Academic articles

Academic articles & essays

“Analyzing Actants,” Diplomatic History special forum on impact of Covid on research and teaching, June 2021.

“Established Authorities: Theology, the State, and the Apartheid Struggle,” in At Home and Abroad: Religion and Secularism on a Global Stage, ed. Elizabeth Shakman Hurd and Winni Sullivan, Columbia Univ. Press, 2021.

Kneeling for Hollywood,” part of Take 3 forum on Prayer, Modern American History 1: 2 (summer 2018): 1-6.

“The Global Conscience of American Evangelicalism: Internationalism and Social Concern in the 1970s and Beyond.” Journal of American Studies (fall 2017), special issue coordinated by the International Working Group on Global Evangelicalism.

“Queering Diplomatic History: A Colloquium,” Diplomatic History (winter 2016): 1-62. Co-authored with six other contributors.

“The Body in Crisis: Congo and the Transformations of Evangelical Internationalism, 1960–65.”  In Outside In: Transnational and International Dimensions of Modern American History, Ed. Andrew Preston and Doug Rossinow. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2016.

US Evangelicals and the Politics of Slave Redemption as Religious Freedom.South Atlantic Quarterly, special issue on Religious Freedom, ed. Saba Mahmood and Peter Danchin (Winter 2014): 87-108.

“The Persecuted Body: Evangelical Internationalism, Islam, and the Politics of Fear.” In Facing Fear: The History of an Emotion in Global Perspective. Ed. Michael Laffan and Max Weiss. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.

A Virtual Muslim is Something to Be.” American Quarterly (June 2009): 221-31.

“What Would Jesus Do? Evangelicals, the Iraq War, and the Struggle for Position.” In America and Iraq: Policy-making, Intervention and Regional Politics. Ed. David Ryan and Patrick Kiely. New York: Routledge, 2009.

What is Your Heart For? Affect and Internationalism in the Evangelical Public Sphere.” American Literary History 20 (December 2008), 870-95.

Is the Public Sphere Still Naked?” with R. Marie Griffith. American Quarterly (Sept. 2008): 527-563.

“Rethinking the ‘Clash of Civilizations’: American Evangelicals, the Bush Administration, and the Winding Road to the Iraq War.” In Race, Nation, and Empire in U.S. History. Ed. Matthew Guterl and James Campbell. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2007.

American Feminists, Global Visions, and the Problem of Female Genital Surgeries.” In Americanism: New Perspectives on The History of an Ideal. Ed. Michael Kazin and Joe McCartin. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2006.

Prophecy, Politics, and The Popular: The Left Behind Series and Christian Fundamentalism’s New World Order.” South Atlantic Quarterly 10:4 (Fall 2003), 773-798.

“A Cultural History of the War Without End.” Journal of American History, special issue on “History and September 11,” 89:2 (Sept. 2002), 439-456.

  • This issue published as a book. Ed. Joanne Meyerowitz. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2003.
  • Reprinted in U.S.-Middle East Historical Encounters: A Critical Survey. Ed. Abbas Amanat and Magnus T. Bernhardsson. Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2007.
  • Reprinted in Hollywood and War: A Film Reader. Ed. David Slocum. New York: Routledge, 2006.

One Black Allah: The Middle East in African American Cultural Politics, 1955-1967.” American Quarterly 51:3 (September 1999), 622-655.

  • Reprinted in Bodies in Contact: Rethinking Colonial Encounters in World History. Ed. Antoinette Burton and Tony Ballantyne. Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 2004.
  • Revised version reprinted in Faith in the Market: Religion, Urban Identities, and Consumer Culture. Ed. John Giggie and Diane Winston. New Brunswick: Rutgers Univ. Press, 2002.

‘The Common Heritage of Mankind’: Negotiating Race, Nation, and Masculinity in the King Tut Exhibit.” Representations 54 (Spring 1996), 80-103.