Black/Gay: The Harlem Renaissance, the Protest Era, and Constructions of Black Gay Identity in the 1980s and 90s. Berlin: LIT and East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2011.

Edited Volumes

After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina. Eds. Dickel, Simon and Evangelia Kindinger. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015.

Queer Cinema. Eds. Brunow, Dagmar and Simon Dickel. Mainz: Bender, forthcoming in 2016.

Current Project

Memoirs of Embodied Difference.


“An Affinity for the Lumpen: Homelessness in Samuel R. Delany’s Bread and Wine and The Mad Man.” African American Review. 48 (3): 2015. 289-304. Co-authored by Michael Bucher.

“Omar, Johnny und Ich.” Stuart Hall: Aktivismus, Pop und Politik. Ed. Dagmar Brunow. Mainz: Ventil. 19-26.

“Introduction: The Fire Next Time.” After the Storm: the Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina. Eds. Simon Dickel and Evangelia Kindinger. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2015. 7-20- Co-authored by Evangelia Kindinger.

“Between Mumblecore and Post-Black Aesthetics: Barry Jenkins’s Medicine for Melancholy.” Understanding Blackness through Performance: Contemporary Arts and the Representation of Identity. Eds. Anne Cremieux, Xavier Lemoine, and Jean-Paul Rocchi. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 109-123.

“‘Can’t Leave Me Behind:’ Racism, Gay Politics, and Coming of Age in Howard Cruse’s Stuck Rubber Baby.” Amerikastudien/American Studies 56 (4): 2011. 617-635.

“Do the Queer Thing: Redefining Contested Spaces in Isaac Julien’s Young Soul Rebels and The Attendant.” Spatial Representations of British Identities. Eds. Merle Tönnies and Heike Buschmann. Heidelberg: Winter, 2012. 233-248.

“Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary Constructions of Black and Queer Identities.” Western Fictions, Black Realities. Eds. Violet Johnson und Isabel Soto. Berlin: LIT and East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2011. 183-198.

“Black Men Loving Black Men and Other Revolutionary Acts: Positionen zu Begehren und Sexualität in Schwarzer Schwuler Kultur.” Testcard: Beiträge zur Popgeschichte 17 (2008). 172-177.

“Essex Hemphill.” African American National Biography. Eds. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York and Oxford: Oxford UP, 2008. Vol. 4. 176-77.

“In The Life. Identitätspolitische Strategien Afroamerikanischer Schwuler in den 1980er und 1990er Jahren.” Querverbindungen. Interdisziplinäre Annäherungen an Sexualität, Ethnizität und Geschlecht. Ed. Elisabeth Tuider. Berlin: Lit, 2008. 185-202.

“Constructions of Gay Male Whiteness in Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston, Melvin Dixon’s Vanishing Rooms, and Samuel R. Delany’s The Mad Man.” Blackness and Sexualities. Eds. Michelle Wright and Antje Schuhmann. Berlin: LIT, 2007. 59-68.

with Johann S. Ach, Kurt Bayertz and Christa Runtenberg. “Reflecting Bioethics.” Biomedical Ethics 5(1) 2000. 24-26.


“Cpt. Kirk &: ‘Reformhölle’” Damaged Goods: 150 Einträge in die Punk-Geschichte. Ed. Jonas Engelmann. Mainz: Ventil 2016. Forthcoming

“Parla Memento Hedera: Das Efeu Parlament der Erinnerung.“ onlinejournal kultur und geschlecht 16 (2016). Web.

“‘Many of the dead would be very loud… if they knew they can still raise their voices here.’” Interview with Christian W. Find and Hannes Hacke. Weblog Post. The Visual Aids Blog. Visual Aids 17 Sept. 2015. Web. 23 Sept. 2015.

Cruse, Howard. Stuck Rubber Baby. Ludwigsburg: Cross-Cult, 2011. Testcard 22 (2012). 275-76.

Detlef: 60 Jahre Schwul. Dir. Jan Rothstein and Stefan Westerwelle. Testcard 22 (2012). 302-03.

Schulman, Sarah. The Child. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp, 2008. Testcard 19 (2010). 279-80.

Preston, John. Den Jungs Geht’s Gut [= Franny, the Queen of Provincetown]. Hamburg: Männerschwarm, 2009. Testcard 19 (2010). 278-79.

(as Beate Bronski). Haase, Matthias, Marc Siegel and Michaela Wünsch Eds. Outside: Die Politik Queerer Räume. Etuxx 5.4 (2005). 20 Sept. 2015. Web.