Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University
Oneka LaBennett is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Cornell University. She is the author of She’s Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn, and co-editor of Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century. In addition to her contributions to academic journals and edited volumes, LaBennett has published Op-eds in Ms. Magazine and in The Huffington Post. Her Op-ed, “How Does Nicki Minaj Influence Black Girls? Ask Them,” was quoted in the April 2013 issue of Elle Magazine.