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Books We Should Have Known. VQR. Summer 2018: 92-109.

Bound to SucceedVQR. Spring 2017: 189-91.

Through Darkness to Light. VQR. Winter 2017: 128-45.

Mating RitualsVQR. Fall 2016: 88-104.

Dive Bars and Card Games with Dad. Literary Hub. June 17, 2016.

Table for OneVQR. Spring 2016: 199-202.

Cheering on the Next Generation of Women ScientistsPopular Mechanics. Feb. 2016. 

Muscle MemoryVQR. Fall 2015: 30-53.

Fantasy Life. VQR. Summer 2015: 202-17.

The Serial WifeThe Atlantic. October, 2014: 16-17. (Download PDF)

Review: Choice and Chance in Elizabeth Crook’s Monday, MondayThe Texas Observer. 26 May 2014. (Download PDF)

Female MatadorsVQR. Spring 2014: 172-87. (Download PDF)

Houston Author David Dow’s Death and Dying LowdownThe Texas Observer. 3 March 2014. (Download PDF)

Tragedy is Fast, Knowledge is SlowThe Rumpus. 30 May 2013. (Download PDF)

Slayers and Superheroes: The Third Wave Feminist Response to the Cheerleader CharacterThe World is a Text: Writing, Reading, and Thinking about Visual and Popular Culture, ed. Jonathan Silverman and Dean Rader (Pearson, forthcoming).

Rooting Around for the Origins of CheerleadingThe Ultimate History Project, Issue 2 (2012).

Youth Culture and Social Control During the Cold War Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas (PCU). ABC- CLIO. 2012.

Camps for Kids: Age, Gender, and Power in the Woods. Review of Paris, Leslie, Children’s Nature: The Rise of the American Summer Camp. H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews. December, 2009. (Download PDF)

Girls and Sport in Contemporary FilmGirl Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid- Walsh (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008) 322-24.

SlutGirl Culture: An Encyclopedia, ed. Claudia Mitchell and Jacqueline Reid-Walsh (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008) 539-40.

Juvenile Violence – 2000 to dateEncyclopedia of Juvenile Violence, ed. Laura L. Finley (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007) 173-74.

Juvenile Violence on TelevisionEncyclopedia of Juvenile Violence, ed. Laura L. Finley (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007) 280-82.

‘Yee-Haws and Yells’: Cheerleading in the Lone Star StateJournal of the American Studies Association of Texas Vol. 37 (Nov. 2006): 21-32.