(In Progress) Strictly a Negro Art: Sargent Johnson.
Represent: 200 Years of African American Art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art (New Haven and Philadelphia: Yale University Press and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014) More...
Portraits of a People: Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2006) More...
Seeing the Unspeakable: The Art of Kara Walker (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004) More...
Select Articles, Essays, and Chapters:
"Portraiture in the Age of the Selfie." Essay for the 2016 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Catalogue, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
"Norman Lewis' Dan Mask and the Challenge of the African "Thing" in the 1930s." The International Review of African American Art (Fall 2015), Special issue on Norman Lewis.
"The Freedom to Marry for All." In The Civil War in Art and Memory, ed. Kirk Savage, Center for the Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015)
"Malcolm X Rising: Barbara Chase-Riboud's Phenomenological Art." In Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Malcolm X Steles (New Haven and Philadelphia: Yale University Press and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2013)
"Family and Fortune in Early African American Life and Representation." In Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed (Cooperstown: Fenimore Art Museum, 2012)
"The Paintings at Sunnylands." In Sunnylands: Art and Architecture of the Annenberg Estate in Rancho Mirage, California, ed. David G. De Long (Philadelphia: Penn Press, 2009)
"The Rememory of Slavery." In Trauma and Visuality in Modernity, Eric Rosenberg and Lisa Saltzman, eds. (Dartmouth: University Press of New England, 2009)