R = Refereed publication

Co-edited anthology

R. Movies, Music and Moves: The Sonic World of Dance Films, edited by Mark Evans and Mary Fogarty. Series: Genre, Music and Sound. Sheffield: Equinox, 2016. 

Single author journal articles

R. "Spontaneous Lux: Freestyling in Hip Hop Dance and Music." Music and Arts in Action, Spec. issue Flirting with Uncertainty, Improvisation in Performance, edited by Jesse Stewart 5.1. (2016): 70-79.

R. “Breaking Expectations: Imagined Affinities in Mediated Youth Cultures.” Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. Spec. issue of Mediated Youth Cultures, edited by Andy Bennett and Brady Robards 26.3 (2012): 449-462.  London: Routledge. Print.

R. “A Manifesto for the Study of Popular Dance.” Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies, Spec. issue of Dancing the Popular, edited by Danielle Robinson 30 (2010): 4-5.

R. “Learning Hip Hop Dance: Old Music, New Music, and How Music Migrates.” Crossing Conceptual Boundaries II, edited by Derek Robbins (2011): 66-85. London: University of East London.

“Waacking, (Punking), Recycling, Schooling: Disco Dance on the Move.” Hotfoot, edited by Jeanette Bain-Burnette, 15 (2011): n.p. London: Association of Dance of the African Diaspora.

Joint author journal articles

R. With Michael Olshansky, Rachel Bar, and Joseph DeSouza. “Supplementary motor area and primary auditory cortex activation in an expert break-dancer during visualized dance to music.” Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition (2014): 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2014.960428

Chapters in books

R. “Why Are Breaking Battles Judged? The Rise of International Competition.” The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Competition Ed. Sherril Dodds. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Print

R. “Following the Thread: Toronto's Place in Hip-Hop Dance Histories.” Hip Hop North of the 49thParallel: Hip Hop in Canada and Canadian Hip Hop, edited by Charity Marsh and Mark Campbell. Kingston: Queen's University Press. [in press]

R. “Unlikely Resemblances: Beyoncé, “Single Ladies” and Comparative Judgment in Popular Dance.” Beyoncé: Music, Culture, Politics, edited by Melanie Marshall and Martin Iddon. Duke University Press. [in press]

R. With Mark Evans. "The Sonic World of Dance Films." Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films. Eds. Mark Evans and Mary Fogarty. Sheffield: Equinox, 2016. Print 

R. "From Beat Street to Step Up 3D: The Sound of Street Dance Films." Movies, Moves and Music: The Sonic World of Dance Films. Eds. Mark Evans and Mary Fogarty. Sheffield: Equinox, 2016. Print 

R. “The Body and Dance.” The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music. Eds. John Shepherd and Kyle Devine. London: Routledge, 2015. 245-254.  Print. 

R. “Gene Kelly: The Original, Updated.” The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen. Ed. Melissa Blanco Borelli. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 83-97. Print.

R. “Each One Teach One: B-Boying and Ageing.” Ageing and Youth Cultures. Eds. Andy Bennett and Paul Hodkinson, Oxford: Berg, 2012. 53-65. Print.

Film documentary publications and screenings (Director, producer)

R. Spontaneous Lux: Freestyling in Hip Hop Dance and Music. Music and Arts in Action, Special issue on Flirting with Uncertainty: Improvisation in Performance. Ed. Jesse Stewart. 5. 1. (2016) Video Documentary. 60 minutes. Screening at Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Challenging Orthodoxies. 17th Biennial Conference, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijon, Spain, June 24-28, 2013.

Published papers in conference proceedings

R. With Jonathon Osborn and Deanne Kearney.  “Camouflaged Identities: The Multiple Legitimacies of Tentacle Tribe.” Keep It Simple! Make it Fast! An Approach to Underground Music Scenes, Vol. 1 (2015), edited by Paula Guerra and Tania Moreira. Porto: University of Porto. p. 535-545.

“Musical Tastes in Popular Dance Practices.” Congress on Research in Dance 2012 (Spring). Cambridge University Press (2013): 70-75.

With Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli and Michèle Moss. “Crash & Create: Exploring Dance Improvisation from Three Perspectives.” Collaboration: Intersections, Negotiations, Mediations in the World of Dance Annual Conference for Canadian Society for Dance Studies in Montréal Proceedings 2012. (2012): n. pag. Online resource:

“Sharing Hip Hop Dance: Rethinking Taste in Cross-Cultural Exchanges of Music.” Situating popular musics: IASPM 16th International Conference Proceedings. Ed. Carlo Nardi. (2012): 127-131.

“Preserving Aesthetics While Getting Paid: Careers for Hip Hop Dancers Today.” What's it Worth? 'Value' and Popular Music: Selected Papers from the 2009 IASPM Australia/New Zealand Conference, edited by Shelley D. Brunt and Kirsten Zemke. Dunedin, N.A.: International Association for the Study of Poplar Music (2010): 30-33.

Book reviews

Rev. of Bodies of Sound, editors Sherril Dodds and Susan Cook. Popular Music, 34: 1 (2015): 142-144. 

Rev. of Dancing on the Canon: Embodiments of Value in Popular Dance, by Sherril Dodds. Dance Research. 32. 2 (2014): 269-271. 

Rev. of French Moves: The Cultural Politics of le hip hop, author Felicia McCarren, Dance Research Journal, 36: 2 (2014): 112-114. 

Rev. of The Hidden Musicians: Music-Making in an English Town, author Ruth Finnegan, Popular Music. 28: 2 (2009): 289-292. 

Magazine articles

"The Struggles of Independent Dance Artists: A Toronto Snapshot." EQ Magazine.July 2017.

 “Breaking Bad: The New B-Girls.” Dance Current Magazine. March/April 2015. Print. 

With Lauren Cook. "Judi Lopez and Her Fly B-Girl Contingent." Dance Matters Blog. October 14 2014. Online.

“Music Creates Opportunity: A New Creation.” Interview with choreographer Crazy Smooth. Centre Stage, Spring 2014: 30-32. Online.