Shannon has a passion for writing about power relations and inequality. Her 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 US social movements and the history of feminism 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. She is also at work on a book about queer femininity and feminism.
Shannon lives with her partner of six years, her dog daughter Francesca, and her cat child Olivia. When she's not writing or being disturbed by the daily news, Shannon enjoys tarot, traveling, history, the sea, chocolate, and Halloween season. She's forever proud to be a millennial.