2016 “Approaching the Jazz Past: MOPDtK’s Blue and Jason Moran’s ‘In My Mind: Monk at Town Hall, 1959.’” The Journal of Jazz Studies, Vol. 11 (2) (Fall 2016).
2014 “‘Bring It On Home’: Robert Plant, Janis Joplin, and the Myth of Origin.” The Journal of Popular Music Studies, Vol. 26 (2) (June 2014).
2010 “Subject, Object, Music: John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Eastern (Western) Philosophy in Music.” Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études Critiques en Improvisation, Vol. 6 (2) (December 2010).
2006 “Corpo-Realities: Keepin’ it Real in ‘Music and Embodiment’ Scholarship.” Current Musicology, No. 82 (Fall 2006), 61-80.
2016 “Improvisation Within a Scene of Constraint: Judith Butler interviewed by Tracy McMullen” in Negotiated Moments: Improvisation, Sound and Subjectivity, edited by Gillian Siddal and Ellen Waterman, p. 21-36. Duke University Press.
2014 “The Improvisative,” in The Oxford Handbook of Critical Improvisation Studies, edited by George Lewis and Ben Piekut. Oxford University Press.
2013 “People, Don’t Get Ready: Improvisation, Democracy, and Hope” in People Get Ready: The Future of Jazz in Now, edited by Ajay Heble and Robert Wallace. Duke University Press.
2008 “Identity for Sale: Glenn Miller, Wynton Marsalis and Cultural Replay in Music.” In Big Ears: Listening for Gender in Jazz Studies, edited by Nichole Rustin and Sherrie Tucker. Duke University Press.
2016 Sounding Race in Rap Songs, by Loren Kajikawa. In Current Musicology, No. 101 (Fall 2016).
2008 Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality, by Martha Mockus. In Critical Studies in Improvisation/Études Critiques en Improvisation, Vol. 4 (2) (December 2008).
2016 “Buddhism.” In The Encyclopedia of African American Culture, edited by Gerald Early. Greenwood Press.
2016 “Reenacting Historic Jazz Performances.” In The Oxford Handbooks Online in Music edited by Alexander Rehding. Oxford University Press.
2013 “Gender.” In Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garrett. Oxford University Press.
2011 “Brass Bands, Orchestras, and Dance Bands, 1919-1942.” In Encyclopedia of African American Music, edited by Emmett G. Price III, Tammy L. Kernodle, and Horace J. Maxile. Greenwood Press.
2011 “Rhythm n’ Blues, 1968-1980.” In Encyclopedia of African American Music, edited by Emmett G. Price III, Tammy L. Kernodle, and Horace J. Maxile. Greenwood Press.