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Shannon Malone Gonzalez

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

PRC Graduate Research Trainee
Shannon Malone Gonzalez



Crime, Law, and Deviance; Race, Gender, and Class; Community and Urban Sociology; Police Violence; Black Feminist Theory and Epistemologies; Mixed Methods


Shannon Malone Gonzalez is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin where she is completing doctoral portfolios in Applied Statistical Modeling and Women's and Gender Studies. Her research uses mixed-methodologies to investigate police violence against black women and girls across socio-economic conditions in the United States. 

Shannon's work incorporates an intersectional analysis into the study of police surveillance and violence and contributes to interdisciplinary scholarship on the sociology of race and ethnicity, women’s and gender studies, and criminology. Her first project used in-depth interviews with black mothers from diverse social class backgrounds to examine the police talk, or how black youth learn to navigate their vulnerability to police violence from their families.  Her dissertation, In Her Place: Black Women Redefining and Resisting Police Violence, uses interviews, field observations, and surveys to interrogate the social conditions that shape and marginalize black women and girls’ experiences with police across cultural and institutional contexts. 

She received her M.S. in Nonprofit and NGO Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in English from Tougaloo College.


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