Department of Sociology

Shannon Malone Gonzalez

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Doctoral Candidate
Shannon Malone Gonzalez



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


Shannon Malone Gonzalez is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines police violence against black women and girls in the United States. 

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 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 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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