- Postcolonial Noir: The Prose and Politics of Counterinsurgency (in progress).
- A Concise History of Twentieth-Century British Literature (Routledge, 2013).
- Mongrel Nation: Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Britain (University of Michigan Press, 2007).
- Co-editor with Omar Dahbour, Heather Gautney, and Neil Smith, Democracy, States, and the Struggle for Global Justice (Routledge, 2009).
- Co-editor with Malini Johar Schueller, Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus (University of Michigan Press, 2009).
- Co-editor with Malini Johar Schueller, Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (Duke University Press, 2007).
- Guest Editor, special issue on “New Enclosures,” New Formations (2010).
- Co-editor with Malini Johar Schueller, special issue on “The Perils of Academic Freedom,” Social Text 90 (Summer 2007).
- Co-editor with Brent Hayes Edwards, special issue on “Global Cities of the South,” Social Text 81 (Winter 2004).
- New World Disorder: Black Hawk Down and the Eclipse of U.S. Military Humanism in Africa, African Studies Review 54.2 (September 2011), 177-194.
- New Enclosures, New Formations 69 (Autumn 2010).
- Cargo Culture: Literature in an Age of Mass Displacement, Women’s Studies Quarterly 38.1/2 (Spring/Summer 2010).
- Calypso Culture and Anti-Colonial Nationalism in the Caribbean, Journal of Popular Music (forthcoming).
- Academic Freedom and the Digital Revolution in Publishing, The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom (2010).
- Climate Justice, South Atlantic Quarterly (Spring 2010).
- Environment, Social Text 100 (Fall 2009).
- The People You Don’t See: Immigration and Gender in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 40.1 (January 2009).
- Surplus City: Self-Fashioning, Structural Adjustment, and Urban Insurrection in Chris Abani’s Graceland, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 11.1 (2009).
- The Rise of the Black Internationale: Anti-Imperialist Activism and Aesthetics in Britain during the 1930s, Atlantic Studies (2009).
- MOUT Camp: The U.S. Military Prepares for a Century of Urban Warfare, Social Text (Summer 2007).
- Another University Is Possible: Academic Labor, the Ideology of Scarcity, and the Fight for Workplace Democracy, Workplace (Spring 2007).
- Greening the Campus: Politics and Pedagogy of the Student Environmental Movement, Radical Teacher (March 2007).
- Crisis at Columbia: Area Studies, Academic Freedom, and Contingent Labor in the Contemporary Academy, Social Text 90 (Summer 2007).
- Linton Kwesi Johnson’s Dub Poetry and the Political Aesthetics of Carnival, Small Axe 21 (2006).
- The Return of Limits: Peak Oil and the Fate of American Suburbia,” New Politics 11.2 (Fall 2006).
- ‘Love Music, Hate Racism’: The Cultural Politics of the Rock Against Racism Campaigns, 1976-1981,” Postmodern Culture, 16.1 (September 2005).
- Documenting the Trauma of Apartheid: Long Night’s Journey into Day and South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Screen 46.4 (Winter 2005).
- Bollywood Flashback: South Asian Music and British Youth Culture, South Asian Popular Culture 3.2 (October 2005).
- Hannibal’s Children: Immigration and Anti-Racist Youth Subcultures in Contemporary Italy, Cultural Critique (Winter 2005).
- Squatters, Space, and Belonging in the Underdeveloped City, Social Text 81 (Winter 2005).
- Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood and the Modalities of European Racism, Postcolonial Studies 7.1 (Apr 2004).
- Desi Remix: The Plural Dance Cultures of New York’s South Asian Diaspora,” Jouvert 7.1 (Fall 2002).
- Dub Mentality: South Asian Hip Hop and the State, Social Semiotics 12.1 (April 2002).
- Surveillance Sites: Digital Media and the Dual Society in Keith Piper’s Relocating the Remains, Postmodern Culture (Sept. 2001).
- Crossing the Line A Case-Study in South African Media and Democracy, Television and New Media 2.2 (May 2001).
Chapters in Books:
- Do It Yourself, Academia?” in User-Generated Culture, ed. Michael Mandiberg (forthcoming from M.I.T. Press).
- Another Country: The Postcolonial State, Environmentality, and Landless People’s Movements, in Democracy, The State, and the Struggle for Global Justice (Routledge, 2009), eds., Omar Dahbour, Ashley Dawson, Heather Gautney, and Neil Smith.
- NYC: Academic Labor Town? with Penny Lewis, in The University Against Itself: The NYU Strike and the Future of the Academic Workplace, eds., Monika Krause, Mary Nolan, Mike Palm, and Andrew Ross (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008).
- Introduction, Dangerous Professors, with Malini Johar Schueller.
- New Modes of Anti-Imperialism, Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism, eds., Ashley Dawson and Malini Johar Schueller.
- Introduction, Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (co-written with Malini Johar Schueller).
- Geography of Fear: Crime and the Transformation of Public Space in Post-Apartheid South Africa,” Public Space, ed. Neil Smith (New York: Routledge, 2005):
- Documenting Democratization: New Media Practices in Post-Apartheid South Africa, Media in Transition, ed. David Thorburn (Boston, MA: MIT Press, 2003).
- Queercore: Skinhead Eroticism and Queer Agency,” Reading Rock’n'Roll, eds. Kevin Dettmar and Bill Richey (New York: Columbia University Press, 1999).
- Wu Ming interview (November 23, 2009)