academic writing

Read Nick J. Sciullo’s academic work on SSRN or BePress.

Race, Critical Race Theory, and Social Justice 

“Diversity’s Troubling Panacea: Difference Studies in Instructional Communication,” ___ Communication Education ___ (forthcoming 2016).

“The Ghosts of White Supremacy: Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and the Specters of Black Criminality,” 116 West Virginia University Law Review 1397-1408 (2015).

    — cited in Zach Newman, “‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’: Policing, Fatal Force, and Equal Protection in the Age of Colorblindness,” 43 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 117-161 (2015)

“Richard Sherman, Rhetoric, and Racial Animus in the Rebirth of the Bogeyman Myth,” 37 Hastings Communication & Entertainment Law Journal 201-230 (2015) (lead article).

“A Review of Race and Class Politics in Mass Incarceration,” 8 Sociology Compass ___ (forthcoming 2015). *Peer Reviewed*

“All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Hip-Hop: Hip Hop’s Role in Teaching Communication Skills,” 9 Communication Currents (invited submission) (Aug. 2014), available at *Peer Reviewed* 

    — cited in Matthew C. Maddex, “Raptivism: The Act of Hip Hop’s Counterpublic Sphere Forming into a Social Movement to Seize Its Political Opportunities” (2014) (unpublished dissertation, Department of Communication, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

“Using Hip-Hop Music and Music Videos to Teach Aristotle’s Three Proofs,” 28 Communication Teacher 165-169 (2014). *Peer Reviewed*

“The Racialism and Erasure of Academic Freedom,” 9 Florida International University Law Review 73-74 (2014).

“Ontologies of Death: Being towards death in Tupac’s oeuvre and the criminal justice system,” Papers of the 2012 Tupac Amaru Shakur Collection Conference: Hip Hop, Education & Expanding the Archival Imagination 32-37 (2013).  *Peer Reviewed*

“Spirit Injury: Expanding the Discussion,” 83 Proceedings of the Georgia Communication Association 26-31 (2013).  *Peer Reviewed*

“A Working Paper on The Mask of Law: Montoya’s Mask and the Un/Masking of Legal Discourse” Harvard Journal of Law & Gender (Mar. 2013), available at

“Social Justice in Turbulent Times: Critical Race Theory and Occupy Wall Street” 69 National Lawyers Guild Review 225-238 (2012) (invited submission) *Peer Reviewed*

    — cited in Sarah Heck, “Space, Politics and Occupy Wall Street,” (2014) (unpublished masters thesis, Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia)
    — cited in Janine Young Kim, “Postracialism: Race After Exclusion,” 17 Lewis & Clark Law Review 1063-1139 (2013)

“Book Review: The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander,” 91 Texas Law Review Dicta 1-6 (2012), available at 

“Hip-Hop’s Corporate Cypher: Collaboration and the Entrepreneurial Ethic of Hip-Hop,” to be published in Hip Hop and the Law: The Key Writings that Started the Movement, eds. andre douglas pond cummings, Donald F. Tibbs, Pamela Bridgewater (forthcoming 2013)

“Conversations with the Law: Irony, Hyperbole and Identity Politics or Sake Pase?  Wyclef Jean, Shottas, and Haitian Jack: A Hip-Hop Creole Fusion of Rhetorical Resistance to the Law,” 34 Oklahoma City University Law Review 455-513 (2009)

     — reprinted in Hip Hop and the Law: The Key Writings that Started the Movement, eds. andre douglas pond cummings, Donald F. Tibbs, Pamela Bridgewater (forthcoming 2013)
    — cited in Jan Smits, Steven Iseger, Andrei Ernst, and Nida Riaz, “If You Shoot My Dog, I’ma Shoot Yo’ Cat: An Inquiry into the Principles of Hip-Hop Law,” 62 Ars Aequi 99-108 (2013)
    — reprinted in Unionist Popular Culture and Rolls of Honour in the North of Ireland During the First World War and Other Diverse Essays, ed. Nanette Norris (Lewistown, NY: Edwin Mellon Press) (2012)
    — cited in andre douglas pond cummings, “A Furious Kinship: Critical Race Theory and the Hip-Hop Nation,” 48 University of Louisville Law Review 499-577 (2010)
    — cited in Mark H. DeAngelis, Rock ‘N’ Role ‘N’ Legal Reasoning: How Popular Music Iluustrates the Common Law, 41 Academic Legal Studies in Business National Proceedings ___.

