Publications

Book Publications

OllieThe Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers. University of Illinois Press. (2013).

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation. University Press of Mississippi. (2012).

Scholarly Publications

Brian Dolinar, Book Review. The Other Blacklist: The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s by Mary Helen Washington. The Black Scholar. (April 2016).

Brian Dolinar, “Radicals on Relief: Black Chicago Writers and the WPA.” American Communist History. (April 2015).

Brian Dolinar, Book Review. Wrestling With the Left: The Making of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by Barbara Foley. African American Review. (Winter 2011).

“Richard Wright on Relief: The Illinois Writers’ Project Essays (1935-1937): Introduction.”
The Southern Quarterly. (Winter 2009).

“Langston Hughes in the New American Century.” Langston Hughes Review. Official Publication of the Langston Hughes Society. (Fall 2006).

Popular WritingPete Seeger action

“Folklorist of Black America: The Lawrence Gellert Story.” Against The Current. (January/February 2015).

“Pete Seeger’s 1958 Visit to U of I Amidst the Red Scare.” Smile Politely. (April 30, 2014).

“Chicago’s Renaissance Woman: Margaret Burroughs.” Against The Current. (May/June 2011).

“Long Before ‘Boondocks’.” Book Review. Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein. Against the Current. (January/February 2009).

Journalism

“Orange Crush: The Rise of Tactical Teams in Prison.” Truthout. (January 2, 2017).

“Prison Boycott in Illinois Targets Costs of Incarceration.” Truthout. (June 22, 2016).

“Despite Stated Aims, Obama’s New ICE Policy Targets Immigrants for Minor Offenses.” Truthout. (February 12, 2016).money-jail

“Children With Incarcerated Parents Played Key Role in Phone Justice Victory.” Truthout. (October 28, 2015).

“Confronting Mass Incarceration in the Heart of a Red State.” Truthout. (April 29, 2015).

“Follow the Money: Invisible Investors Seek Big Bucks in Mass Incarceration.” Truthout. (April 8, 2015).

“‘Carceral Conglomerate’ Makes Millions From Incarcerated, Their Friends and Families.” Co-authored with James Kilgore. Truthout. (February 13, 2015).

“In the Koch Brothers’ Backyard.” Counterpunch. (September 5, 2014).

“The Banality of Police Militarization: How Champaign-Urbana Acquired Its MRAP.” Truthout. (August 26, 2014).

“How Privatization Destroyed an Illinois Jail’s Award-winning Suicide Prevention Program.” Prison Legal News. (September 2013).

“Why Does Sheriff of Small Midwestern College Town Need a Drone?” Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. (November 8, 2012).

“‘Secure Communities’” Program Adopted by Sheriff Terrorizing Local Immigrant Community.” Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center. (November 2, 2011).

“Why Was Kiwane Killed?” Socialist Worker. (October 20, 2009).

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