Articles

“Tattoo Removal: Three Snapshots.”  Visual Anthropology Review. Volume 27, Number 2, Fall, 2011. (Three poems with accompanying images).

(with seven additional gang scholars) Brief of Academics on Gang Behavior as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner Albert W. Florence:Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, et al., No. 10-945 in the Supreme Court of the United States, 2011. Topic: strip-searching and gang tattoo. Florence Amicus brief.

“Gang/Anti-Gang Stragetic Networks.” In Justice et Injustices Spaciales. Bernard Bret, Philippe Gervais-Lambony, Claire Hancock, Frédéric Landy, eds. Paris: Presses Universitaires de Paris Ouest, 2010.

Crip Walk, Villain Dance, Pueblo Stroll: The Embodiment of Writing among African American Gangs.” Anthropological Quarterly. Volume 82, Number 1, Winter, pp. 69-97, 2009.

Notes from the Margins: Graffiti, Environment, and Community in Los Angeles.” Journal of the West, Special Issue-Los Angeles: Urban Community in the West, ed. Kenneth Marcus. Volume 48, Number 2, Spring, pp. 35-42, 2009.

La Historia de Gallo: El Tatuaje en la Vida de un Pandillero Chicano.” Edgar Morin, ed. Tinta y Carne. Mexico D.F.: Cultura Contra Cultura, 2009.

“Physical Graffiti West: African American Gang Dance and Semiotic Practice.” In Carrie Noland and Sally Ann Ness, eds. Migrations of Gesture: Dance, Art, Film. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

“Gangs.” Encyclopedia of Urban History, Sage Publications: Thousand Oaks, CA, 2007.

“Gallo’s Body: Decoration and Damnation in the Life of a Chicano Gang Member.” Ethnography. Volume 2, Issue 3, 2001.

“Photographic Mistakes on a Gangster Holiday.” In Looking for Los Angeles: Architecture, Film, Photography, and the Urban Landscape. Michael S. Roth and Charles Salas, eds. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute Publications, 2001.

“Gangs as Social Groups.”  Legal brief submitted for the immigration asylum case of Alex Sanchez of Homies Unidos, 2001.

Exhibit Review Essay. “El Nuevo Mundo: The Landscape of Latino Los Angeles. Photographs by Camilo José Vergara.” American Anthropologist, 103 (1): 1-8, 2001.

“Graffiti.” The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Turner. London: Macmillan Publishers, 1996.

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