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Journal articles and chapters in books

    • ‘When Cars Become Churches: Jesmyn Ward’s Disenchanted America. An Interview’, Journal of American Studies, 50.1 (2016): 205–218.
    • ‘New Orleans, 2005 and Port au Prince, 2010: Some Reflections on Transamerican Disaster in the Twenty-First Century’, in The Katrina Effect: On the Nature of Catastrophe, ed. William M. Taylor, Michael P. Levine, Oenone Rooksby and Joely-Kym Sobott (Bloomsbury, 2015), 49-70.
    • When the Levees Broke: Inconvenient Truths and the Limits of National Identity’, African American Review, 45.1-2 (2012): 17-31.
    • ‘Rebranding America: Race, Religion, and Nation in Obama’s Social Justice Rhetoric’, Comparative American Studies, 10. 2-3 (2012): 142-153.
    • ‘Writing Islam in Post-9/11 America: John Updike’s Terrorist’ in Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing, ed. Rehana Ahmed, Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin (New York: Routledge, 2012), 135-148.
    • ‘Hurricane Katrina as Visual Spectacle: Hurricane on the Bayou and the Reframing of American National Identity’ in Art and Identity at the Water’s Edge, ed. Tricia Cusack (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), 53-66.
    • ‘Between Exodus and Egypt: Israel-Palestine and the Break-up of the Black-Jewish Alliance’ in African Athena: New Agendas, eds. Daniel Orrells, Gurminder Bhambra and Tessa Roynon (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011).
    • ‘Violence and the Faithful in post-9/11 America: John Updike’s Terrorist, Islam, and the Spectre of Exceptionalism’, MFS Modern Fiction Studies, 57. 3 (2011): 477-502.
    • ‘Domesticating Katrina: Eliding the International Coordinates of a “Natural” Disaster’ in Challenging US Foreign Policy: America and the World in the Long Twentieth Century, eds. Bevan Sewell and Scott Lucas (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).
    • ‘W. E. B. Du Bois, William Faulkner, and the Dialectic of Black and White: In Search of Exodus for a Postcolonial American South’, Callaloo, 33.2 (2010): 521-536.
    • ‘Moving through America: Race, Place and Resistance in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 46.3 (2010): 336-348.
    • ‘Katrina Tourism and a Tale of Two Cities: Visualizing Race and Class in New Orleans’, American Quarterly 61.3 (2009): 723-747.
    • ‘Exodus and Redemption in Toni Morrison’s Paradise: a Magical Encounter with the Bible’ in Subverting Scripture: Critical Reflections on the Use of the Bible, ed. Beth Benedix (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 109-128.
    • ‘Israel Under the Shadow of the Holocaust in David Grossman’s See Under: Love: a Post-Religious National Entity?’ in Spiritual Identities: Literature and the Post-Secular Imagination, ed. Jo Carruthers and Andrew Tate (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2009), 177-196.
    • ‘Re-drawing the East/West Boundary: Orientalizing Jewish Identity in Allen Ginsberg’s “Kaddish”’ in Orient and Orientalisms in American Poetry and Poetics, ed. Sabine Sielke and Christian Klöckner (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009), 235-255.
    • ‘Between Exodus and Egypt: Malcolm X, Islam, and the “Natural” Religion of the Oppressed’, European Journal of American Culture, 27.3 (2008): 207-226.
    • Exodus as Travelling Theory: Excavating the Promised Land in the African American Imagination’, Literature Compass, 4, winner of the American section of their 2006 Graduate Essay Prize, (2007): 552-560.
    • ‘Narrating Slavery, Narrating America: Freedom as Conversion in The Autobiography of Malcolm X’ for a special issue of Les Carnet Du Cerpac, 6, ‘Revisiting Slave Narratives’ (Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2007), 25-52.
    • ‘Mirroring Moses, Doubling Exodus: Disowning Violence in the Judeo-Christianity of Martin Luther King’, Australian Journal of Jewish Studies, 20 (2006): 59-88.‘Imagining Exodus for Israel-Palestine: Reading the Secular and the Sacred, Diaspora and Homeland, in Edward Said and David Grossman’, Portal Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, Special issue on Exile and Social Transformation, 2.1 (2005): http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/ojs/index.php/portal/article/view/71/272