As an academic, my scholarly research agenda explores the intersections between law (especially intellectual property law), the internet, and social norms.
Donald Trump, Disruptive Technologies, and Twitter’s Role in the 2016 American Presidential Election, 27 Widener L.J. 39 (2018)
Branded: Trademark Tattoos, Slave Owner Brands, And The Right To Have “Free” Skin, 22 Mich. Telecomm. & Tech. L. Rev. 225 (2016)
An Overview of the Law of Scandalous Trademarks in the United States, American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law Intellectual Property Law Conference, Mar. 2015 (co-authored with Anne Gilson LaLonde)
Trademark Territoriality in Cyberspace: An Internet Framework for Common Law Trademarks, 29 Berkeley Tech. L. Rev. 1253 (2014) (First Place Winner, 2014 International Trademark Association Ladas Memorial Award – named best article in the world on a trademark topic)
Memetic Theory, Trademarks & the Viral Meme Mark, 13 J. Marshall Rev. of Intell. Prop. L. 96 (2013) (Third Place Winner, 2014 International Trademark Association Ladas Memorial Award)
Note, Peremptory Challenges: Striking Down Discrimination In Arkansas’s Jury Selection Process, 59 Ark. L. Rev. 93 (2006)
In addition to traditional academic scholarship, I have frequently had my work published in publications like TIME, the Washington Post, and Fortune. See below for my work with these and other publications.
- Diversifying Intellectual Property Law: Why Women of Color Remain “Invisible” and How to Provide More Seats at the Table, Landslide Magazine, March 2018
- Cities Should Tread Carefully on Copyright Issues, Uptown – a publication by the Municipal Association of South Carolina, November 2018
Pop Culture U
I created a digital platform, Pop Culture U, that uses today’s pop culture headlines to share lessons about internet culture and intellectual property law. This allows me to take complicated topics and make them relatable.
One high point for Pop Culture U (in an earlier iteration) was being cited at Fortune.com for my trademark article on the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority trademark registration for its “pinky” hand signal.
Other popular articles include: