Soul in Seoul: Black Popular Music and K-pop. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2020.
Beyond ‘The Chinese Connection’: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2013.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
“The Afro-Asiatic Floating World: Post-Soul Implications of the Art of iona rozeal brown.” African American Review 41.4 (2007): 655-666.
“These—Are—the ‘Breaks’: A Roundtable Discussion on Teaching the Post-Soul Aesthetic.” African American Review 41.4 (2007): 787-804.
“ ‘The Girl Isn’t White’: New Racial Dimensions in Octavia Butler’s Survivor.” Extrapolation 47.1 (2006): 35-50.
“Racial Discourse and Black-Japanese Dynamics in Ishmael Reed’s Japanese by Spring.” MELUS 29. 3/4 (2004): 379-396.
“Chinatown Black Tigers: Black Masculinity and Chinese Heroism in Frank Chin’s Gunga Din Highway.” Ethnic Studies Review 26.1 (2003): 67-86.
“Hybrid Hallyu: The African American Music Tradition in K-pop.” Global Asian American Popular Culture. Ed. Tasha Oren, Shilpa Dave and Leilani Nishime. New York: New York University Press, 2016. 290-303.
“Urban Geishas: Reading Race and Gender in iROZEALb’s Paintings.” Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone. Ed. William H. Bridges IV and Nina Cornyetz. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015. 31-44.
“HallyU.S.A: America’s Impact on The Korean Wave.” The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture. Ed. Valentina Marinescu. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014. 123-134.
“That’s My Man!: Overlapping Masculinities in Korean Popular Music.” The Korean Wave: Korean Popular Culture in Global Context. Ed. Yasue Kuwahara. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014. 117-132.
Anderson, Crystal S. and Doobo Shim, eds. Special Issue on K-pop and K-drama Fandoms, Journal of Fan Studies, 2014.
“When Were We Colored?: Blacks, Asians and Racial Discourse.” Blacks and Asians: Crossings, Conflict and Commonality. Ed. Hazel McFerson. Durham: Carolina Academic Press, 2006. 59-77.
“Panthers and Dragons on the Page: The Afro-Asian Dynamic in The Black Aesthetic.” The Black Urban Community: From Dusk ‘Till Dawn. Ed. Gayle T. Tate and Lewis A. Randolph. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006. 427-437.
Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color (Bloomsbury 2020)
Social Justice and International Education: Research, Practice, Perspectives (NAFSA 2020)
Exploring Education Abroad: A Guide for Racial and Ethnic Minority Participants (NAFSA 2016)
“Sex, Gender, and Class in the Poem of Parmenides: Difference without Dualism?” American Journal of Philology 140, no. 1 (2019): 29–66. https://doi.org/10.1353/ajp.2019.0002
"Mortals Lay Down Trusting to be True." Epoché 21.2 (2017): 251-271.
"Alain Locke." Entry in Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. 2016.
“Culture and the Kalos: Inquiry, Justice, and Value in Locke and Aristotle.” In Jacoby Carter and Leonard Harris, eds., Philosophic Values and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond. Lexington Press/Rowman & Littlefield, Value Inquiry Book Series, 2011.
“Alētheia from Poetry into Philosophy: Homer to Parmenides.” In William Wians, ed., Logos and Muthos. SUNY Press, 2009.
“Causation as a Core Concept in Conflict Analysis,” co-authored with Daniel Rothbart. In Sean Byrne, Dennis Sandole, Jessica Senehi, and Ingrid Staroste-Sandole, eds., Conflict Resolution: Core Concepts, Theories, Approaches, and Practices. Routledge, 2008.
“Why Matter? Aristotle, the Eleatics, and the Possibility of Explanation.” The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 26.2 (2005): 1-29.
“Light, Night, and the Opinions of Mortals: Parmenides B8.50-61 and B9.” Ancient Philosophy 25.1 (2005): 1-23.