“Regionalism, the Supreme Court, and Governance: Healing Problems that Know No Bounds,” 8 Howard Scroll Social Justice Law Review 21-55 (2006)

Terrorism and International Law

“Unexpected Insights into Terrorism and National Security Law Through Children’s Literature: Reading The Butter Battle Book as Monstrosity,” 3 British Journal of American Legal Studies 511-531 (2014) *Peer Reviewed*

“On the Language of (Counter)Terrorism and the Legal Geography of Terror,” 48 Willamette Law Review 317-341 (2012) (lead article)

    — cited in Sandra Walklate & Gabe Mythen, Contradictions of Terrorism: Security, Risk and Resilience (Routledge 2015)
    — cited in Gabriel Mythen, Understanding the Risk Society: Crime, Security and Justice (Palgrave Macmillan 2014)
    — cited in Edward Heath Robinson, The Distinction Between State and Government, 7/8 Geography Compass 556-566 (2013)
    — cited in Danielle C. Jefferis, Battlefield Borders, Threat Rhetoric, and the Militarization of State and Local Law Enforcement, 3 National Security Law Brief 37-73 (2013)
     — cited in Karim Bahgat and Richard M. Medina, “An Overview of Geographical Perspectives on Terrorism Research,” 7 Perspectives on Terrorism 38-72 (2013)
    — cited in Madelaine Christine Jacobs, “Assimilation through Incarceration: The Geographic Imposition of Canadian Indigenous Peoples,” (2012) (unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of Geography, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)
    — cited in Don Anton, 1.2 Anton’s Weekly Digest of International Law Scholarship 1-113 (Sept. 15, 2011)

“The Ghost in the Global War on Terror: Critical Perspectives and Dangerous Implications for National Security and the Law,” 3 Drexel Law Review 561-582 (2011)

   — cited in Galina Razumovsky, “Student Note: Why Unleasing Military FOrce Against Terrorism is Illegal, Immoral, and Just Plain Dumb,” 38 Suffolk Transnational Law Review 141-178 (2015)
   — cited in Sudha Setty, “Targeted Killings and the Interest Convergence Dilemma,” 36 Western New England Law Review 169-193 (2014)
   — cited in Saby Ghoshray, “Domestic Surveillance Via Drones: Looking Through the Lens of the Fourth Amendment,” 33 Northern Illinois Law Review 579-600 (2013)
   — cited in Danielle C. Jefferis, “Battlefield Borders, Threat Rhetoric, and the Militarization of State and Local Law Enforcement,” 3 National Security Law Brief 37-73 (2013)
     — cited in Doulas A. Behrens, “Shearson v. Unites States Department of Homeland Security: The Sixth Circuit Exempts National Security from the Privacy Act,” 5 American University Legislative & Policy Brief 5-31 (2013)
    — cited in Suddha Setty, “National Security Interest Convergence,” 4 Harvard National Security Journal 185- 230 (2012)
    — cited in Jaouad El Habbouch, From National Belonging to Ethnic and Racial Exclusion, Morocco World News, Jan. 14, 2003, available at
     — cited in Ogunrotifa Ayodeji Bayo, “Putting Historical Materialism into Terrorism Studies, ” 4 International Journal of Current Research 227-237 (2012)
    — cited in Beau D. Barnes, “Student Note: Confronting the One-Man Wolf Pack: Adapting Law Enforcement and Prosecution Responses to the Threat of Lone Wolf Terrorism,” 92 Boston University Law Review 1613-1662 (2012)
    — cited in Jonathan C. Augustine & Roslyn Satchel Augustine, “Religion, Race, and the Fourth Estate: Xenophobia in the Media Ten Years After 9/11,” 1 Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, & Social Justice 1-58 (2012) (lead essay)
    — cited in Saby Ghoshray, “Privacy Distortion for Reinterpreting the Third-Party Doctrine of the Fourth Amendment,” 13 Florida Coastal Law Review 33-84 (2011)
    — cited in Don Anton, 2.35-36 Anton’s Weekly Digest International Law Scholarship 1-54 (Nov. 19, 2010)

“A Whale of a Tale: Postcolonialism, Critical Theory, and Deconstruction: Revisiting the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling Through a Socio-legal Perspective,” 12 New York City Law Review 29-53 (2008)

