Selected Publications

“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 DiasporaChallenging 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 PresentSecond 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.