Below find a selection of writing from Cigarettes, Inc. and other projects


Debunking the Capitalist Cowboy

Boston Review, March 21, 2019


The “Sonorous Summons”of the New History of Capitalism

“The ‘Sonorous Summons’ of the New History of Capitalism, Or, What Are We Talking about When We Talk about Economy?” Modern American History, n.d., 1–13.


Smoking Hot

“Smoking Hot: Cigarettes, Jazz and the Production of Global Imaginaries in Interwar Shanghai,” in Ron Radano and Tejumola Olaniyan eds., Audible Empire: Music, Global Politics, Critique. Duke University Press, 2016


To Know Tobacco

"To Know Tobacco: Southern Identity in China in the Jim Crow Era." Southern Cultures 13, no. 4 (2007): 6-23.


Toxicity and the Consuming Subject

Toxicity and the Consuming Subject,” in Russ Castronovo and Susan Gillman, eds., States of Emergency: Towards a Future History of American Studies (University of North Carolina Press, 2009), pp. 55-68.

Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure

Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Columbia University Press, 1999.