Regina N. Bradley, Ph.D

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Gender Female
Industry Education
Occupation Contemporary African American Expressive Cultures Scholar
Location United States
Introduction My expertise and research interests include hip hop culture, race and the U.S. South, and race and sound studies. My current book project is an analysis of how we can use what I theorize as critical hip hop sensibilities – hip hop as a site of engagement with race and identity – to navigate the social-cultural complexities of what is deemed postracial America. Two peer reviewed articles are forthcoming: “Conceptualizing Hip Hop Sonic Cool Pose in Late 20th and 21st Century Rap Music” in Current Musicology and “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.?: the Messy Organic Intellectualism of Tupac Shakur” in the Journal of Hip Hop Studies. Examples of my public scholarship can also be found at Sounding Out!, NewsOne, and PopMatters. For all inquiries:
Interests Literature, Hip Hop Studies, Black Popular Culture Studies, Race and Sound, Race and the U.S. South
Favorite Music Goodie Mo-B, OutKast, UGK, 8Ball and MJG, Field Mob, Luda, B.O.B., T.I. Jay-Z, 50 (OLD, I-really-want-it 50), The Roots, Kanye West, Cameo, Gap Band, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Ideal, and Creed (I blame the ex. I love me some Creed lol). No Gucci Mane or OJ Da Juiceman. Ugh.
Favorite Books I Am Not Sidney Poitier, Race Music, Soul Babies, When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, Long Division, The White Boy Shuffle, Bloodline, Black No More, Erasure, The Prison Notebooks