Refereed Publications

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Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews


  • “[Un]Mixing Bodies and Beliefs: Manipulating Race and Identity,” The International Journal of Africana Studies, Vol. 12, no.2. (summer/fall 2006): 253 -261.
  • “‘Tell The Court I Love My [Indian] Wife:’ Interrogating Race and Self-Identity in Loving V. Virginia.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society8, no.1, (2006): 67 – 80; Reprinted in Racializing Justice, Disenfranchising Lives: The Racism, Criminal Justice, and Law Reader, ed. Manning Marable, et. al. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), 159-174.

Book Chapters

  • “Mildred Jeter Loving; The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Woman,” in Virginia Women: Their Lives and Times Volume 2, ed. Sandra Treadway (University of Georgia Press [Southern Women: Their Lives and Times Series], August 2016), 312-332.
  • “Michelle Obama on My Mind,” in WhoShould Be First, Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Election, eds. Beverly Guy-Sheftall and Johnetta Betsch Cole (New York: SUNY Press, 2010), 216 -229.
  • *”The Black Panther Party,” in Civil Rights Movement, ed. Michael Ezra (UK: ABC-CLIO, 2009), 121 -138.
  • “Ancestry DNA and the Manipulation of Afro-Indian Identity,” in The First and the Forced: African American and Indigenous Intersections[ebook], eds. James N. Leiker, Kim Warren, and Barbara Watkins (Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas), 2007, 135 – 155.


  • Linda W. Reese, Trail Sisters: Freedwomen in Indian Territory, 1850-1890, (St. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2013), American Indian Quarterly (winter 2017)
  • Arica L. Coleman, That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans and the Predicament of Race and Identity in VirginiaJournal of Interdisciplinary History, XLVI: 4 (Winter 2016): 629-636, Rejoinder to Kirt von Daacke in Comment and Controversy.
  • Amy M. Ware, The Cherokee Kid: Will Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of An American Icon(University Press of Kansas, 2015), Journal of Southern History (August 2016) :708-709.
  • Cynthia M, Blair, I’ve Got to Make My Living: Black Women’s Sex Work In Turn of the Century Chicago(University of Chicago, 2010), Reviewed in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 42, no, 3 (Winter 2012): 480 – 481.