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Good Autoethnography
2023, Journal of Autoethnography, co-authored with Andrew F. Herrmann

Autoethnography as Becoming-with
2023, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research (6th ed.), co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Autoethnography and the “So What?” Question
2022, Journal of Autoethnography, co-authored with Andrew F. Herrmann

Learning, Living, and Leaving Monogamy
2022, Inside Relationships: Critical Case Studies in Interpersonal Communication, co-authored with Dominic A. Walker-Pecoraro

Queer Theory: Troubling Interpersonal Expectations of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
2022, Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication, co-authored with Jimmie Manning

On (Not) Living Past 30
2022, The Everyday Lives of Gay Men: Autoethnographies of the Ordinary

#YouToo: Notes on Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Academy
2021, International Review of Qualitative Research, co-authored with Sandra L. Faulkner

Learning to Be Editors
2021, Journal of Autoethnography, co-authored with Andrew F. Herrmann

Expanding our Autoethnographic Future
2020, Journal of Autoethnography, co-authored with Andrew F. Herrmann

Organizing Desire: The Queer Bar
2020, The Routledge International Handbook of Organizational Autoethnography

Autoethnography as Applied Communication Research
2020, Handbook of Applied Communication Research, co-authored with Arthur P. Bochner

Gay, Grey, Gray, and Play: Fifty Shades Queer
2020, Communication in Kink: Understanding the influence of the Fifty Shades of Grey Phenomenon, co-authored with Jimmie Manning and Ahmet Atay

Critical Rhetoric, Relationality, and Temporality: A Case for Forgiveness
2020, International Journal of Communication

Communication is Production
2020, Communication Is … Perspectives on Theory, co-authored with Anji L. Phillips

Feeling, Compromised: Notes on Chairing
2019, Critical Administration: Negotiating Political Commitment and Managerial Practice in Contemporary Higher Education

Critical Rhetoric, Relationality, and Temporality: A Case for Forgiveness
2020, International Journal of Communication

Public Ethnography
2019, The Oxford Handbook of Methods for Public Scholarship, co-authored with Robin M. Boylorn

Suitcase, Crockpot, Car: Mentoring Relationships, Cultivating Confidence, and Challenging Workplaces for the Emerging Professional
2019, Communication Education, co-authored with Anji L. Phillips

Looking Out: Gay Bars, Safe Spaces, and the Pulse Massacre
2018, Qualitative Inquiry

Supervising, Sharing, and Evaluating Autoethnography
2018, International Perspectives on Autoethnographic Research and Practice

Critical Autoethnography, Education, and a Call for Forgiveness
2017, International Journal of Multicultural Education

Autoethnographic Responsibilities
2017, International Review of Qualitative Research 

The Art of Autoethnography
2017, Handbook of Arts-Based Research, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Narrative Ethics
2017, The Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History, co-authored with Derek M. Bolen

Sexuality and Self-forgiveness
2016, Women & Language

Queering Popular Culture
2016, Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture

Queer and Quare Autoethnography
2016, Qualitative Inquiry Through a Critical Lens, co-authored with Robin M. Boylorn

Watching Reality Television
2016, Popular Culture as Everyday Life

Family Bullies
2016, Journal of Family Communication, co-authored with Keith Berry

Autoethnography and Family Research
2015, Journal of Family Review & Theory, co-authored with Jimmie Manning

  • Received the 2016 Anselm Strauss Award for Qualitative Family Research [Honorable Mention] from Qualitative Family Research Network

Popular Culture Studies and Autoethnography: An Essay on Method
2015, The Popular Culture Studies Journal, co-authored with Jimmie Manning

  • Received the 2015 “Best Journal Article Award” award from the Midwest Popular Culture Association.

Notes on Andy Cohen
2015, The Fantasy of Reality: Critical Essays on The Real Housewives, co-authored with Keith Berry

Undoing the Alphabet: A Queer Fugue on Grief and Forgiveness
2014, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Post-coming Out Complications
2014, Critical Autoethnography: Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life

The Purposes, Practices, and Principles of Autoethnographic Research
2014, The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods, co-authored with Carolyn Ellis

Performing Identity, Critical Reflexivity, and Community: The Hopeful Work of Studying Ourselves and Others
2014, Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

A Complicated Reef: The Relationship Between a Representation and the Represented Phenomenon
2013, Environmental Communication

Frames of Homosexuality:
Comparing Los Angeles Times’ Coverage of California’s Proposition 6 (1978) and Proposition 8 (2008)
2013, Sexuality & Culture

Animals as Media: Speaking Through/With Nonhuman Beings
2013, Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication: Internatural Communication

The Joys of Autoethnography: Possibilities for Communication Research
2012, Qualitative Communication Research

Missing Each Other
2012, Qualitative Inquiry

Telling Stories:  Reflexivity, Queer Theory, and Autoethnography
2011, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Autoethnography: An Overview
2011, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, co-authored with Carolyn Ellis and Arthur P. Bochner, Reprinted in German and Spanish

Why “Video Killed the Radio Star”: Teaching “The Medium is the Message”
2010, Communication Teacher

Paradoxes of Sexuality, Gay Identity, and Coming Out
2010, Symbolic Interaction

Coming Out in Everyday Interaction
2010, Case Studies of Communication about Sex, co-authored with J. Wight

Autoethnography and Queer Theory: Making Possibilities
2010, Qualitative Inquiry & Human Rights, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

  • Received the 2010 “Best Book Chapter Award” award from the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association.

Mothers, Faggots, and Witnessing (Un)Contestable Experience
2009, Cultural Studies <=> Critical Methodologies

truth Troubles
2009, Qualitative Inquiry, co-authored with Jillian Tullis, Chris McRae, and Alisha Vitale

A Review of Narrative Ethics
2008, Qualitative Inquiry

Autoethnography is Queer
2008, Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies, co-authored with Stacy Holman Jones

Seeking Father: Relationally Reframing a Troubled Love Story
2006, Qualitative Inquiry

Speaking for Others: Finding the “Whos” of Discourse
2005, Soundings

Phenomenologically Investigating Mediated Nature
2005, The Qualitative Report

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