“Presidential Address: Anthropology Matters,” American Anthropologist, 117(1):
“Movement, Migration and Displacement: What Can Anthropologists Contribute to the Public Discourse?” American Anthropologist 116 (1):147-48
New Social Movements in the African Diaspora: Challenging Global Apartheid, editor, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An Anthology of African American Social and Political Thought from Slavery to the Present, Second Edition, (co-editor with Manning Marable) Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2009.
Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches (co-edited with Amy Schulz), San Francisco: Josser-Bass, 2006.
“Resistance and Resilience: The Sojourner Syndrome and the Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem,” Transforming Anthropology, 13(2): 79-91, 2005.
“Interrogating Racism: Toward an Antiracist Anthropology,” Annual Review of Anthropology, 34: 667-93, 2005.
“Globalization and Race: Racialization from Below,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, 6(2): 1-9, 2004.
“Losing Ground: Harlem, the ‘War on Drugs’ and the Prison-Industrial Complex,” Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society, 5(2): 22-41, 2002.
Freedom: A Photographic History of the African American Struggle (with Manning Marable), London: Phaeton Press, 2002. Awarded a Krazna-Krausz Foundation Book Prize.
Stress and Resilience: The Social Context of Reproduction in Central Harlem (with Alaka Wali), New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001.
On Our Own Terms: Race, Class and Gender in the Lives of African American Women, New York: Routledge, 1997.
“Households Headed by Women in the United States: The Politics of Class, Race and Gender,” In Conceiving the New World Order, Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp, eds., Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Cities of the United States: Studies in Urban Anthropology, editor, New York: Columbia University Press, 1987. Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1988-89.
Therapy, Ideology and Social Change: Mental Healing in Urban Ghana, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1984.