“In a Future Tense: Immigration Law, Counterfactual Histories, and Chinese Invasion Fiction,” accepted for publication in American Literary History.
“Comparative Racialization, Immigration Law, and James Williams’s Life and Adventures,” American Literature 84.4 (December 2012): 797-826. http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/00029831-1901445
“Plessy and the Novel.” In Priscilla Wald and Michael A. Elliott, eds. “The American Novel: 1870-1940,” Oxford History of the Novel in English Vol. 6, in progress.
“Anti-Slavery Cosmopolitanism in the Black Atlantic.” In Tanya Agathocleous and Jason Rudy eds., “Victorian Cosmopolitanisms.” Victorian Literature and Culture 38.2 (2010): 451-466.
“‘Freedom with a Vengeance’: Choosing Kin in Antislavery Literature and Law.” American Literature 81.1 (2009): 7-34.
“Around the World and Across the Board: Nellie Bly and the Geography of Games.” In Martin Brückner and Hsuan L. Hsu eds., American Literary Geographies: Space and Cultural Production, 1500-1900. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2007. 296-324.
“Haunting Absences: Witnessing Loss in Doris Salcedo’s Atrabilarios and Beyond.” In Roger Hallas and Frances Guerin eds., The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture. London: Wallflower Press, 2007. 173-188.
“‘Neither is Memory Always Thus Avenging’: Longing for Kinship in Julia C. Collins’s Curse of Caste and the Christian Recorder.” African American Review 40.4 (2006): 687-704.
“‘Turned Out of Doors’: Voluntary Return and Captive Agency in the Case of Mary Prince.” Prose Studies 24.3 (2001): 59-72.
Reviews essays in American Quarterly, American Literature, American Historical Review, Biography, and African American Review.