Where No Black Woman Has Gone Before: Subversive Portrayals in Speculative Film and TV. Forthcoming with the University of Texas Press in Spring 2018.
Mixed Race Stereotypes in South African and American Literature: Coloring Outside the (Black and White) Lines. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
“Race and the First-Person Shooter: Challenging the Video Gamer in Bioshock Infinite.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 30, no. 2, Sept. 2015, pp. 89–123.
“‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’: Agent 355 as an Original Black Female Hero in Y: The Last Man.” African American Review, vol. 48, no. 1–2, Spring/Summer 2015, pp. 33–48. *AAR Joe Weixlmann Award for the Year’s Best Essay in 20th- and 21st-century African American Literature.
“It’s the Master! (Step in Time): Hearts of Darkness and Postcolonial Paradoxes in Doctor Who.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 48, no. 3, June 2015, pp. 443–63.
“Ghostly Girls in the ‘Eerie Bush’: Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl as Postcolonial Female Gothic Fiction.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 43, no. 3, Fall 2012, pp. 21–35.
“(Mis)Imagining Africa in the New Millennium: The Constant Gardener and Blood Diamond.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, vol. 25, no. 3, Jan. 2011, pp. 69–99.
“Knowing Your Place.” African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices, edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez et al., University of Wisconsin Press, 2010, pp. 281–84.
“A Portrait of the (Tortured) Artist as a Young (Coloured) Man: Reading Arthur Nortje.” Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, Oct. 2008, pp. 427–55.
“Misplaced Bodies: Probing Racial and Gender Signifiers in Ngozi Onwurah’s The Body Beautiful.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, vol. 29, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 37–50.
“Self-Made Women in a (Racist) Man’s World: The ‘Tragic’ Lives of Nella Larsen and Bessie Head.” English Academy Review: Southern African Journal of English Studies, vol. 25, no. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 66–76.
“Black Women on Broadway: The Duality of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls.” American Drama, vol. 15, no. 2, Summer 2006, pp. 30–47.
“From Ògún to Othello: (Re)Acquainting Yoruba Myth and Shakespeare’s Moor.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 35, no. 3, Fall 2004, pp. 46–61.
Invited Book Reviews
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction, by andre m. carrington. African American Review, vol. 50, no. 1, Spring 2017, pp. 81–82.
British and African Literature in Transnational Context, by Simon Lewis. Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, May 2013, pp. 227–29.