Here is a list of my academic publications. If you cannot access any from the links below, please do send me an email and I will make sure you get a copy.

I am currently working on a range of new articles: beards and maritime masculinity in Melville’s fiction; Paul McCartney’s beard in Get Back and beyond; Bearded Ladies in American popular culture; baldness and badness in the superhero genre…and much more!


•    Beards and Masculinity in American Literature. Routledge, 2020.

•    Masculinity in Contemporary New York Fiction. Routledge, 2015.

Journal articles and book chapters

•    “The Periodical and the Flâneur in Early New York Writing.” New York: A Literary History. Ed. Ross Wilson. Cambridge University Press, 2020, 165-179.

•    “Writing Men on the Margins: Joseph Mitchell, Masculinity and the Flâneur in New York City.” Literary Journalism Studies. Vol. 9 No. 2 (Fall 2017): 52-73.

•    “The Beard, Masculinity, and Otherness in the Contemporary American Novel.” Journal of American Studies Vol. 51 No. 1 (Feb 2017): 163-182.

•    “Writing Men: Recognising the Sociological Value of Counter-Hegemonic Masculinities in American Fiction.”Masculinities and Social Change. Vol.2 No.2 (2013): 146-166.

•    “An Interpretation of Masculinity in Manhattan: Reading Jed Rubenfeld’s The Interpretation of Murder.” Atlantis (Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies). Vol. 34 No.2 (Dec 2012): 49-65.

•    “Reading Manhattan, Reading American Masculinity: Reintroducing the flâneur with E.B. White’s Here is New Yorkand Joshua Ferris’ The Unnamed.” Culture, Society and Masculinities. Vol. 3 No.1 (2011): 49-61.