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"Hip Hop as a Site of Religion: Street Corners, Clubs, and Cars.”

Routledge Handbook of Religion and American Culture, 2024 (forthcoming)


"Introduction: Soundscapes of American Gentrification"

Journal of Popular Music Studies, 2021 (author and co-editor of special issue)


"Holy Hip Hop"

Carnegie Hall History of African American Music, 2020


“Black Star Lines: Home to Harlem”

Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, 2016 


“Hip-Hop and Religion: From the Mosque to the Church”

The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop, 2015

“Turning the Tables: Digital Technologies and the Remixing of DJ Culture” [co-authored with Kate Levitt] 

The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music and Sound Studies, 2014

“Kingdom Business: Holy Hip Hop’s Evangelical Hustle”

Journal of Popular Music Studies, 2012

“Building ‘Zyon’ in Babylon: Holy Hip Hop and Geographies of Conversion”

Black Music Research Journal, 2011

“The Multi-Ringed Cosmos of Krumping: Hip Hop Dance at the Intersections of Battle, Media, and Spirit”

Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader, 2008

“Under The Blasphemous W(RAP): Locating the ‘Spirit’ in Hip-Hop”

The Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, 2006


Holy Hip Hop in the City of Angels

University of California Press, 2017

Meade, Michael (author) and Christina Zanfagna (editor). Fate and Destiny: The Two Agreements of the Soul.

Greenfire Press, 2010


"The Keepers of Flamenco: Tradition in Motion"

Stranger's Guide, 2020

"Transforming Shattered Grounds into New Beginnings: On Music and Destruction"

UC Press Blog, 2017

“Orienteering: The African Diaspora in Oriente, Cuba” [co-authored with Sean Barlow] 

fROOTS, 2003

“Hugh Masekela: Now’s The Time"

The Beat, 2003

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