Recent Publications


“Can I Get a Witness? Black Feminism, Trans Embodiment, Thriving Past the Fault Lines of Care,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International. (read)

“Black Girlhood Remains,” in A Global History of Black Girlhood, edited by Corinne T. Field and LaKisha Michelle Simmons. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, [98-110].

Transnational Black Studies (edited by SA Smythe), Liverpool University Press

recent publications

“Technologies of Black Freedoms: Calling On Black Studies Scholars” Logic Magazine 15, “Beacons,” (2022) (read)

“Black Life, Trans Study: On Black Nonbinary Method, European Trans Studies, & the Will to Institutionalization,” (2021), TSQ: “Europa” (read)

Black Italianità: Citizenship and Belonging in the Black Mediterranean (2020), California Italian Studies: “Italia senza frontiere (Borderless Italy)” (read)

“What Is to Be Done? A Foreword, After” (2020) Forum for Modern Language Study 1-4 (read)

The Black Mediterranean and the Politics of Imagination,” (2018) Middle East Report: “Suffering and the Limits of Relief” (read)

“Queer Italian Studies: Critical Reflections from the Field” (with Charlotte Ross & Julia Heim), (2019), Italian Studies (read)

“Queer of Color Space-Making in and beyond the Academic Industrial Complex,” (with P. Bacchetta, F. El-Tayeb, Jin Haritaworn, J. Hernandez, V.E. Thompson, and T. Willoughby-Herard) (2018), Critical Ethnic Studies Journal (read)

“Enfants métis et relations sexuelles interraciales en Afrique orientale italienne,” (2018), Sexe, race et colonies

co- editor (with Julia Heim and Charlotte Ross), (2019), gender / sexuality / italy: “Italian Queer Cultures” (read)

“Trump, Conte, and Comparison in the Authoritarian World Order,” (2018), National Political Science Review

edited volumes

editor, Troubling the Grounds: Global Configurations of Blackness, Nativism, and Indigeneity (2021), Postmodern Culture (read)

co-editor (with Julia Heim and Charlotte Ross), (2019), gender / sexuality / italy: “Italian Queer Cultures” (read)

guest editor (w/ Achille Mbembe), (2015) Johannesburg Salon, Vol. 8: Archives of the Non-Racial, Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism

recent poetry, public scholarship, reviews

Choose Your Quarantine House” in Catapult

some call it a comeback” in The Feminist Wire – Trans Multitudes

“Postcolonialism and the Cultural Industry: Complicity and Resistance: Review of The Postcolonial Cultural Industry by Sandra Ponzanesi,” (2016), Postcolonial Studies (read)

On the need to claim (physical) QTBIPOC spaces” (with gens QTBPOC collective), (2017), contemp+orary .

“Rictus,” “Qui è dove si trova la follia,” “La punta di spillo segna dove sei,” “familiare” four poems in La Libellula Magazine