“Meaning on the Move: Synthesizing Cognitive and Systems Concepts of Culture.” Forthcoming.  American Journal of Cultural Sociology. [postprint view or download]


“The Persistence of Pardons and the End of Attainder:  Moral Explanations and Moral Facts.” Forthcoming.  European Journal of Sociology.


“When Voters are Voting, What are they Doing?: Symbolic Selection and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.”  2017.  American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 426-442[link]


“Real Mythic Histories: Circulatory Networks and State Centrism.” in Go and Lawson, eds. Global Historical Sociology. Cambridge University Press. [preprint view or download]


“Principal Agent Relations and the Decline of the Royal African Company.” 2015.  Political Power and Social Theory, Vol. 29 “Chartering Capitalism,” pp. 45–76.  [link] [postprint view or download]


“Classification and Coercion:  The Destruction of Piracy in the English Maritime System.” 2014.  American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 119, No. 6, pp. 1537-1575. [view or download]


“Mechanisms and Meaning Structures.” 2014.  Sociological Theory, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp. 162-187.           [view or download]


“Temporality, Isolation, and Violence in the Early Modern English Maritime World.”  2014.  Eighteenth-Century Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 37-66.  [view or download]


“A Structural Hermeneutics of The O’Reilly Factor.” 2011.  Theory and Society.  Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 315-346. [view or download]


“Narrative Structure and Emotional Mobilization in Humanitarian  Representations:  The Case of the Congo Reform Movement, 1903-1912.”  2011.  Journal of Human Rights.  Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 311-338. [view or download]