Blume Oeur, Freeden. 2018. Black Boys Apart: Racial Uplift and Respectability in All-Male Public Schools Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. [Book website] [Manifold]

Morris, Edward, and Freeden Blume Oeur, eds. 2017. Unmasking Masculinities: Men and Society. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Blume Oeur, Freeden. 2020. “Fever Dreams: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Racial Trauma of COVID-19 and Lynching.” Ethnic and Racial Studies. Special Issue: “Race and Ethnicity in Pandemic Times.” Online First.

Oeur, Freeden. 2017. “The Respectable Brotherhood: Young Black Men in an All-Boys Charter High School.” Sociological Perspectives 60(6):1063-1081.

Oeur, Freeden. 2016. “Recognizing Dignity: Young Black Men Growing Up in an Era of Surveillance.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 2:1-15.

Mayrl, Damon, and Freeden Oeur. 2009. “Religion and Higher Education: Current Knowledge and Directions for Future Research.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48(2):260-275.

Book Chapters

Oeur, Freeden. 2014. “It’s Not How Regular Boys Are Supposed to Act: The Nonnormative Sexual Practices of Black Boys in All-Male Public Schools.” Pp. 357-369 in The Handbook of Gender and Sexualities in Education, edited by D. Carlson and E. Meyer. New York: Peter Lang.

Editorials & Essays

Blume Oeur, Freeden. 2018. “How Education Reform Principles Focused on Reform, Resilience, and Respectability Can Harm Black Schoolboys.” Scholars Strategy Network. September 27.

Oeur, Freeden. 2013. “Single-sex Schooling Can Empower Black Boys.” October 18.

Oeur, Freeden. 2013. “Time to Bloom.” Contexts 12(1):22. Invited submission for “The Hearts of Boys” Viewpoints symposium. (With Niobe Way, C.J. Pascoe, Mark McCormack, and Amy Schalet.) (Link to full symposium.)

Oeur, Freeden. 2009. “Authenticating Sincerity in Hip-Hop.” Naked Punch 11:7-11.

Book Reviews

Blume Oeur, Freeden. 2018. Review of The Man-Not: Race, Class, Genre, and the Dilemmas of Black Manhood by Tommy J. Curry (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2017). Men and Masculinities 21(4):572-574.

Blume Oeur, Freeden. 2018. Review of Buttoned Up: Clothing, Conformity, and White-Collar Masculinity by Erynn Masi de Casanova (Ithaca, NY: ILR Press, 2015). International Journal of Comparative Sociology 59(2):167-169.

Oeur, Freeden. 2014. Review of Learning the Hard Way: Masculinity, Place, and the Gender Gap in Education by Edward Morris (Rutgers University Press, 2012). Social Forces 94(2):e54.

Oeur, Freeden. 2013. Joint review of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys by Victor Rios (New York: New York University Press, 2011) and Hidden Truth: Young Men Navigating Lives In and Out of Juvenile Prison by Adam Reich (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010). Men and Masculinities 16:371-373.

Oeur, Freeden. 2010. Review of Between Good and Ghetto: African American Girls and Inner-City Violence by Nikki Jones (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009). Berkeley Journal of Sociology 54:124-127.