Featured in Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Colorlines, IndyWeek, The Frisky, The Gloss, The Debrief, Love & Health Australia, MUIPR, and Nextshark for the Salon article "I Sold My Body to Abercrombie & Fitch"
Discussed the VICE article "Why Trump Tagged Linda McMahon to Lead the Small Business Administration" on MSNBC Live
Featured on the BBC Radio program The Briefing Room in the episode "Trump's Shock Troops: The Alt-Right"
Cited in the Boston Globe article "Is the Internet Pushing Us to Peak Male?"
Quoted in the VICE Canada article "Deadlifts and Selfies: How Social Media Shaped the Modern Bodybuilder"
Featured on ESPN.com, SBNation, and Sons of Sam Horn for the VICE Sports article "How Traded Players Reconfigure Their Lives at a Moment's Notice"
Essay "The Big I" was a "Best of 2016" selection by The Paris Review
Quoted in the attn: article "Donald Trump's WWE Icon Hire Raises Some Questions"
Cited in the Gizmodo article "Palmer Luckey, Millionaire Founder of Oculus Rift, Loves Donald Trump and Dates a Gamergater" and The Guardian article "Who is Palmer Luckey, and why is he funding pro-Trump trolls?"
Cited in the Vox article "The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It's that, but way way weirder."
Mentioned in Autostraddle for The Paris Review article "The Big I"
Interviewed on NPR/KERA's All Things Considered about "The Golden Age of Wrestling in North Texas."
Selected by The Atlantic Daily as the "Evening Read" on 10/5/2016 for the article "Why The Safe Space Debate is a Problem for Adjuncts" (also featured in The Atlantic's "The Year in Race, Identity, and Criminal Justice")
Interviewed for the VICE article "Debt Collectors Make a Killing on the Debts of the Dead"
Named to the board of directors for the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
Quoted in the BBC News article "Who are the alt-right?"
Cited throughout Performance and Professional Wrestling (Routledge, 2016)
Voted to select "The Best 20 Video Games of 2015" for VICE
Moderated the panel discussion "Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling" with "Cowboy" Johnny Mantell, Grey Pierson, Cirrus Bonneau, and "Lady K" Downs
Featured in The Dallas Morning News, MyArlington.gov , The Shorthorn, Central Track, Texas Standard, UTA News in Spanish, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram for the UTA Library exhibit "Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling"
Interview "The Only Way to Defeat Trump is to Completely Ignore Him" syndicated on Hot 93.7 FM Connecticut, V103 The People's Station Atlanta, CW44 TV Tampa Bay, Mix 96.5 Houston, Hot 95.7 Houston, and Lite 100.5 WRCH New England
Discussed in "Book of the Month: Hillbilly Elegy" on Libro.fm
Interviewed in Noodle about "The Purpose of College: A Place for Learning or a Place to Find a Job?"
Cited in the SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology, and Society article "The Views Expressed Remain My Own"
Worked with former pro wrestler "Cowboy" Johnny Mantell to relocate the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame from Amsterdam, NY to Wichita Falls, TX, as reported in Times Record News (Wichita Falls), Knoxville News Sentinel, SLAM Sports, and The Daily Gazette (Albany)
Interviewed in "Tradition of Lucha Libre Keeps it off the Ropes" for The Dallas Morning News
Discussed in "The Educational Bridge to Nowhere" in The Atlantic
Cited in The Best American Sportswriting 2015
Interviewed in New York Observer about the value of a law school education
My UTA Library exhibit "Ringside: Memories of World Class Championship Wrestling" was selected as one of the "Five Things That Have Texas Talking" by KERA News
My VICE article "My Time as a Professional Debt Collector Made Me Lose Faith in Humanity" was translated and republished in Medium France and Ulyces
Winner of a 2011 Littleton-Griswold Research Grant from the American Historical Association
Winner of a 2011-2012 Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh
Discussed in a Beyond Your Blog interview with Stir editor-in-chief Laurel Hermanson
Featured presenter at the 2014 Texas Digital Humanities Consortium
Featured presenter, "American Humor" panel chair, and paper prize winner at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention
Spotlighted by Bookforum's Omnivore section for the essay "Being a Bumpkin"
Discussed in "Critics Question Hollywood's Muscleman Addiction" at China Daily
Interviewed in The Shorthorn about The History Channel's foray into online education
Interviewed in The Shorthorn about the uncertain job prospects facing undergraduates