Creating Identity: The Popular Romance Heroine’s Journey to Selfhood and Self-Presentation.
Indiana University Press, 2023.
Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology
. Palgrave, 2014.
“Romantic Fantasies: How the Media Constructs its Own Romance Novel” in the edited collection Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction
, forthcoming (Routledge August 2020).
“When Wuxia Met Romance: The Pleasures and Politics of Transculturalism in Sherry Thomas’s My Beautiful Enemy,” Special Issue for the Journal of Popular Romance Studies. Spring 2020.
“From Barbarized to Disneyfied: Vieiwing 1990s New York City Through Eve Dallas, J.D. Robb’s Futuristic Homicide Detective” in forum for inter-American research, 10.1: May 2017.
“All Work or All Play: Indian Consumerism, Leisure, and Ethics Under Globalization in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” at South Asian Popular Culture
, 13.1: Apr. 2015.
“What’s Love Got to Do With It? In Romance Novels, Everything!” Oklahoma Humanities Council Magazine
. February 2015.
“How to Tame a Dragon: Ten Years After A Natural History of the Romance Novel.” Journal of Popular Romance Studies
, 3.2: 2013.
“The Globalized Avatar of the Hindi Cinema Hero: Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Double Role’ in Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai/Say That You Love [Me] (2000).” Film International
, 10.4-5: 2012.
“Tempted by the Big Apple: The Fantasy of Western Spaces in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna.” Studies in South Asian Film and Media
, 3.1: 2012.
Essays in edited collections
“Branding a Genre: A Brief Trans-Atlantic History of Romance Novel Cover Art.” Essay in the collection Romance Fiction and American Culture: Love as the Practice of Freedom?
Ed. William Gleason and Eric Selinger, Ashgate/Taylor and Francis, Feb. 2016.
“Patriotism, Passion, and PTSD: The Critique of War in Popular Romance Novels” in New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction
. Ed. Sarah Frantz and Eric Selinger. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
“Female Enfranchisement and the Popular Romance: An Indian Perspective” in Empowerment Versus Oppression: 21st Century Views of Popular Romance Novels
. Ed. Sally Goade. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance
(Tom Digby 2014) in the Journal of Popular Romance Studies