Fall, Spring, Summer


From the Battlefield to the Blacklist: Warner Bros. on the Frontlines (Contracted to Lexington Books, manuscript due fall 2021).
Hollywood’s First Battle in Washington: Jew-Baiting, and Anti-Nazism: Hollywood and the 1941 Senate Investigation into Motion Picture War Propaganda. (Contracted to University Press of Mississippi, manuscript due January 2019).
From the Headlines to Hollywood: The Birth and Boom of Warner Bros. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

“Searching for Common Ground: Hollywood Prior to the Senate Investigation on Motion Picture Propaganda, 1938-1941,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, (forthcoming).
“Rod Serling’s Vast Promised Land: Battling Sponsors, Debating the FCC, and Fighting for Mature Television 1959-1966.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television. (September 2017).
“Hughes, Hawks, and Hays: The Monumental Censorship Battle Over Scarface (1932),” The Journal of American Culture (June 2017).
“Superhero Films: A Fascist National Complex or Exemplars of Moral Virtue?” Journal of Religion & Film (April 2017).
“Affirmation of Myth and Nostalgia in The Shootist (1976) and True Grit (2010),” The Quint: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly from the North (summer 2015).
“Faith Under the Fedora: Indiana Jones and the Heroic Journey Towards God,” Journal of Religion & Film (October 2014).

Book Chapters:

“Aristotle and the Wild West: The Western as Rhetorical Device.” Classics and the Western. Edited by Sue Matheson. Due out in 2018.
“Individuation and the Psychology of Rebirth,” co-written with Caitlin Yogerst. Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth. Edited by Travis Langley and Mara Wood. (Sterling, 2017).
“Rules for Surviving a Horror-Comedy: Satiric Genre Transformation from Scream to Zombieland.” The Laughing Dead: The Horror-Comedy Film from Bride of Frankenstein to Zombieland. Edited by Cynthia Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).

Popular Press:

“Billy Wilkerson: Hollywood’s Godfather,” Los Angeles Review of Books, forthcoming.
“A Forgotten Filmmaker Who Influenced Alfred Hitchcock and Billy Wilder Gets His Due,” The Washington Post, July 5th, 2018 (online) July 15th, 2018 (print).
“How Stan Lee Became The Man Behind Marvel,” Los Angeles Review of Books, April 21st, 2018.
“When Hollywood Caved to the House-Un American Activities Committee,” The Washington Post. April 13th, 2018 (online), April 22nd, 2018 (print).
“The Man Who Saved Movies From Thomas Edison’s Monopoly,” The Washington Post. December 5th, 2017 (online), January 28th, 2018 (print).
“Hollywood, Los Angeles Spies, and the Underground Battle Against Hitler,” Los Angeles Review of Books, October 23rd, 2017.
“The Real and Imagined in Douglas Rushkoff’s Aleister & Adolf,” Los Angeles Review of Books, October 21st, 2017.
“In An Always-On World, Maybe We Don’t Need to Watch It All – Right Now,” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 23rd, 2015.
“Stop Calling Superheroes Fascist,” The Atlantic, December 3rd, 2013.