Shannon Malone Gonzalez

Shannon Malone Gonzalez stands looking at the camera with her arms crossed.

Shannon Malone Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and a Faculty Fellow in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research examines the relationship between marginality and policing. She is especially interested in how black women and girls experience, understand, and resist police surveillance and violence. Drawing from black feminism and critical criminology, Shannon uses mixed methods to investigate the social conditions that shape and obscure black women and girls’ experiences of policing across social institutions and contexts.

Shannon is from Jackson, MS where she earned her B.A. from Tougaloo College. She received her M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Sociology from The University of Texas at Austin where she also completed doctoral portfolios in Applied Statistical Modeling and Women’s and Gender Studies.

In addition to research, Shannon engages in photography, creative writing, black mother healing circles, southern food and music, and beloved black, queer, and feminist communities with cherished friends and chosen family.