- Racial Transpositions: The Labor of Race in the Age of Inequality. With Daniel Martinez HoSang. University of Minnesota Press, Forthcoming, 2018.
- From the New Deal to the New Right: Race and the Southern Origins of Modern Conservatism. Yale University Press, 2008.
- Race and American Political Development, Edited with Julie Novkov and Dorian Warren. Routledge Press, 2008.
- “William F. Buckley Jr.: Antiblackness as Anti-Democracy.” James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Dream Special Symposium, Journal of American Political Thought. Volume 6, Number 1, Winter 2017.
- “Parasites of Government: Racial Antistatism and Representations of Public Employees amid the Great Recession.” American Quarterly, Volume 68, No. 4, December 2016 with Daniel Martinez HoSang.
- “White Populism and the Transformation of the Silent Majority” The Forum Volume 14, Issue 1, April 2016.
- “Barack Obama’s Body: The Presidency, the Body Politic, and the Contest over American National Identity.” Polity. Volume 45, Issue 4. October 2013.
- “US Populism.” Oxford Handbook of Populism. Edited by Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Pierre Ostiguy, Paul Taggart, Oxford University Press. 2017.
- “American Politics.” The Routledge Handbook of Interpretive Political Science. Edited by Mark Bevir and R.A. Rhodes. Routledge Press. 2015
- “From Birmingham to Baghdad: The Micro Politics of Regime Change” (with Victoria Hattam) in Berk, Galvan, Hattam, eds. Political Creativity: New Approaches to Institutional Diversity and Change. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013.
- “The Past and Future of Race in the Tea Party Movement” in Steep: Vertiginous Rise of the Tea Party. Edited by Christine Trost and Lawrence Rosenthal. University of California Press, 2012.
Works in Progress:
- Mobilizing Middle America: Right-wing Populism from Wallace to Trump (work in progress)
- Roy Moore lost the battle, but he’s winning the war (The Washington Post, Dec. 13, 2017)
- Joseph Lowndes: 'Some far-right groups want a growing racial conflict in the US' (France 24, Aug. 28, 2017)
- Why is the US still fighting the civil war? (The Guardian, Aug. 16, 2017)
- Is Breitbart about to turn on Donald Trump? (The Guardian, July 26, 2017)
- Political upheaval, by design (On Point, WBUR Boston, April 14, 2017)
- The #President: The consequences of Trump's tweets (NBC 16, Jan. 30, 2017)
- Trump, Twitter And The Authoritarian Presidency (The Huffington Post, Dec. 12, 2016)
- The KKK doesn’t have to be in Trump’s White House to get exactly what they want (Fusion, Nov. 14, 2016)
- Carson defends Trump’s African American outreach, but experts have doubts (NBC KSNV, Aug. 23, 2016)
- From silent majority to white-hot rage: Observations from Cleveland (Counter Punch, July 22, 2016)
- 2016: The end of the culture wars as we know them (Newsweek, May 11, 2016)
- Demystifying the Oregon Presidential Primary (Jefferson Public Radio, April 20, 2016)
- Trump and the GOP: the Silent Majority versus the establishment (The Conversation, Jan. 27, 2016)
- “Movements in Mainstream Politics,” “How Should Politicians Address Racial Justice?” and “Are Race and Class Struggles Separate?” (Shift by MSNBC, July 23, 2015)
- Republicans say goodbye to the confederate flag–and hello to a new strategy (The Washington Post, June 24, 2015)
- Nikki Haley's call to take down confederate flag signals the beginning of end of the GOP's southern strategy (The Raw Story, June 23, 2015)
- Rachel Dolezal and Race as a Social Construct, Rachel Dolezal and Cultural Appropriation, Why Rachel Dolezal is not Like Transgender People (MSNBC, June 17, 2015)
- At its core, American Sniper is about white fear (The Conversation, Feb. 20, 2015)
- Kate Brown sworn in as Oregon governor, replacing embattled democrat (Reuters, Feb. 18, 2015)
- Whitening Bobby Jindal (Jacobin Magazine, Feb. 7, 2015)
- Fear and fantasy in ferguson (The New West, Nov. 26, 2014)
- Conservatives, the Tea Party and the shutdown: How we got here (The Huffington Post, Oct. 10, 2013)