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Regina Bradley

Kennesaw State University
Regina N. Bradley, Ph.D is a part-time Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Kennesaw State University. She earned her doctorate in African American Literature from Florida State University, a masters in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University Bloomington, and bachelors degree in English from Albany State University (GA). Bradley writes about post-Civil Rights African American literature, the contemporary U.S. South, pop culture, race and sound, and Hip Hop. She is also the founder of Outkasted Conversations, a critical dialogue series that explores the impact of hip hop duo Outkast on popular culture. Bradley’s current book project, Within and Without, explores how critical hip hop (culture) sensibilities can be used to navigate race and identity politics in this supposedly postracial moment of American history. She has published extensively on popular culture and race, including a chapter on Kanye West’s sonic cosmopolitanism inThe Cultural Impact of Kanye West and a forthcoming article titled “Edward P. Jones’ The Known World and the Hip Hop Imagination” inSouthern Literary Journal. Bradley’s public scholarship has been featured on For Harriet, Ebony, AllHipHop, and NewsOne. Also known as Red Clay Scholar, a nod to her Georgia upbringing, Regina maintains a critically acclaimed blog and personal website –www.redclayscholar.com.