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Shannon Malone Gonzalez

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

PRC Graduate Student Trainee
Shannon Malone Gonzalez



Black Feminist Theory and Epistemologies, Crime, Law, and Deviance, Community and Urban Sociology, Mixed Methods


Shannon Malone Gonzalez is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research explores how police in the U.S. use excessive force against black women and girls.

Drawing from interdisciplinary scholarship on the sociology of race and ethnicity, women’s and gender studies, and criminology, Shannon incorporates an intersectional analysis into the study of police surveillance, criminalization, and violence. Her dissertation uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to interrogate the social conditions that shape and marginalize black women and girls’ experiences with police across cultural and institutional contexts.

Shannon is an ASA Minority Fellow, Ford Dissertation Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and W.K. Kellogg Community Leadership Fellow. She received her M.S. in Nonprofit and NGO Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. in English from Tougaloo College.

A CV is available upon request. 


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