Culture Writer

Jeneé Osterheldt

Jeneé Osterheldt is a culture writer who covers identity and social justice through the lens of culture and the arts. Sometimes this means writing about Cardi B. and black womanhood. Sometimes this means expounding on the importance of athletes taking a knee.

She joined the Globe as a culture writer in 2018. A native of Alexandria, Va. and a graduate of Norfolk State University, Osterheldt was a 2017 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where her studies focused on the intersection of art and justice. She previously worked as a Kansas City Star culture columnist.

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COMMENTARY | Jeneé Osterheldt

Good black guys with guns get killed. White boys throwing up Nazi salutes get grace. Why?

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

This is America. And the good intentions — or rights — of black men don’t seem to matter.

Commentary | Jeneé Osterheldt

Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, and the double standard of success

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

In Boston this weekend for her book tour, Michelle Obama is entering a superstar status reserved for the likes of Beyoncé. And some people can’t get over it.


Stan Lee knew representation was a modern marvel

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

Stan Lee understood the superpower of representation and used his heroes to hold space for others.

It took 145 years, but The Harvard Crimson finally voted a black woman to lead it

By Jeneé Osterheldt , Globe Staff

Kristine Guillaume, Harvard Crimson’s first black woman president, is ready to turn the page.