Political Science

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Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey

Political Science

Bailey-Bonnette, Lakeyta Dr. Lakeyta Bonnette—Bailey (2004) is Associate Professor of Political Science 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 completed her undergraduate studies at Winthrop University where she attended the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute at Duke University and the Ralph  Bunche Summer Humanities Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dr. Bonnette completed her doctoral degree in the Department of Political Science at The Ohio State University. While there she began initiatives such as the "Hip-Hop: Behind the Music Conference", ˜Sisters for Success', and served as the President of The Black Graduate and Professional Student Caucus.

Dr. Bonnette currently teaches classes on American government, Black women and politics, Black political behavior, Black politics, Hip-Hop and politics and popular culture and politics. Dr. Bonnette-Bailey has completed numerous research projects and presented various papers in her field of study on topics including the political effects of rap music, black ideology and political rap music, the black church, black women, and Black Nationalist views, including her 2015 book with the University of Pennsylvania Press, Pulse of the People: Rap Music and Black Political Attitudes, which she presented at a Book Talk at Winthrop University on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:00pm in Dina's Place!