Book Chapters


The Race of Contemporary Ballet: Interpellations of Africanist Aesthetics, The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet edited by Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel and Jill Nunes Jensen, 2021




What is Black Dance? What Can It Do?, Thinking Through Theatre and Performance, 2019




Dancing the Interface: Improvisation in Zones of Virtual Exchange, The Oxford Handbook of Improvisation in Dance, edited by Vida L. Midgelow, 2019




THEM: Recombinant Aesthetics of Restaging Experimental Performance, The Sentient Archive: Bodies, Performance, and Memory, edited by Bill Bissell 2018




Queer Dance in Three Acts, Queer Dance: Meanings & Makings edited by Clare Croft, 2017




Switch: Queer Social Dance, Political Leadership, and Black Popular Culture, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Politics, edited by Rebekah J. Kowal, Gerald Siegmund, and Randy Martin, 2017




Afrofuturist Remains: A Speculative Rendering of Social Dance Futures v2.0, Choreography and Corporeality: RELAY in Motion, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz and Philipa Rothfield, 2016




Field Notes: In the Studio with Ralph Lemon and Donald Byrd, Dance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement, edited by Pil Hansen and Darcey Callison, 2015




Hip-Hop Habitus V.2.0,  Black Performance Theory, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez, 2014

Introduction: From ‘Negro Expression’ to ‘Black Performance, Black Performance Theory, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz and Anita Gonzalez, 2014



Hip-Hop in Hollywood: Encounter, Community, Resistance, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, edited by Melissa Blanco Borelli, 2014




The Oxford Handbook of Dance and EthnicityBlack Dance after Race, The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity, edited by Anthony Shay and Barbara Sellers-Young, 2014




Wait…hip hop sexualities,  Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Original Essays and Interviews, edited by Steven Seidman, Nancy Fischer, Chet Meeks, 2011





Popular African American Dance of the 1950s and ‘60s, Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing, edited by Richard Carlin and Kinshasha Holman Conwill, 2010
Popular Dance of the 1920s and Early ‘30s, From Animal Dance Crazes to the Lindy Hop, Black Metropolis: New York City’s Harlem, 1914 to 1934



Donald Byrd, Re/making ‘beauty’, Dance, 2008




The Black Beat Made Visible, Hip Hop Dance and Body Power, Of the Presence of the Body, Essays on Dance and Performance Theory, edited by Andre Lepecki, 2004




Simmering Passivity: The Black Male Body in Concert Dance, Moving History/Dance Cultures, 2001




African American Dance: A Complex History, Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African American Dance, edited by Thomas F. DeFrantz, 2001




Ballet in Black: Louis Johnson and African American Vernacular Humour in Ballet, 2000




To Make Black Bodies Strange, Social Critique in Concert Dance of the Black Arts Movement, Theatrical In(ter)ventions, 1998