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Academic Articles

‘ “The Aesthetic of the Gap”: The Limits of Storytelling in the Work of Jennifer Egan', Contemporary Women's Writing, Vol. 15, Issue 2, July 2021, pp. 280–299,

‘ “A Willingness to Do and Try Anything”: An Interview with Jennifer Egan’, in Contemporary Women’s Writing, Vol. 15, Issue 2, July 2021, pp. 131–139, 

Co-authored with Valerie O’Riordan.

‘Trying To Be Good: Lessons in Oral History and Performance’, in The Oral History Reader, 3rd edn, Robert Perks and Alistair Thomson, eds. (London: Routledge, 2015), pp. 636-655


Finding Marin: Stories of Home (San Rafael, CA: Marin Arts Council, 2005). Co-edited with Jeanne Bogardus et al.


“Telling the Story of Linda Lord Through Photographs,” Picturing the Social Landscape: Visual Methods and the Sociological Imagination, Caroline Knowles and Paul Sweetman, eds. (Routledge, UK, 2004). Co-authored with Ana Maria Mauad.


Neighborhood Voices: New Immigrants in Northeast Central Durham/Voces del barrio: nuevos inmigrantes en Noreste Central de Durham (Durham, NC: Laser Image Corporate Publishing, 2001). Co-authored with Jill Hemming, Angela Hornsby, et al.

“Entre texto e fotos: contando a história de Linda Lord e do fechamento da Penobscot Poultry,” Marieta de Moraes Ferreira (org.), História Oral: desafios para o século XXI (Rio de Janeiro: Editora Fiocruz/Casa de Oswaldo Cruz/CPDOC, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2000), pp. 179-198


“Finding Pathways through Folklore,” Pathways: Discovering Your Connections to History (Nashville, TN: American Association for State and Local History, 2000), pp. 32-36


“The Closing of Penobscot Poultry and the Story of Linda Lord: One Woman’s Experience of Deindustrialization,” Journal of Applied Folklore, 4 (1998): 5-21


‘Introduction: Contemporaneity, the Digital and the Experimental in the Writing of Jennifer Egan’ (with Dr Valerie O’Riordan), Contemporary Women's Writing, Vol. 15, Issue 2, July 2021, pp. 140–150,

Co-authored with Valerie O’Riordan, co-editor with me on this special issue.

‘Fragmentary Writing and Globalisation in the Writings of Ali Smith’, in The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction, Vanessa Guignery and Wojciech Drag, eds. (London: Vernon Press, 2019)

“Oral and Folk History,” Encyclopedia of American Folklife, Simon J. Bronner, ed. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, Inc., 2006


“Trying To Be Good: Lessons in Oral History and Performance,” Remembering: Oral History Performance, Della Pollock, ed. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)


“Collaborative Oral History in a Correctional Setting: Promise and Pitfalls,” Oral History Review, Vol 30, No. 1 (2003): 61-85


“‘I Was Content and Not Content’: Oral History and the Collaborative Process,” Oral History (UK), Vol. 28, No. 2 (2000): 66-78


“Collaborative Oral History in a Correctional Setting: Promise and Pitfalls,” Crossroads of History: Experience, Memory, Orality, 11th International Oral History Conference Proceedings, Vol. 3 (2000): 1234-1237


“Whole Lives: Reflections on Living with HIV/Vidas reales: reflexiones sobre la vida con el HIV,” NC Crossroads, a publication of the NC Humanities Council, Vol. 3, No. 4 (1999) (Co-authored with Lisa Yarger)


“‘Hot, Cool, and Getting Down’: African American Style and Aesthetics in Stepping,” North Carolina Folklore Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2 (1996): 96-108

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