Regina Bradley

Dr. Regina N. Bradley is an alumna, Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow (Harvard University, Spring 2016) and an Assistant Professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. 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’s first academic book project focus on OutKast; her solo-authored book, Chronicling Stankonia: OutKast and the Rise of the Hip Hop South explores how Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast influences conversations about the Black American South after the Civil Rights Movement. Chronicling Stankonia stems from her critically acclaimed series OutKasted Conversations, a YouTube dialogue series about the impact of OutKast on popular culture. Dr. Bradley is also editing a collection of essays about OutKast for the University of Georgia Press.

In addition to her academic writing, Dr. Bradley's public scholarship is featured on a range of news media outlets including Washington Post, NPR, NewsOne, SoundingOut! and Creative Loafing Atlanta. Her first book of creative work, Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South, is a collection of short stories recently published by Peter Lang Press. Her short story Beautiful Ones is nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize in short fiction, and her other stories have been featured in Obsidian, Transition and Oxford American. She earned a B.A. in English from Albany State University (Ga.), an M.A. in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in African American Literature from Florida State University. Dr. Bradley can be reached via Twitter (@redclayscholar) or through her website,