Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011)


Journal Articles

“Audacious Appropriations: Barbara Hammer’s First Half-Century” Found Footage 2 (2016)

“Living on the Edge: Recent Queer Film and Video in the San Francisco Bay Area” e-flux 44 (2013)

“Performing Essentialism: Reassessing Barbara Hammer’s Films of the 1970s” Camera Obscura 81 (2012)

“Ghosted Documentary: Chantal Akerman’s Là-bas” Millennium Film Journal 51 (2009)


Book Chapters

“Greener Pastures: Filming Sex and Place at Druid Heights.” The Oxford Handbook of Queer Cinema, ed. Ronald Gregg and Amy Villarejo (New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019)

“Beyond Cultural Feminism: New Approaches to Barbara Hammer’s Early Films.” Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies, ed. Staci Bu Shea and Carmel Curtis (Munich: Hirmer Publishers, 2018)

“Suppressing the Revolt of the Perverts: Gay Activist Filmmaking and the Child-Pornography Panic of the Late 1970s.” Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s, ed. Carolyn Bronstein and Whitney Strub (Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016)

“Elsa Gidlow’s Garden: Plants, Archives, and Queer History.” Out of the Closet, Into the Archive: Researching Sexual Histories, ed. Amy L. Stone and Jaime Cantrell (Albany: SUNY Press, 2015)



“Binging on Greyson” Review essay about Impatient: John Greyson DVD Box Set and The Perils of Pedagogy: The Works of John Greyson, ed. Brenda Longfellow, Scott MacKenzie, and Thomas Waugh. Jump Cut 57 (2016)

Review of LA Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand, by Cindy Patton. Film Quarterly 68.4 (2015)

“One Nation under Gay” Review of Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America’s Debate on Homosexuality by Fred Fejes. GLQ 17.1 (2011)


Non-Academic Pieces

“Freeze-Frame Eye: Steven Arnold’s Archetypal Vision,” Dirty Looks Volume 3 (Brooklyn, NY: Dirty Looks Inc., 2018)—published on the occasion of the Los Angeles restoration premiere of Arnold’s 1971 film Luminous Procuress.

“France in Autumn: Race d’Ep and the End of the Seventies,” Dirty Looks Volume 1 (Brooklyn, NY: Dirty Looks Inc., 2016)—originally published in May 2012 Dirty Looks exhibition catalog; a copy of the essay with full citations is available here.

“Remembering Tede Matthews” Essay and pamphlet for June 6, 2013, literary event honoring the life and legacy of the Bay Area poet, performer, and activist. (More of Tede’s own writing is available here: “I Was a Teenage Draft Dodger”)

“Failures to Communicate,” Original Plumbing blog, May 22, 2012, written with Chris Vargas

“Queer as Film,” The Rover, April 16, 2012

“Word Is Out and the World It Transformed” The Gay & Lesbian Review, March–April 2012