Sporting Blackness: Race, Embodiment, and Critical Muscle Memory on Screen
University of California Press 2020
Sporting Realities: Critical Readings of the Sports Documentary
University of Nebraska Press 2020
From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry
University Press of Mississippi 2016
“Glorious Bones: Esmaa Mohamoud’s Football Fabulation,” The Velvet Light Trap #87 (2021): 69-72.
“Introduction to Sport and Failure,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues Vol 43, no. 4 (2019): 267-275.
“Boobie Miles: Failure and Friday Night Lights,” Journal of Sport and Social Issues Vol 43, no. 4 (2019): 319-340.
“Close-Up: Mediated Contests: Sports, Race, and the Power of Narrative.” Black Camera: An International Journal Vol 10, no. 1 (Fall 2018): 156-161.
“The Exception That Proves the Rule: Race, Place, and Meritocracy in Rand University,” Black Camera: An International Journal Vol 10, no. 1 (Fall 2018): 162-176.
“I Love Cinema: Black Film and Speculative Practice in the Era of Online Crowdfunding,” Film Quarterly Vol 71, no. 2 (Winter 2017): 26-33.
“Historical Contestants: African American Documentary Traditions in On the Shoulders of Giants,” Journal of Sports & Social Issues Vol 41, no. 6 (2017): 462-477.
“Persistently Displaced: Situated Knowledges and Interrelated Histories in The Spook Who Sat by the Door,” Cinema Journal Vol 52, no. 2 (2013): 71-92.
DVD Booklet Essays,
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Film and Media
Spotlight Q&A with the Black Caucus, Interview by Samantha N. Sheppard
Scholar Spotlight: Jennifer McClearen, interview by Samantha N. Sheppard