Writing in Color: March

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Join us to celebrate the release of Dr. Regina N. Bradley’s new book, Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South. Dr. Bradley will read from her new book, as well as join in a panel discussion with Steven Dunn and André O. Hoilette.

Dr. Regina N. Bradley is an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow (Harvard University, Spring 2016), Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University, and co-host of the critically acclaimed southern hip hop podcast Bottom of the Map. Dr. Bradley is one of the foremost authorities on contemporary Black culture in the American South. Her expertise and research interests include post-Civil Rights African American literature, hip hop culture, race and the contemporary U.S. South, and sound studies. Dr. Bradley earned a BA in English from Albany State University in Georgia, an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and a PhD in African American Literature from Florida State University.

Dr. Bradley is the author of Chronicling Stankonia: the Rise of the Hip-Hop South. Her book explores how Atlanta, Georgia hip hop duo OutKast influences the culture of the Black American South in the long shadow of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Bradley is also the editor of a collection of essays about OutKast for the University of Georgia Press titled An OutKast Reader.

A prominent public voice and leading scholar on southern hip hop culture, Dr. Bradley's work has been featured on a range of news media outlets including Washington Post, NPR, and Atlanta Journal Constitution. Additionally, In May, 2017 Dr. Bradley delivered a TEDx talk, "The Mountaintop Ain't Flat," about the significance of hip hop in bridging the American Black South to the present and future.

Dr. Bradley can be reached via Twitter (@redclayscholar) or through her website, www.redclayscholar.com.

Steven Dunn is the author of the novels Potted Meat (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2016) and water & power (Tarpaulin Sky 2018) He was born and raised in West Virginia, and after 10 years in the Navy, he earned a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Denver. He teaches Creative Writing at Regis University’s Mile High MFA.

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Mar 19, 2021 5:30pm - 7:30pm