Join Dr. Regina Bradley as she discusses her personal experiences growing up in the South, and the influence of hip hop. A leading scholar on contemporary southern Black life and hip hop culture, Bradley's work has been featured on a range of media outlets including Netflix’s hip hop docuseries Hip-Hop Evolution, The Washington Post, NPR, and Atlanta Journal Constitution. In May 2017, she 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.
Bradley, Associate Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University, is an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow (Hutchins Center, Harvard University, Spring 2016), faculty editor for Southern Cultures journal, and co-host of the critically acclaimed southern hip hop podcast Bottom of the Map with music journalist Christina Lee. She is the author of Chronicling Stankonia: the Rise of the Hip-Hop South that explores how Atlanta hip hop duo OutKast and hip hop influences the culture of the Black American South in the long shadow of the Civil Rights Movement.
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