Shanita Hubbard

Instructor - Freelance Tradecraft
Fellowship in Global Journalism


Shanita Hubbard is the Chair of the Freelance Task Force for the National Association of Black Journalists. She is passionate about amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.  Her passion for amplifying typically muted voices stems from a personal understanding of how families of color are disproportionally impacted by mass incarceration. This passion has been translated into action in the form of a justice-centered career and education. After receiving a MSCJ, Shanita created a career reflective of her life passions. From working as a Therapist to a Project Director, and currently an Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Journalist, and Speaker, Shanita continues to find ways to champion marginalized communities. Her work is published in the NYT, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Huffington Post, ESSENCE and other publications. Shanita is the author of the upcoming book Miseducation: A Woman’s Guide to Hip-Hop and she’s a 2020 James Baldwin Fellow.