"AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THAT G-A RED CLAY."
~ SMOKE, "GEORGIA"
Dr. Regina N. Bradley is a writer, scholar, and researcher of African American Life and Culture. She is an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow (Harvard University, Spring 2016) and an Assistant Professor of African American Literature at Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA.
Her expertise and research interests include hip hop culture, race and the contemporary U.S. South, and sound studies.
Dr. Bradley's current book-length project, Chronicling Stankonia: OutKast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South (under contract, UNC Press), explores how Atlanta, GA hip hop duo OutKast influences conversations about the Black American South after the Civil Rights Movement.
Her scholarship on popular culture and race is published or forthcoming in south: a scholarly journal, Meridians, Comedy Studies, ADA, Journal of Ethnic American Literature, Palimpsest, and Current Musicology. Additionally, Dr. Bradley's commentary is featured on a range of news media outlets including Washington Post, NPR, NewsOne, SoundingOut!, and Creative Loafing Atlanta.
She is the founder and host of Outkasted Conversations, a critically acclaimed dialogue series dedicated to thinking about the cultural and academic implications of the hip hop group OutKast. The project has been featured on Ebony, The New York Times, Musiqology, For Harriet, Huffington Post, and The Feminist Wire.
In addition to her scholarly work, Dr. Bradley is a critically acclaimed fiction writer. She is a Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop fellow and a Pushcart Prize nominee for her short story "Beautiful Ones." Dr. Bradley's first short story collection, Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South, is slated for release April, 2017. Her fiction is also featured in BOAAT, Transition, Obsidian, and Oxford American.