I publish on a variety of topics which interest me in the global history of the United States.
Please see my research page for more detailed information on my current projects. I talk more about my work on ethnomusicological topics here.
My published books:
Recent research articles
(some of these are available for free online. I am happy to share articles or reviews I have written, just email me)
“Community Music Making, Improvisation and Social Technologies in Música Huasteca,” co-authored with J.A. Strub, special issue: Social Convergence in Times of Spatial Distancing: The Role of Music During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Frontiers in Psychology: Cultural Psychology (2021). https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.648010/full
“#QuédateEnCasa y Huapango! Diasporic Community and Musical Wellbeing in Streamed Live Performances of Son Huasteco music” (co-authored with J.A. Strub) Journal of Music, Health, and Wellbeing, forthcoming, 2021.
“Jurisdiction in Offshore Submerged Lands and the Significance of the Truman Proclamation in Postwar U.S. Foreign Policy”. Diplomatic History (April 2020) Part of the DH Oceans Forum I edited.
“Unilateralist Continuities in American Foreign Relations Proclamations,” Honam University Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (Gwangju, Korea) 60 (2018): 145-161.
“Música, Muerte, y Jaripeo: Sound, Gender, and Violence in Diasporic Mexican Rodeo Videos,” Music and Sound in American Culture Special Issue, Journal of American Culture 38: 1 (March, 2015): 63-75.
“Introduction: Music and Sound in American Culture,” Journal of American Culture 38: 1 (March, 2015): 1-3.
“Voz de Pueblo Chicano: Sustainability, Teaching, and Intangible Cultural Transfer in Conjunto Music,” Journal of American Culture 34:1 (March, 2011): 36-48.
“’The Ill-defined Fiction of Extraterritoriality’ and Sovereign Exception in Late Nineteenth Century U.S. Foreign Relations”Southwestern Law Review 40 (2011): 574-603.
“Conjunto as Sustainable Music,” Tonantzin Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2010.
“Latino Migrant Music and Identity in the Borderlands of the New South,” Journal of American Culture 32:2 (June, 2009): 114-125. Awarded the 2010 Carl Bode Award for Outstanding Article in the Journal of American Culture in 2009 by the American Culture Association
“Sé Que Voy a Regresar: Migrant Music and Globalization in the Nuevo South,” American Studies 31:1 (May, 2008): 1-24.
“Transmission of Texas-Mexican Conjunto Music in the 21st century” International Journal of Intangible Heritage PDF. Published in both English and Korean
“Introduction: Sovereignty and World History” (co-authored with issue co-editor H. Robert Baker), World History Bulletin XXIX: 1 (Spring, 2013)
“’Factors of Universal Commerce:’ Bonded Warehousing and the Spatialities of Mid-Nineteenth Century American Foreign Trade Policy,”World History Bulletin XXIX: 1 (Spring, 2013): 19-25.
“Taquerias and Tiendas in the Blue Ridge: Viewing the Transformation of Space in a Globalized Appalachia,” Appalachian Journal 39: 3-4 (Spring-Summer 2012).
My photographic essay: “Latinization of Southern Space and Place” was hosted by the University of Richmond Digital Scholarship Lab, 2014-2020
“The United States: Imperium in Imperio in an Age of Imperialism, 1865-1886” in Christopher Dietrich, ed., A Companion to U.S. Foreign Relations, Colonial Era to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2020): 217-232.
“A Preliminary Taxonomy of the Blue Ridge Taco: New Foodways and Spaces in Globalized Appalachia,” in Elizabeth S.D. Engelhardt and Lora Smith, eds., The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables, Athens: Ohio University Press, 2019): 67-88.
“Imperial Reorderings in U.S. Zones and Regulatory Regimes, 1934-1950,” in Daniel S. Margolies, Umut Özsu, Maïa Pal, and Ntina Tzouvala, eds., Empires, Standards, and Exceptions: Legal Histories of Extraterritoriality (Routledge, March, 2019)
“Reimagined Old Time Music Cultures in the Trainhopping Punk Rock South,” in
Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey Freeman, eds., The Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017)
“Spatiality, Jurisdiction, and Sovereignty in Early Latin American Approaches to the Law of the Sea,” in Jaime Moreno Tejada and Bradley Tatar, eds., Transnational Frontiers of Asia and Latin America since 1800 (Routledge, 2016), 85-97
“Ethnographic and Folkloristic Study of Popular Culture,” in Gary Burns, ed., A Companion to Popular Culture (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)
“Trade, Finance, and Globalization (1980s-present),” in Thomas Zeiler and Robert Wright, eds., The CQ Guide to U.S. Economic Policy (CQ Press/Sage Publications, 2014): 243-255
“Tradition, History, and Music in a Globalized Perspective, or, Considering Banjos and Kayagums in Seoul,” The Korea Fulbright Review(2008): 25-29
“Tradition, History, and Music in a Globalized Perspective,” in Korea Fulbright Infusion Magazine 1 (2008): 24-28.
“Isolationism as Rhizome,” Review of Christopher McKnight Nichols. Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011) Reviews in American History 40:4 (December, 2012): 661-667
“A Call to Broaden the Reach of SHAFR through the Social Sciences Research Network,” Passport: The Newsletter of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (March, 2010).
“Robert E. Lee: Heroic, But Not the Polio Vaccine,” Review of Elizabeth Brown Pryor, Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters (New York: Viking, 2007); Reviews in American History 35:3 (2007): 385-392. (3500 words)