Shaonta' Allen

|Research Associate of Sociology
Academic Appointments
  • Mellon Faculty Fellow in Sociology

  • African and African American Studies Affiliate

  • The Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality Affiliate

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Shaonta's research examines how Black individuals and groups perceive and respond to social inequality and how this resistance varies across social institutions. She specifically explores Black resistive practices within Religion, Higher Education, and Pop-Culture & Sport to theorize contemporary strategies for navigating racial and gendered hierarchies. Believing in the radical potential of sociology, Shay teaches and produces research with the goal of facilitating social change.


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  • B.A. University of Washington
  • M.A. Middle Tennessee State University
  • Ph. D. University of Cincinnati

Selected Publications

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