“Energy Pasts and Futures in American Studies,” American Quarterly, 72 September 2020.
“The Odd Couple: Donald Trump, Oprah Winfrey, and Contemporary Charisma,” Hedgehog Review, 22 Spring 2020.
“The Miss America Protests at 50,” Jacobin, 7 September 2018.
“Red State Politics In and Out of the College Classroom,” The Conversation, 28 August 2018.
“Atomic Nightmares and Biological Citizens at Three Mile Island,” in Eckart Conze, Martin Klimke, and Jeremy Varon, eds., Nuclear Threats, Nuclear Fear, and the Cold War of the 1980s, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 55-78.
“Radiation Suffering and Patriotic Body Politics in the 1970s and 1980s,” Journal of Social History, Spring 2015 (48:3), 1-24.
“Struggles for Citizenship: Gender, Sexuality, and the State (Then and Now).” A review essay of Robert Self’s All in the Family, Leigh Ann Wheeler’s How Sex Became a Civil Liberty, and Margot Canaday’s The Straight State, in The Journal of Women’s History 27:1, Spring 2015, 158-164.
Struggles for Citizenship: Gender, Sexuality, and the State (Then and Now PDF.
“Trusting the Water Again: Understanding the West Virginia Chemical Spill,” Tikkun Magazine, On-line Edition, 9 April 2014.
“Restraint or Retreat? The Debate Over the Panama Canal Treaties and U.S. Nationalism After Vietnam,” in Diplomatic History: The Journal of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations 35:1, June 2011, 535-562.
Restraint or Retreat The Debate over the Panama Canal Treaties and US Nationalism after Vietnam PDF.
“The Reawakening of Fear,” New Republic, March 2011.
“Private Suffering and Public Strife.” While public debates over America's current foreign policy often treat American empire as a new phenomenon, this lively collection of essays offers a pointed reminder that visions of national and imperial greatness were a cornerstone of the new country when it was founded. Published Fall 2007.