Published work




I have been privileged to have my work published in several prestigious academic journals as noted below:



Power Under Her Foot: Women Enthusiasts of American Muscle Cars. Now available from McFarland Books.



"A Woman and Her Truck: Pickups, the Woman Driver, and Cowgirl Feminism." Manuscript in print at European Journal of American Culture.


"Out on the Highway: Cars, Community, and the Gay Driver." Culture, Society, and Masculinities 7.2 (2015): 121-139.


"Women Auto Know: Automotive Knowledge, Auto Activism, and Women's Online Car Advice." Feminist Media Studies (2014): 1-17.


"Born to Take the Highway: Women, the Automobile, and Rock 'n' Roll." Journal of American Culture 36.3 (2013): 161-176.


"Women With Muscle: Contemporary Women and the Classic Muscle Car." Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies 34.2 (2013): 83-113.


"The Evolution of the Chick Car, or What Came First, the Chick or the Car?" Journal of Popular Culture 45.3 (2012): 216-231.



Darwin Holstrum & Melinda Keefe, eds. Life is a Highway: A Century of Automotive Writing. In Journalism History 37.2 (2011): 124-125.





Have You Heard the One About the Woman Driver? Chicks, Muscle, Pickups, and the Reimagining of the Woman Behind the Wheel. Bowling Green State University, 2015.


Master's Thesis

Women and Car Culture in Cyberspace: Empowerment and Car Talk in the Internet User Group. Eastern Michigan University, 2009.