Jim Crow Citizenship: Liberalism and the Southern Defense of Racial Hierarchy (Routledge, 2012)

Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters:

“Demagogues and the Demon Drink: Newspapers and the Revival of Prohibition in Georgia,” in Carol J. Nackenoff and Julie Novkov, eds., Statebuilding From the Margins: Between Reconstruction and the New Deal (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014)

“Continuity and Change: Understanding Race in Southern Political Development,” Politics, Groups, and Identities, volume 1, issue 2, 2013

“‘Walk with Me in White’: Autonomy in a Herrenvolk Democracy (Atlanta, 1880-1910),” Du Bois Review volume 8, no. 2, fall 2011

“Resistance, Rebirth, and Redemption: The Rhetoric of White Supremacy in Post-Civil War Louisiana,” in “Rights and Practices of Modern Resistance,” Historical Reflections /Réflexions Historiques volume 35, no. 1, spring 2009

“How Was Race Constructed in the New South?,” Du Bois Review volume 5, no. 1, spring 2008

“Gender and the Politics of the Household in Reconstruction Louisiana, 1865-1879,” in Diana Paton and Pamela Scully, eds., Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (Duke University Press, 2005)

“State Power, Hegemony and Political Memory: Lotman and Gramsci,” Poroi volume 3, no. 1, June 2004.  A version of this article also appears in Amy Mandleker and Andreas Schonle eds., Lotman and Cultural Studies: Encounters and Extensions (University of Wisconsin Press, 2006)

Book Reviews:

Review of “Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post-Civil War South,” Journal of American History, forthcoming

Review of “Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy,” Journal of Southern History, Vol. LXXVIII, no. 4, November 2012

Review of “Pursuit of Unity: A Political History of the American South,” Journal of American Studies, Vol. 44, no. 4, November 2010

Review of “James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government,” American Review of Politics, Vol. 30 (Fall 2009 / Winter 2010)

New Orleans Research Collaborative


New Orleans Research Collaborative, Executive Board member

Race Bibliography (team leader).  Current bibliography published at

Ongoing Research

Areas of interest:

American Political Thought, Liberalism, Race Theory, History of Political Thought, Social Theory, Continental European Political Thought, Philosophy of Science, American Political Development, Race and Southern History, Law and Society, New Orleans.

Projects in Progress:

“Neoliberalism as a Constraint on Black Empowerment: Economic Variation in Black Voting Behavior in New Orleans, A Pilot Study (with Allan McBride and Marcus Coleman)

“Tocqueville and the Ghost of Nat Turner: Race and Liberty in Democracy in America,” article

“The South’s Faustian Bargain: Race, Modernity, and Southern Agrarian Thought,” article

“‘Another Country’: Race, Subordination and Contract in American Political Thought,” projected book project examining the legacy of black abolitionist understandings of contract and free labor

“The Metropolis and American Democracy,” projected book project examining practices of citizenship among migrants (including immigrants) to American cities in the early twentieth century United States