Hip-hop and gender are at the center of Dr. Regina Bradley’s talk, “‘SpottieOttie that Was Shawty’: Pleasure Politics in the Hip Hop South,” on Thursday, March 3, Multicultural Center.

Bradley’s talk will follow a 5:30 P.M. showing of the film Beyond Beats and Rhymes, a study of masculinity, violence, sexism, and homophobia within hip-hop music and culture.

“For our Women’s History Month keynoter, our goal was to find a speaker whose topic crosses disciplinary boundaries and sparks student interest.  We have found such a speaker in Dr. Regina Bradley and are most enthusiastic about her visit to UTC,” explained Dr. Marcia Noe, Professor and Coordinator, Women’s Studies.

Dr. Bradley is an assistant professor of African American literature at Armstrong University in Savannah, GA where she specializes in post-Civil Rights African American literature, pop culture, race, and sound. In addition to her chapter in The Cultural Impact of Kanye West, Bradley has articles published in south: a scholarly journal, ADA, Journal of Ethnic American Literature, and Current Musicology.

Interested in other events on campus celebrating Women’s History Month? Check out the Women’s History Month Speaker Series.

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