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Reggaeton. With Raquel Z. Rivera & Deborah Pacini Hernandez. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.


Ragtime Country: Rhythmically Recovering Country’s Black Heritage.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 32, no. 2 (2020): 50-62.

Social Dance in the Age of (Anti-)Social Media: Fortnite, Online Video, and the Jook at a Virtual Crossroads.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 31, no. 4 (2019): 3-15.

Hip-hop’s Irrepressible Refashionability.” In The Cultural Matrix: Understanding Black Youth, ed. by Orlando Patterson, 167-97. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.

Tales of the Tape: Cassette Culture, Community Radio, and the Birth of Rap Music in Boston.” With Pacey Foster. Creative Industries Journal 8, no. 2 (2015): 164-76.

Treble Culture.” In The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies, Vol. 2, eds. Sumanth Gopinath and Jason Stanyek, 43-76. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Hearing Raggamuffin Hip-hop: Musical Records as Historical Record.” With Pacey Foster. IASPM-US / Ethnomusicology Review, 2 October 2013.

It Takes a Little Lawsuit: The Flowering Garden of Bollywood Exoticism in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility.” With Jayson Beaster-Jones. South Asian Popular Culture 10, no. 3 (2012): 1-12.

Mashup Poetics as Pedagogical Practice.” In Pop-Culture Pedagogy in the Music Classroom: Teaching Tools from American Idol to YouTube, ed. Nicole Biamonte, 307-15. Scarecrow Press, 2010.

From Música Negra to Reggaeton Latino: The Cultural Politics of Nation, Migration, and Commercialization.” In Reggaeton, ed. Raquel Z. Rivera, Wayne Marshall, and Deborah Pacini-Hernandez, 19-76. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.

Dem Bow, Dembow, Dembo: Translation and Transnation in Reggaeton.” Lied und populäre Kultur / Song and Popular Culture: Jahrbuch des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs 53 (2008): 131-51.

Kool Herc.” In Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture, ed. Mickey Hess, 1-26. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2007.

Giving Up Hip-hop’s Firstborn: A Quest for the Real after the Death of Sampling.” Callaloo 29, no. 3 (2006): 868-892.

The Riddim Method: Aesthetics, Practice, and Ownership in Jamaican Dancehall.” With Peter Manuel. Popular Music 25, no. 3 (2006): 447-70.

Bling-bling for Rastafari: How Jamaicans Deal with Hip-hop.” Social and Economic Studies 55, no. 1&2 (2006): 49-74.

Hearing Hip-hop’s Jamaican Accent.” Institute for Studies in American Music Newsletter 34, no. 2 (2005): 8-9, 14-15.

Conference Papers

Follow Me Now: The Zigzagging Zunguzung Meme.” Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (US branch), Boston, 28 April / Experience Music Project, Seattle, 20 April 2007.

Musically Expressed Ideas About Music: Techniques and Technologies for Performing Ethnomusicology in the Digital Age.” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Trinity College, 8 April 2006.

Book Reviews

Louis Chude-Sokei, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics. Small Axe 55, no. 3 (2018): 172-80.

Mark Katz, Groove Music. Journal of Popular Music Studies 26, no. 1 (2014): 200-03.

Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois, The Anthology of Rap. Journal of Popular Music Studies 23, no. 2 (2011): 190-4.

Dave Tompkins, How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop and Steve Goodman, Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear. Current Musicology 90 (Fall 2009): 93-103.

Mark Butler, Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in Electronic Dance Music. Music Theory Spectrum 31 (2009): 192-99.

Michael Veal, Dub: Soundscapes & Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae. Latin American Music Review 30, no. 2 (2009): 145-51.

Deborah A. Thomas, Modern Blackness: Nationalism, Globalization, and the Politics of Culture in Jamaica. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 7, no. 2 (2005): 270-2.

Louise Meintjes, Sound of Africa!: Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio. World of Music 46, no. 1 (2004): 145-52.


Routes, Rap, Reggae: Hearing the Histories of Hip-hop and Reggae Together. Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006.