This page only includes works that are published or accepted for publication;
works that are under review or in preparation are listed on my c.v.


In Production. Fire Dreams: Making Black Feminist Liberation in the South. Duke University Press, February 2024. (collectively-authored with Women With A Vision)

Edited Collections

2020. “‘Religio-Racial Identity’ as Challenge and Critique.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 88, no. 2. Roundtable Editor.

2019. “An Otherwise Anthropology.” A Cultural Anthropology Theorizing the Contemporary series. Co-Editor with Megan Raschig.

Journal Articles

2021. “Keep the South Dirty and Our Needles Clean.” Southern Cultures 27, no. 3: “The Abolitionist South,” co-edited by T. Dionne Bailey and Garrett Felber. (co-authored with Catherine Haywood, Deon Haywood, and Danita Muse, Women With A Vision).

2021. “Seeing in the Dark.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Fieldsights, “Art and Ethnographic Forms in Dark Times” series, co-edited by Yana Stainova and Sienna Craig.

2021. “Our Relationships Carry the Movement.” Radical History Review 2021, no. 140: 186–196, Special issue “AIDS is not Over,” co-edited by Emily Hobson and Dan Royles.

2020. “The Ground on Which We Stand: Making Abolition.” Journal for the Anthropology of North America 23, no. 2: 98–120. (co-authored with Devin Burns, Lauren Dominguez,
Rebekah Gordon, Lydia Moss, and Gabriela Rosario)

2020. “Theory on the Ground: Ethnography, Religio-Racial Study, and the Spiritual Work of Building Otherwise.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 88, no. 2: 407–439.

2020. “Introduction: ‘Religio-Racial Identity’ as Challenge and Critique.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 88, no. 2: 299–303.

2019. “Insurgent Cartography.” In “An Otherwise Anthropology,” a Cultural Anthropology Theorizing the Contemporary series, co-edited with Megan Raschig.

2019. “‘To Instill Love for My People’: Reassembling the Social in a Time of Mass Criminalization.” CrossCurrents 68, no. 1, Special Issue on “Religion, Political Democracy, and the Specters of Race,” ed. James Logan: 179-200.

2018 “Front Porch Revolution: Resilience Space, Demonic Grounds, and the Horizons of a Black Feminist Otherwise.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 44, no. 1: 25-52.

2017. “‘There is NO Justice in Louisiana’: Crimes Against Nature and the Spirit of Black Feminist Resistance.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Culture, Politics and Society 19, no. 3: 261-285.

2011. “Education, Empowerment and Community Based Structural Reinforcement: An HIV prevention response to mass incarceration and removal.” International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 34, no. 4: 295-302. (co-authored with Jeffrey Draine and Philippe Bourgois)


2021. “You have to build a relationship.” In Promoting the health of the community: Community health workers describing their roles, competencies and practice, eds. St. John J, et al. Springer, forthcoming. (co-authored with Ashley Wennerstrom and Catherine Haywood)

2018. “‘And Still We Rise’: Moral Panics, Dark Sousveillance, and Politics Otherwise in the new New Orleans.” In Panic, Transnational Cultural Studies, and the Affective Contours of Power, ed. Micol Seigel. Routledge.

2012. “The War on Drugs is a War on Relationships: Crossing the Borders of Fear, Silence and HIV Vulnerability in the Prison-Created Diaspora.” Beyond Walls and Cages: Bridging Prison Abolition and Immigrant Justice Movements, eds. Jenna Loyd, et al. University of Georgia Press.

2009. “HIV, Addiction, and Justice: Toward a Qur’anic Theology of Liberation.” In Islam and AIDS: Between Scorn, Pity, and Justice, eds. Farid Esack and Sarah Chiddy. Oneworld.

Book Reviews

2020. “Mary Frances Berry, Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich: Vote Buying and the Corruption of Democracy.” Journal of African American History 105, no. 1: 188-190.

2017. “On Moments, Movements, and Women’s Work.” Syndicate, Symposium on Gary Dorrien’s The New Abolition.

Encyclopedia Entries

 2010. “HIV/AIDS.” In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, ed. Edward E. Curtis IV. Facts on File.

2010. “Contraception.” In Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, ed. Edward E. Curtis IV. Facts on File.

Digital Media

Abolition is sacred work.” In The Immanent Frame, January 28, 2021, contribution to forum on “Antiblackness as religion: Black living, Black dying, and Covid-19,” co-edited by Mona Oraby and Ahmad Greene-Hayes.

HIV Prison Activists Are Leading a Freedom Movement in the Face of COVID-19.” In Truthout, April 14, 2020. (co-authored with Emily Hobson)

Many Hands Make Light Work.” In The Immanent Frame, “Is This All There Is?” edited by Courtney Bender and Nancy Levine, March 9, 2018.

Refusing to Vanish: Muslim Women’s AIDS Activism.” In The Revealer: A Review of Religion and Media, December 1, 2017.

Front Porch Strategy: Sacred Space and Demonic Grounds.” In Religion in American History, July 31, 2016.

Trust Black Women: God is Change.” In The Revealer: A Review of Religion and Media, June 24, 2015.

Making Time: Religion & Black Prison Organizing, an Interview with Hakim ‘Ali.” In The Revealer: A Review of Religion and Media, March 27, 2015.

Haunted Passages: On Carrying the Past and Envisioning Justice.” In The Revealer: A Review of Religion and Media, February 24, 2015.

To Take Place and Have a Place: On Religion, White Supremacy & the People’s Movement in Ferguson.” In The Revealer: A Review of Religion and Media, September 14, 2014.

Community Publications

Our Existence is Political: 30 Years of Black Feminist Struggle.” Women With A Vision, 2019. (co-authored with Andrea Ritchie)

Moment or Movement? Here’s Another Story.” In Fellowship Magazine, Winter 2014.

Passing the Torch: John Bell 1946-2012.” In Prison Health News, Winter 2013.

Community Organizing Toolkit: Training Materials from WORTH’s 2012 Summer Organizing Institute.” Women on the Rise Telling Herstory (WORTH), August 2012.

NO JUSTICE!: When Sex Work Brands You as a ‘Sex Offender’ in New Orleans.” In Prison Health News, Spring 2011. (co-authored with Deon Haywood)

Nutrition Behind the Walls: If You Are Stressed, Get Sick, or Have Diabetes.” In Prison Health News, Spring 2011. (co-authored with Teresa Sullivan and Kimberly Rogers)

Project UNSHACKLE: Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment – An Organizing Toolkit.” Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), December 2009.

In Search of Justice: Bail Granted for HIV+ Pregnant Woman.” In RH Reality Check, June 2009.

Confronting HIV and Mass Imprisonment: Two Intersecting Epidemics.” Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project (CHAMP), 2008. (co-authored with Coco Jervis)

Why Are You Here? Challenging the Prison System, Challenging Ourselves.” April 2007.

Prison Health Crisis – What You Can Do.” In AIDS Treatment News, December 2005.

Prison Health Care: Activist Campaign Targets Hepatitis, HIV Care for Prisoners, and Continuity of Care After Release.” In AIDS Treatment News, November 2004.

Think About It.” In Prison Health News, Summer 2004. (co-authored with John Bell)

Personal Perspective: Stay There.” In ACRIA Update, Spring 2003.

Stages of HIV: How HIV Works in the Body.” In Prison Health News, Spring 2003.