BOOKS
"Book of the Month," The Georgia Informer, March 2007 
Choice Books' "Outstanding Academic Titles, 2008” 

 

Eastern Book Company's  “Outstanding Academic Titles, Humanities, 2008”

Amanda Smith, "Richardson Pens Groundbreaking 
Book Addressing Black Masculinity"
Talks on Black Masculinity and the U.S. South:
University of California, Davis, March 7, 2007   
Troy University,  February 15, 2007
New Book:  Now completing "Emancipation's Daughters:   Re-Imagining the National Body and Black Femininity Beyond Aunt Jemima" 
Previews:  
"Rosa Parks @ 100," February 7, 2013, Cornell University

OP-ED

2015    “Can We Please, Finally, Get Rid of ‘Aunt Jemima’?” “Room for Debate.”  New York Times.  June 24, 2015

           

2017     “Seen and Not Heard:  Black Women’s Voices Matter.”  HuffPost.  April 10, 20177

           

2017   “Bill Cosby’s Trial and Error.”  HuffPost.  July 20, 2017

2017   William Bradford Huie’s The Klansman 50 Years Later and the Birth of Donald Trump.”  Public Books.  August, 2017 

           

2017   “Forgetting Farrah.”  HuffPost.  December 31, 2017

           

"Typically, people of African descent, including black women, have been excluded from the prevailing national narratives in the U.S., along with notions of citizenship and democracy.  Their national iconicity has often been linked to stereotypes, including the ubiquitous example of Aunt Jemima.  However, my study examines how consistently black women have challenged and helped to expand exclusionary definitions of the national body by considering figures across its 5 chapters such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Condoleezza Rice, and Michelle Obama, along with Beyoncé in the conclusion. This study contributes to African American literary criticism and black feminist criticism, along with fields such as Southern studies, black/Africana studies, gender studies, and American studies.  Work from this book project was foundational for developing the op-ed piece on Aunt Jemima that I was invited to write for the New York Times in 2015." 

 

-Riché Richardson

INTERVIEWS

2017     Interview.  “Pop Culture in the College Classroom.”  By Nicole Poitras.  Emerson College.  WERS  SoundcloudOctober 2017

 

2016    Emerging Scholars Organization. Spotlight on Southernist Scholars Initiative.  Society for the  Study of Southern Literature. By Kelly Vines.  November, 2016

2014    “Politics and Race in 2015.”  Morning Newswatch.  WHCU 95.9 FM.  By Lee Rayburn.  November, 2014

2013     “Interview with Trudier Harris and Riché Richardson.”  Society for the Study of Southern Literature Newsletter.  By David Davis.  November, 2013  

2013    “Rosa Parks@100.”  TransAtlantica:  American Studies Journal.  By Géraldine Chouard and Anne Crémieux.  February, 2013

2009    “Levez la main et dites ouallah!”  The Bondy Blog. Por Nadine Nabili.  January, 2009

2005    “Southern Identity/Prophets of the Hood.”  The State of Things, UNC-NPR.  By Gail Harris.  March, 2005

 

EDITING

                       

2018-        The New Southern Studies.  University press book series

2005-18   Co-Editor.   The New Southern Studies.  University press book series.  The University of Georgia Press (22 academic manuscripts published, including several award-winning titles)

 

Riché Richardson’s research has mainly focused on two questions:  the status of the South in the United States in shaping race and gender, and the status of the region in shaping the African American and American as categories, along with masculinity and femininity.  In addition, it has examined the global and Hemispheric impact of the U.S. South.  Her research project, which she has primarily established through her first two book manuscripts, is grounded in gender studies in its emphasis on masculinities and femininities and explores the nationalization of ideologies of race and gender with origins in the South.  It has examined topics from the legacy of Rosa Parks to the dirty South rap genre in hip hop.  The body of academic essays that she has produced and continues to develop builds upon the primary concerns of this research project and explores multiple topics of interest, including black feminism, along with studies of masculinity and sexuality, popular culture (including television, film studies, Oprah studies and Beyoncé studies) art, and literary studies.  In some cases, Richardson’s teaching in the classroom is informed by her research, which she also shares by regularly participating on panels at professional conferences and symposia. 

JOURNAL ESSAYS

2016   “The Eight Debate:  The Hottentot, the Handmaid and the Octomom.”  Labrys. 29 (2016). 

2015    “From the 'Summer of Faulkner' to Oprah's Obama:  What We Can Learn from Joe Christmas and Miss Jane Pittman."  “The Summer of Faulkner:  Oprah’s Book Club, William Faulkner, and 21st Century

America.”  Ed. Jaime Harker, Jay Watson, and Cecilia Konchar Farr.  The Mississippi Quarterly 3(2013):  459-486.  