“Modernity, Philosophy, and the Color Line: A Response to Frank Kirkland.” Du Bois Lecture Monographs vol. 1 (2005): 42-59.
“Parmenides’ Poetic Frame.” International Studies in Philosophy 36 (2004): 7-38.
Navigating the Fiction of Ernest J. Gaines: A Roadmap for Readers. Louisiana State UP, 2020.
The Radical Fiction of Ann Petry, Louisiana State UP, 2013.
Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson. U of Illinois P, 2002.
(ed.) Contemporary Black Men's Fiction and Drama. U of Illinois P, 2001.
“Rootlessness: Afro-Pessimism as Foundation in Paradise.” The Bloomsbury Handbook to Toni Morrison. Ed. Kelly L. Reames and Linda Wagner-Martin. London: Bloomsbury, 2023. 101-22.
Review of Darius Bost, Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence, GLQ, 28.2 (2022): 299-305.
Introduction, The Narrows by Ann Petry, 1953. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2017. vii-xxxvi.
“‘A Mighty Queer Place': Textual and Sexual Dis-Ease in Ann Petry’s Country Place,” African American Review (Summer 2016): 93-110.
“Blues Brothers: Crosscurrents in Fences and A Streetcar Named Desire.” Approaches to Teaching the Plays of August Wilson. Ed. Sandra G. Shannon and Sandra L. Richards. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2016. 32-44.
Review of Randall Kenan (ed.), The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings by James Baldwin, Resources for American Literary Study, 35 (September 2012): 714-17
"Que(e)rying the Prison-House of Black Male Desire: Homosociality in Ernest Gaines' 'Three Men.'" African American Review (Summer 2006): 239-55.
"Are We Family? Pedagogy and the Race for Queerness." Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology. Ed. E. Patrick Johnson and Mae G. Henderson. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2005. 266-75
"'From a Thousand Different Points of View': The Multiple Masculinities of Ann Petry's 'Miss Muriel'". Ann Petry's Short Fiction: Critical Essays. Ed. Hazel Arnett Ervin and Hilary Holladay. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004. 79-96.
(co-ed., with Stephanie Brown). "Black Literary Masculinities." Special section of Callaloo 26.3 (Summer 2003).
Lafrance, Michelle; Caravella, Elizabeth; Polk, Thomas; Wooton, Lacey; Johnson, Sarah; Russo, Robyn; Corwin, David; “Fingerprinting Feminist Empirical Methodologies: An Analysis of Research Trends in Four Composition Journals between 2007 and 2016,” College Composition and Communication vol 72, no 4, 2021.
Powers Corwin, David, and Angela Hattery. “Taking It Virtual: A Model for Successful Co-Curricular Student Experiences in Women and Gender Studies During COVID-19.” About Campus, vol. 27, no. 2, May 2022, pp. 13–17
Powers Corwin, David "The Fragility of Christian Hegemonic Masculinity: Elizabeth Gaskill’s Ruth as Radical Critique" Mosaic, an Interdisciplinary Critical Journal (Under Review)
Powers Corwin, David, Klemmer, Casey and Westermeyer, Victoria, “Peer to Peer Leadership Models in Women and Gender Studies Centers: Bridging Academic and Student Affairs through Student Leadership Opportunities ”Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education (Accepted)
Powers Corwin, David and Mason Badra, Holly Oxford Bibliography: “The Role of Gender Equity Centers on University Campuses” (under review)
Powers Corwin, David “Rhetorically Situating Male Allyship: Demagoguery and Michael Kimmel’s career as a ‘Male Feminist” Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition (Under Review )
Iraq War Cultures. Edited by Cynthia Fuchs and Joe Lockard, Peter Lang Publishers 2011.
Spike Lee: Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers). Edited by Cynthia Fuchs. University Press of Mississippi 2002.
Between the Sheets, in the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, Gay Documentary (Visible Evidence). Edited by Chris Holmlund and Cynthia Fuchs. University Of Minnesota Press 1997.
