Magnolia Fresh is run by me, Robert L. Reece. I am a PhD student in sociology at Duke University where I take an intersectional critical race approach to research on the American South, black popular culture, gender/sex/sexuality, and digital technology. I am a part of Still Furious and Brave, a blogging collective of scholar-activists that focuses on issues that rest at the intersections of race, region, and feminism.
I’m from Leland, MS, a small town in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, and obtained BA and MA degrees in sociology from The University of Mississippi. I’ve organized or co-organized forums about masculinity and sexual assault, blackness in the 21st century, Mississippi’s Personhood Act, and the contemporary social movements with co-founder Bobby Seale. I collect black art, Black Panther Party memorabilia, black superhero comics Legos, and consider myself a connoisseur of southern rap.