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(Last updated Dec 2015).

Selected Publications


“Building Blocks of the Imagination: Children, Creativity, and the Limits of Disney Infinity,” The Velvet Light Trap 78 (Fall 2016): 53-64.[PDF]

“‘10 dollars’ worth of fun’: The Obscured History of the Toy Magic Lantern and Children’s Media Spectatorship,” Film History 27.1 (2015): 111-134. [PDF]

“Grand Illusions: Large-Scale Optical Toys and Contemporary Scientific Spectacle,” Teorie Vedy/Theory of Science, 35:2 (December 2013): 249-267. [PDF]

“Democracy and Discipline: Object Lessons and the Stereoscope in American Education, 1870-1920,” Early Popular Visual Culture, 10:2 (2012): 147-167. [PDF]

Review and Editorial Publications

Review of Mark J. P. Wolf (Ed.), The LEGO Studies Reader. New York: Rutledge, 2014. American Journal of Play 8:1 (Fall 2015): 134-136.

Review of Anna Mae Duane (Ed.), The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities. Athens: University of GA Press, 2013. American Studies Journal (2014): 90-91.

Review of Amy F. Ogata, Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. The Lion and the Unicorn 1 (January 2014): 136-139.

Review of Robin Bernstein, Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. New York: NYU Press, 2011. Journal of Popular Culture (August 2012): 913-915.

Review of Nathalie op de Beeck, Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (Spring 2012): 328-330.

Media Fields Journal 4 (Winter 2012): “Scale,” Co-edited with Daniel Reynolds, available at:

Review of François Albera and Maria Tortajada (Eds.) Cinema Beyond Film: Media Epistemology in the Modern Era. (Trans. Lance Hewson). Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam Press, 2010. In Screening the Past, Issue 32. Available at:


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