2019 (in press) This is not a grass skirt: on fibre skirts (liku) and female tattooing (veiqia) in 19th century Fiji. Leiden: Sidestone Press (86,000 words monograph).
2017 'A sheet of the Daily Mail: Barkcloth aprons in the Kamoro region of Papua.' In Charleux, M.Tapa (ed.), Tapa: From Tree Bark to Cloth, an Ancient Art of Oceania, from Southeast Asia to Eastern Polynesia, Paris.
2015 Trophies, relics and curios? Missionary heritage from Africa and the Pacific, ed. by K. Jacobs, C. Knowles & C. Wingfield. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 220 pages (see https://www.sidestone.com/books/trophies-relics-and-curios).
2014. ‘Inscribing missionary impact in Central Polynesia: Mapping the George Bennet Collection.’ The Journal of the History of Collections 26 (2): 263-276.
2013. ‘Beaten drums: a Kamoro carver’s perspective’, in L. Bolton et al. (eds.), Melanesia: Art and Encounter, pp. 166-172. London: British Museum Press.
2012. Collecting Kamoro: Objects, Encounters and Representation on the Southwest Coast of Papua. Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde 40. Leiden: Sidestone Press and National Museum of Ethnology. (see: http://www.sidestone.com/library/collecting-kamoro)
2011. ‘Transacting Creations: the Kamoro Arts Festival (1998-2006) in Papua.’ The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 12(4): 363-382.
2009. Editor. Encounters with Polynesia. Exhibiting the past in the present, special issue of The Journal of Museum Ethnography, no. 21.
2009. ‘Artists in residence: Polynesian engagement with the past’, in K. Jacobs (ed.), Encounters with Polynesia. Exhibiting the past in the present, special issue of The Journal of Museum Ethnography 21: 112-126.
2008. ‘United Colors of Papua’: Kamoro arts and cultural appropriation’, in J. Harris (ed.), Identity theft. Cultural colonisation, contemporary art, pp. 175-96. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.
2008. ‘Kunst van Polynesië/Art de la Polynésie’, in F. Herreman (ed.), Oceanië/Océanie, pp. 123-41. Brussel: Mercatorfonds.
2007. ‘Kamoro Kakuru: the Kamoro Festival in Pigapu village, Papua’, in K. Stevenson & V. Lee-Webb (eds.), Re-presenting Pacific Art, pp. 91-110. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press.
2006. ‘Collectors, dealers and institutions’, in S. Hooper, Pacific Encounters. Art and divinity in Polynesia 1760-1860, pp. 270-74. London: British Museum Press.
Hooper, Steven, Karen Jacobs, Maia Jessop [Nuku] and George Nuku. 2012. ‘Encounters with Polynesia in Britain: Art, Ancestors, Artists and Curators’ in Museum Anthropology 35 (1) : 10-22.