    — cited in “Recent Journal Literature,” 40 Environmental Law Reporter 11024-11025 (2010)

“Canada and Russia in the North Pole: Cooperation, Conflict, and Canadian Identity in the Interpretation of the Arctic Region,” 8.1 Crossroads 93-109 (2008)

   — cited in Marlene LaRuelle, Russia’s Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North (M. E. Sharpe 2013)
   — cited in Michael G. Oberneyer, Thaw at the North Pole — Potential for Conflict Challenges and Opportunities for Stability and Governance in the Arctic Region, 2013 Royal College of Defence Studies Seaford House Papers (2013)
    — cited in Christopher Humrich and Klaus Dieter Wolf, From Meltdown to Showdown? Challenges and options for governance in the Arctic,  Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, PRIF Rep. 113 (2012)
    — cited in Phillippe Genest, La Construction de l’idee de law Souverainte Territoriale par le Discours Politique: Etude de cas du governement du Candada par rapport a l’Artique (2011) (unpublished masters thesis, Quebec Institute of International Studies, Universite Laval, Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada)

“’This Woman’s Work’ in a ‘Man’s World’: A Feminist Analysis of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002,” 28 Whittier Law Review 709-739 (2006)

    — cited in Ying Chen, Trade, Food Security and Human Rights: The Rules for International Trade in Agricultural Products and the Evolving World Food Crisis (Ashgate 2014) 
    — cited in Ivan Turnipseed, Adriel Hilton, & Edward Summers, Embracing Diversity and Avoiding ACRASH by Calling Spades, Progressive Syntaxes, and Affirming Actions, 12 International Journal of Community Diversity 1-18 (2013)
    — cited in Phoenix X. Cai, Think Big and Ignore the Law: U.S. Corn and Ethanol Subsidies and WTO Law, 40 Georgetown Journal of International Law 865-917 (2009)
    — cited in Guadalupe T. Luna, “‘Women in Blue Jeans:’ Connecting the Past with Agricultural Transformations in the Present,” 23 Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society 313-345 (2008)
    — cited in Brett Cattani, “2006 Animal Law-Related Article,” 13 Animal Law Review 329-341 (2006)

Theory and History

“Must We All Be Beholden to Peer Review? On the Advantages and Disadvantages of the Law Review Model for Rhetorical Scholarship,” 15 Review of Communication 102 (2015). *Peer Reviewed*

“Reassessing Corporate Personhood in the Wake of Occupy Wall Street” 22 Widener Law Journal 611-685 (2013)

     — cited in Vanessa Diaz, “Educacion y el Estado Corporativo: El sistema como una herramienta para la desaparcion de la democracia esadounidense,”  (2014) (unpublished masters thesis, Graduate School of Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain)
     — cited in Amy Kedron, “Stock Symbols, Street Signs and Other Color Lines: Capital and Subjectivity in the New Dual Economy,” 23 Southwestern Law Review 629-649 (2014)

Žižek/Questions/Failing,” 47 Willamette Law Review 287-325 (2011)

    — cited in Abdol Hossein Joodaki, Subjectivization, Identification, and Act: Birth Submission, and Re-Birth of Subjects in a Symbolic Order,” 4 International Journal of Asian Social Science 912-923 (2014)
    — cited in Yasser Jafari and Shahram Afrougheh, “Biblical legalization in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale: A Zizekian Approach to the Theory of Ideology,” 6 International Research Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences 386-391 (2013)
    — cited in Abdol Hossein Joodaki, Shahram Afrougheh, and Yasser Jafari, “Ego-Ideals and Sublime Objects of Ideology: A Study of Symbolic Identification in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale,” 3 International Journal of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics World 42-54 (2013)
    — cited in Daniel J. Connell, “Hypermasculinity and the Hero in Comic Book Fiction: This Is It” (2010) (unpublished doctoral dissertation, Department of English, Brunel University, Uxbridge, London, United Kingdom)

“Amos Lee’s ‘Street Corner Preacher’ through Michel Foucault’s Critique of Scientific Knowledge: A Critique of Legal Knowledge” 4 the crit: critical legal studies journal 1-30 (2011) (lead article)

“Atlantean Prose and the Search for Democracy,” 2 the crit: critical legal studies journal 130-153 (2009)


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