Shannon Weber is a Boston-based (and bicoastal) freelance writer and researcher. She is the author of Feminism in Minutes (Quercus Books, 2019) and is a writer at The Body Is Not An Apology.
Shannon's freelance work has appeared in AlterNet, Bitch Media, Everyday Feminism, Fodor's Travel, Patheos Pagan, Teen Vogue, and more. In her former life she was a gender studies professor, where she taught at some of the finest colleges and universities in the US, including Tufts University, Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Wellesley College. She holds a Ph.D in Feminist Studies from the University of California and a Bachelor of Arts (high honors) from Mount Holyoke College.
As a researcher, Shannon's scholarship has been published in top peer-reviewed academic journals, a Lambda Literary Award-winning anthology, and progressive think tank Political Research Associates' quarterly publication The Public Eye. An expert on feminism, gender, and sexuality, she has appeared in a variety of media outlets, including Boston NPR affiliate WGBH.
Born in Los Angeles, Shannon spent most of her childhood in the Northwest, where she grew up in a working-class home. The first in her family to attend a four-year college, she is currently writing a memoir about these experiences.
Shannon lives with her partner of five years, her precious dog daughter Francesca, and her posh cat child Olivia. She constantly wants to live in at least four different places at once. When she's on the East Coast, she misses California Mexican food, the Pacific Ocean, and palm trees. When she's on the West Coast, she misses old architecture and sweater weather. When she's not writing or being disturbed by the daily news, Shannon enjoys traveling, tarot, the sea, chocolate, and Halloween season. She's proud to be a millennial, the simultaneously most educated and financially screwed generation yet.