In progress book manuscript and forthcoming scholarly publications:

Fearing Inflation, Inflating Fears: The Civil Rights Struggle for Full Employment and the Rise of the Carceral State, 1929-1986. Under contract with University of North Carolina Press (Justice, Power and Politics series). Expected Publication, 2020.

“The Making of the Dollar Standard: Racial Capitalism, Stagflation, and the Social Costs of Sound Money in the 1970s.” (In preparation for submission in 2019).

Scholarly publications:

“Containing Keynesianism in an Age of Civil Rights: Jim Crow Monetary Policy and the Struggle for Guaranteed Jobs, 1956-1979.” Beyond the New Deal Order. Eds. Gary Gerstle, Nelson Lichtenstein, and Alice O’Connor. University of Pennsylvania Press. (2019).

“‘This Nation Has Never Honestly Dealt with the Question of a Peacetime Economy’: Coretta Scott King and the Struggle for a Nonviolent Economy in the 1970s.” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society. 18, no. 1 (March 2016): 80–105. (Winner of the 2017 Maria Stewart Prize for the best journal article in Black intellectual history from the African American Intellectual History Society.)

“Podcasting History,” with Betsy Beasley, The American Historian, August 2017, 12-16.

“Full Employment for the Future.” Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies
Association. Issue 3: Spring 2014.

“A Spectre is Haunting Law and Society: Revisiting Radical Criminology at UC Berkeley.” Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict and World Order. Volume 40, Issue 1-2, 2014, P. 72-84.

Review: Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. New York, N.Y.: New Press, 2012. In Working U.S.A.: The Journal of Labor and Society. Volume 15, Issue 3. (September 2012), P. 455-458.

“Black Freedom Struggles and African American Identity,” Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies. Ed. Anthony Elliott. (Routledge: 2011), P. 307-324.

“Conceptual Exorcism and the Idea of Rehabilitation,” PROUDFLESH: A New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness, Issue 5, 2007, P. 1-23.

Policy reports:

“The Full Employment Mandate of the Federal Reserve: Its Origins and Importance.” Co-author with Dean Baker and Sarah Rawlins, The Center for Economic and Policy Research; Fed Up; The Center for Popular Democracy, July 2017.

Excerpt published as: “Full Employment and Freedom.” Jacobin, May 25, 2018. 

Popular publications:

 “Op-Ed: The Fed Has a ‘Responsibility’ to Help Reduce High Unemployment in the Black Community,” with Cong. Ayanna Pressley. CNBC.com, July 21, 2020.

“The Untold Story: Joe Biden Pushed Ronald Reagan to Ramp Up Incarceration — Not the Other Way Around.” The Intercept, September 17, 2019.

“The New Demand for an Old Idea: Guaranteed Jobs Now,” with Ady Barkan. Dissent. November 2, 2018.

“What Coretta Scott King Can Teach Democrats About A Jobs Guarantee.” Co-author with Jeanne Theoharis. The Huffington Post, May 23, 2018.

“The King Who Carried on the Fight for Economic Justice.” The Washington Post, April 4, 2018,

“Want to Combat Inequality? Look to the Fed.” The Washington Post, August 7, 2017. 

“What Abolitionists Do.” Co-author with Dan Berger and Mariame Kaba. Jacobin, August 24, 2017.

“The Criminalized Majority.” Co-author with Dan Berger, African American Intellectual History Society. Black Perspectives, July 21, 2017.

“Still Bringing the State Back In: Private Prisons and Mass Incarceration.” Organization of American Historians. Process: A Blog for American History, July 18, 2017.

“Why Coretta Scott King Fought for a Job Guarantee.” Boston Review, Forum 2 (2017): 127–37.

“Coretta Scott King, The Archive, and Black Feminist Methods.” African American Intellectual History Society. Black Perspectives, May 11, 2017. 

“Trumpism and the Magnitude of Mass Incarceration.” African American Intellectual History Society. Black Perspectives, February 16, 2017.

“Making Freedom a Fact: Economic Justice Has Always Been at the Core of Black Freedom Struggles in the US.” Jacobin. March 23, 2016.

“Broadcasting Capitalism’s History.” Co-author with Betsy Beasley, U.S. Intellectual History Blog, July 4, 2014.

Co-editor, Abolition Now!: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against the Prison Industrial Complex. (AK Press: 2008).