Department of Sociology

Shannon Malone

M.S., University of Pennsylvania

Shannon Malone



Gender, Race & Ethnicity, Inequality, State Violence, Institutions, Critical Criminology, Mixed Methodologies


Shannon Malone is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the gender, race, and class dynamics of how women and girls are socialized to interact with institutions of the state.  Shannon's research specifically examines black women's experiences with the police and foster care system.

Shannon is a gradute trainee of the Population Research Center and a graduate fellow of the Urban Ethnography Lab. She is also a W.K. Kellogg Community Leadership Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  Prior to joining the department, Shannon worked in philanthropy and earned her M.S. in Nonprofit and NGO Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania and B.A. in English from Tougaloo College.  

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