1. The Sociology of Privatized Security (Palgrave Macmillan)

  • Introduction (.doc)

  • Conclusion (.doc)


  1. The Virtues of Military Politics - with Damon Coletta. Forthcoming in Armed Forces & Society

  2. Military Systems of Justice: A Sociological Overview - with Meredith Kleykamp. Forthcoming in Political and Military Sociology

  3. On the Ambivalence of the Aphorism in Sociological Theory - with Jeff Guhin. Forthcoming in Sociological Theory.

  4. Getting the Joint Functions Right (.pdf). In Joint Forces Quarterly

  5. The Corporate War Dead: New Perspectives on the Demographics of American and British Contractors (.pdf) - with Ori Swed and others. In Armed Forces & Society (2018)

  6. The Golden Age, Revisited: General George C. Marshall’s Press Work, 1938-1945” (.pdf) in War In History (2018)

  7. Ethical Lapses and the American Military: Three Problems and a Solution (.pdf) - with Meredith Kleykamp. In Armed Forces and Society (2018)

  8. Fault Lines of the American Military Profession (.pdf) - with Meredith Kleykamp. In Armed Forces and Society - A comment on this article was published by Travis (2018)

  9. Governance by Scandal? Eradicating Sexual Assault in the Military (.pdf) - with Jensen Sass. In Politics (2017)

  10. Private Military and Security Contractors: A Troubling Oversight - with Ori Swed. In Sociology Compass (2017)

  11. Barriers to Serve: Social Policy and the Transgender Military (.pdf)- with Marek Posard. In Journal of Sociology (2017)

  12. The Meaning of Digital Platforms: Open and Closed Television Infrastructures (.pdf) - with Esteve Sanz. In Poetics (2016)

  13. The U.S. Army’s Domestic Strategy, 1945-1965 (.pdf). In Parameters (2015)

  14. Scandal and Military Mediatization (.pdf). In Media, War and Conflict (2014)

  15. Democracy and Scandal: A Research Agenda (.pdf) - with Jensen Sass. In Comparative Sociology (2013)

WORKING PAPERS (available upon request)

  • Cloak of War - with Ori Swed