A native of Columbia, SC, Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey, is a Political Science professor at Georgia State University. Her research interests include popular culture, political behavior, black women and politics, political attitudes, African-American politics, political psychology and public opinion.
Dr. Bonnette-Bailey has researched numerous topics in her field of study, including the political effects of rap music, Black ideology and political rap music, political attitudes, racial attitudes and Black women. Her latest book, Pulse of the People: Rap Music and Black Political Attitudes, was published in 2015 (University of Pennsylvania Press).
In March 2018, she has garnered a prestigious Du Bois Fellowship from the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute at Harvard University, a fellowship aimed at supporting scholars researching a wide variety of fields related to African and African American Studies.