Georgia Southern University will host a virtual discussion with acclaimed author, professor and hip-hop scholar Regina N. Bradley, Ph.D., on March 4 at 6 p.m. The event, sponsored by the Department of Literature, is open to the public.

Bradley, a Harvard University Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow alumna and assistant professor of English and African Diaspora Studies at Kennesaw State University, will discuss her 2021 book, Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South, which 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. Bradley’s expertise and research interests, which include post-Civil Rights African American literature, hip-hop culture, race and the contemporary U.S. South, and sound studies, have been featured on NPR and in USA Today and The Washington Post, among other outlets.