"'A Few Brief Moments': Truth and Image in Sports Documentaries." Gender and Genre in Sports Documentaries: Critical Essays. Edited by Zachary Ingle and David M. Sutera. Scarecrow Press 2012.
Conversations with Maida Springer: A Personal History of Labor, Race, and International Relations. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004.
Maida Springer: Pan-Africanist and International Labor Leader. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000.
“Lynching of Robert Charles, 1900.” In History of American Racial Violence: An Encyclopedia of Conflicts, Riots, And Revolution and Terrible Legacy: Encyclopedia of Lynching in America, edited by Michael Pfeiffer. ABC-CLIO, 2022.
“Transnational Links and Constraints: The Work of Women of the ILO and ICFTU in Africa.” In Transnational Networks, Global Labour Standards, and Gender Equity, 1919 to Present, edited by Eileen Boris, Dorothea Hoehtker, and Susan Zimmermann, 149-175. Brill, 2018.
“Marred by Dissimulation: The AFL-CIO, the Women’s Committee, and Transnational Labor Relations.” In American Labor's Global Ambassadors: The International History of the AFL-CIO during the Cold War, edited by Robert Anthony Waters Jr. and Geert Van Goethem, 39-55. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
“The Activism of George McCray: Confluence and Conflict of Pan-Africanism and Transnational Labor Solidarity.” In Black Power Beyond Borders: The Global Dimensions of the Black Power Movement, edited by Nico Slate, 35-56. Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.
“Labor’s Gendered Misstep: The Women’s Committee and African Women Workers, 1957-1968.” International Journal of African Historical Studies 44, 3 (2011-2012): 415-442.
"Haunted by the Dreamland: Black Wall Street, Collective Memory, and Reparations," Black Perspectives, African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), June 4, 2021.
African American Religious Identities in the Twentieth Century,” The Oxford Handbook of Religion and Race in American History, Paul Harvey and Kathryn Gin Lum, Editors (Oxford University Press, March 2018).
"Tuning into the 'Happy Am I' Preacher: Researching the Radio Career of Elder Lightfoot Solomon Michaux," Sounding Out! Sound Studies Blog, March 5, 2015.
To Serve the Living: Funeral Directors and the African American Way of Death (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010).
Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit (Harvard University Press, 1999).
“‘Where Did Our Love Go?’: Contemplating the Life and Death of Motown and the Motor City,” Michigan Quarterly Review, (Fall 2010).
“To Serve the Living: The Public and Civic Identity of African-American Funeral Directors” in Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States. Marguerite S. Schaffer, Editor (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008).
“‘Laid Out in Big Mama’s Kitchen’: African Americans and the Personalized Theme Funeral,” in American Behavioral History. Peter N. Stearns, Editor (New York University Press, 2005).
“‘Boogie Chillen’: Uncovering Detroit’s African American Cultural History.” Michigan Historical Review 27:1 (Spring 2001): 93-107.
Barbaric Culture and Black Critique: Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic. Charlottesville VA: University of Virginia Press, 2015.
“Dividing a Nation; Uniting a People: African-American Literature and the Abolitionist Movement.” Cambridge History of African-American Literature.” Eds. Maryemma Graham and Jerry W. Ward, Jr. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, pp. 66-90).
“The Problem of Historical Consciousness in the Relation of African-American Studies to Modernity.” A Companion to African-American Studies. Eds. Lewis R. Gordon and Jane Gordon. (Malden MA: Blackwell Press, 2006, pp. 377-399).
Interview on Early Black Intellectual Resistance. “With Good Reason.” (Interviewer, Sarah McConnell). Virginia Foundation for the Humanities/ National Public Radio. Summer 2019.
Interview for book, Barbaric Culture and Black Critique. (Interviewer, Adam McNeil). “New Books in African American Studies.” Fall 2018.