Writing

Books

Essays on pronouns

The Performance of Transgender Inclusion
The Rightness of the Singular They
Don’t Pop the Champagne Yet on “They”
Twitter thread on Pronouns & More Thoughts…

essays on gay things

Why Do You Call us Ladies?
Committees are for Straight People
The Tangled Web of Familial Homophobia
Reflection on the national significance of the Stonewall Riots

Essays on the carceral State

Histories of Sexuality and the Carceral State, part 1, part 2, part 3
Criminalizing Sexual and Gender Deviance
Race and Gender in the Carceral State
Prison Sex & Solitary Confinement
When White Liberals and Black Elites Make Things Worse

Essays on Trans History

May we all be so brave
The Queer History of Passing as a Man in Early Pennsylvania
Transgender Children in Antebellum America

scholarly articles

“Carceral History in the Era of Mass Incarceration,” PMHB, 2019
“Transgender Representations, Identities, and Communities,” Oxford Handbook, 2018
“Language, Acts, and Identity in LGBTQ Histories,” Routledge History of Queer America, 2018
“Prisons Prior to Mass Incarceration,” Western New England Law Review, 2017
“Gender Expression in Antebellum America,” U.S. Women’s History, 2017
“Gendered Ideologies of Violence, Authority, & Racial Difference,” RHR, 2016
“Queer Periods,” Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 2016
“Transbutch,” TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2014
“The Absence of Context: Gay Politics Without a Past,” QED: Journal in GLBTQ World Making, 2014
“Historic Heteroessentialism and Other Orderings in Early America,” Signs, 2009