 

2014    "'The Bed Intruder' -News Video Goes Viral:  Antoine Dodson as Internet Celebrity and Commodity." “On Gender and Sexuality.”  Ed. Amber Johnson.  Technoculture:  An Online Journal of Technology in    Society 4(2014). (online) 

 

2014      “Monumentalizing Mary McLeod Bethune and Rosa Parks in the Post-Civil Rights Era.”  “The Genius of Black Women:  One Hundred Years of Triumph.”  Ed. Darlene Clark Hine and Paula Giddings.  Phillis:   The Journal for Research on African American Women  2:1 (2014):  23-30. 
 

2013    “Framing Rosa Parks in Reel Time.”  Southern Quarterly 4(2013):  54-65.   

 

2012     “Push, Precious and New Narratives of Slavery and Harlem.”  Black Camera 4 (2012):  161-180.

 

2010     “Kara Walker’s Old South and New Terrors.”  NKA:  Journal of Contemporary African Art 25(2009):   48-59. 

 

2009     “Binding Nations through Art Quilts and a Trip to the U.S. Embassy in France as a Cultural Envoy.”   TransAtlantica:  American Studies Journal  2 (2009). (online) 

 

2007     “Madame Kara Walker:  Notre Artiste.”  TransAtlantica:  American Studies Journal  2(2007). (online)

2007     “Southern Horrors, Global Terrors.”  Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire 7(2007):  128-39. 

 

2006      “The U.S. South and the World.”  American Literature 78 (2006):  722-24. 

 

2005    "The Geography of Black Masculinity and Charles Fuller’s Southern Specter."  American Literature 77(2005):  7-32.

 

2004    "'A House Set Off from the Rest':  Ralph Ellison's Rural Geography."  Forum for Modern Language Studies 40 (2004):  126-144.

 

2004    “Southern Turns.”  The Mississippi Quarterly 56 (2003):  555-577.

 

2003    "'The Birth of a Nation 'Hood':  Lessons from Thomas Dixon and D.W. Griffith to William Bradford Huie   and The Klansman, O.J. Simpson's First Movie."  The Mississippi Quarterly 56 (2002-03):  3-31.

 

ESSAYS IN BOOKS 

2019     “The Truth Sleuth:  The Detective Journalism of William Bradford Huie and Thulani Davis’s Everybody’s Ruby.”  Detecting the South:  The Intersections of Film Noir, the Detective Genre and the   Southern Imaginary, Ed. Deborah Barker.  (Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State University Press) (forthcoming)

 

2018     Foreword.  He Slew the Dreamer by William Bradford Huie.  (Jackson:  University Press of Mississippi, 2018)

 

2017     “’A Little Bit Too Much Africa for Me’:  Steve Harvey, Black Sexuality and the Global South in Still    Trippin’.”  Sex and Sexuality in the Recent South, Ed., Trent Watts (Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State   University Press)

2017     “’A Little Bit Too Much Africa for Me’:  Steve Harvey, Black Sexuality and the Global South in Still Trippin’.”  Sex and Sexuality in the Recent South, Ed., Trent Watts (Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State   University Press)

 

2016    “From ‘My Old Man’ to Race Men in Quicksand.”  Approaches to Teaching Nella Larsen, Ed. Jacquelyn  Y. McLendon.  Modern Language Association of America, 2016

 

2016    “Romance/Abjection.”  Critical Terms for Southern Studies.  Ed., Scott Romine and Jennifer Greeson (Athens:  University of Georgia Press , 2016)

 

2015    “Artistically Re-Creating and Re-Imagining Mammy, Rhett and Scarlett.”  New Approaches to Gone with the Wind.”  Ed. Andy Crank.  (Baton Rouge:  Louisiana State University Press, 2015) 

 

2015    “E-Raced:  Trayvon, Twitter and Touré.”  The Trouble with Postblackness.  Ed. Houston A. Baker Jr. and Merinda Simmons (New York:  Columbia University Press, 2015), 93-109

2014  “Oprah’s Faulkner.”  Ed. Peter Lurie and Ann J. Abadie.  Faulkner and Film (Jackson:  University Press of Mississippi, 2014), 120-145 

      

2013    “Remodeling the Black Family in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”  The Tyler Perry Reader.   Ed. Ronald Lee Jackson and Jamel Bell. (New York:  Routledge, 2013), 288-299 

 

2011     Postscript.  “Black Masculinity and New Precedents.”  Fathers, Preachers, Rebels, Men:  Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature.  Ed. Peter Caster and Tim Buckrest (Cleveland:  The Ohio State University Press, 2011), 246-254

 

2011    “'Mammy’s Mules and the Rules of Marriage in Gone with the Wind.”  American Cinema and the Southern Imaginary.  Ed. Kathryn McKee and Deborah Barker (Athens:  University of Georgia Press,

 2011), 52-78

"Hattie McDaniel's Legacy and the Rules and Mules of Marriage in Gone with the Wind," March 24, 2009, Cornell University