Critique 7(1) (2014) (available here).

With LeiLani Nishime. “Containment as Neocolonial Visual Rhetoric: Fashion, Yellowface, and Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Idea of China,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 99(4) (2013) (available here).

Law, Policy & Debate Writings

With Deidré Keller. “Centering Education in the Next Great Copyright Act: A Response to Professor Jaszi.” Duquesne Law Review 54 (2015) (Forthcoming).

“Civic Engagement through Policy Debate: Possibilities for Transformation.” In Navigating Opportunity: Policy Debate in the 21st Century, ed. Allan D. Louden (New York: International Debate Education Association, 2010), 242-249.

With W. Ann Warner. “Annual Survey of Michigan Law: Civil Rights Law.” Wayne Law Review: Survey Edition 52(2a) (2006): 391-434.

Book Reviews

Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the Law (Review),” Rhetoric & Public Affairs 18(2) (2015), 389-392.

Manuscripts In Progress

Creative Differences: Intellectual Property and the Invention of Race and National Identity in Post-Racial America (Proposal Solicited by Stanford University Press and New York University Press)

With Deidré Keller. “‘Transforming’ Horatio Alger: Reading the (White) American Dream in Fair Use Jurisprudence” (For Law & Literature)

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers & Presentations

“Postracial Creators, Hyperracial Pirates,” Paper Presentation at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 27 – 29, 2006 (Upcoming)

“Nationalizing Yoga,” Supersession Paper Presentation at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 27-29, 2016 (Upcoming)

“Race, Social Media, and Affect: Exploring the Intense Aftermath of Recent Events of Police Brutality,” Roundtable Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015.

With Amanda Edgar. “On the Affective Racial Histories of Favorite Things.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015.

“Transforming’ Horatio Alger: Reading the (White) American Dream in Fair Use Jurisprudence,” Paper Presentation at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada, October 8-11, 2015.

“Decolonizing Vernaculars: Resistance to Intellectual Property Law in the Yoga Wars.” Paper Presentation at Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations, Villanova, PA, March 26-29, 2015.

“(Dis)owning Bikram: Anti-colonial Rhetorical Praxis in the Yoga Wars.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-23, 2014.

“#SolidarityisforWhiteWomen in Debate.” Panel Discussion at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-23, 2014.

“#AmericasRacistGrandmother: Paula Deen, Home Cooking and the Temporalities of Post-Racial Rhetorics.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-23, 2014.

“Rhetoric and Legacies of Race in the United States,” Preconference Respondent at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, November 20-23, 2014.

“Mapping the Urban Terroir: Food Trucks and the Material Rhetorics of Race in the City.” Paper Presentation at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 6-9, 2014.

With Deidre Keller. “Whiteness as (Intellectual) Property: Authorship and Transformativeness as Possession.” Paper Presentation at Critical Race Studies, Los Angeles, CA, October 2-4, 2014.

“‘Not in a Mean Way,’ Y’All: Post-racial Apologia and Southern Hospitality as Antiracist Excuses in Deen v. Jackson.” Paper Presentation at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference, San Antonio, TX, May 22-26, 2014.

“Building Connections and Breaking Linkages: The Politics of Coalition-Building in Resistance and Activism in Competitive Policy Debate.” Respondent at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC, November 21-24, 2013.

“Rebranding Aunt Jemima: Mammy and Resistive Rhetorics of Black Womanhood.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC, November 21-24, 2013.

“Yoga Piracy and the Resistive Politics of India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.” Paper Presentation at Popular Culture and World Politics VI: Pirating Popular Culture, Stockholm, Sweden, September 13-14, 2013.

“Unfixing Fixation: Tangibility, Ephemerality, and Embodiment in Copyright Law and Performance Art.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL, November 15-18, 2012.

“Gendered COMMunities in Intercollegiate Debate: Participation, Attrition, and Equality in and Outside of Rounds.” Panel Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL, November 15-18, 2013.

With LeiLani Nishime. “Containment as Neocolonial Visual Rhetoric: Fashion, Yellowface, and Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Idea of China.’” Paper Presentation at Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Paris, FR, July 2-6, 2012.

“Fashioning Race for the ‘Post’ Era: Racial Tourism, Rhetorical Agency, and the Neoliberal Citizen.” Paper Presentation at the Biennial Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, Philadelphia, PA, May 25-28, 2012.

Mammy: Andy Warhol, Aunt Jemima, and Intellectual Property at the Intersections of Race, Labor, and Gender.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 17-20, 2011.

“Blackface Chic: High Fashion and Racechange in a ‘Post’ Era.” Scholar-to-Scholar Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, November 14-17, 2010.

“Argument as Praxis: Examining Methods of Critical Race Pedagogy in Policy Debate.”  Paper Presentation at the Second Race and Pedagogy National Conference, Tacoma, WA, October 28-30, 2010.

Invited Presentations

“Bill Ayers Communication Forum: Communicating for Social Justice – #BlackLivesMatter.” Paper Presentation at the Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV, November 19-22, 2015.

“Postracial Creators, Hyperracial Pirates.” Presentation at the Race and Media Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, September 26, 2015.

“Yoga Piracy and the Resistive Politics of India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library.” Presentation at Microsoft Research, Cambridge, MA, April 23, 2013.

“Debate as Empowerment: Effectively Deploying Dialogue, Argument, and Advocacy.” Guest Lecture at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, Connell, WA, August, 29, 2012.

Mammy: Andy Warhol, Aunt Jemima, and Intellectual Property at the Intersections of Race, Labor, and Gender.” Guest Lecture at the University of Washington School of Law, November 30, 2011.

“Debate Organizations on the Web.” Alternative Models of Debate Discussion Group Member at the National Debate Development Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, June 5-7, 2009.