Who is Shanita Hubbard?
Shanita Hubbard is an acclaimed writer, American-based Journalism Instructor at the University of Toronto, chair of the Freelance Taskforce for the National Association of Black Journalists, Soros Fellow, and author of the upcoming book Miseducation: A Woman’s Guide to Hip-Hop. In 2020 she was awarded a prestigious LA Maison Baldwin Writer’s Residency Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to Black emerging writers who “are working in the Spirit of James Baldwin.” This is a fitting honor considering Hubbard uses her work to provoke meaningful change for historically marginalized communities. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, Pitchfork, ESSENCE, and a host of other publications. Hubbard’s writing has helped foster complex discourse around intracommunity sexual violence, abuse within the hip-hop community, and the complicated relationship between Black women and hip-hop. Accordingly, she was featured in the HBOMAX Documentary “On the Record” as an expert to provide commentary on the intersection of sexism and racism in America. Hubbard is also a speaker and consultant. Her recent consultation resulted in the hiring of a new EIC for VICE Media Group.
Hubbard is represented by LoTurco literary agency and the author of the upcoming book Miseducation: A Women’s Guide to Hip-Hop. Release date 8/2022 with Hachette Publishing