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Erin Shannon



I joined the department as a PhD student in October 2017 under the supervision of Vanita Sundaram and became a research associate the following spring. I approach education from a gender studies perspective (specifically gender-based violence), as I completed my MA in Gender, Violence and Conflict at the University of Sussex. My thesis is a comparative project examining how universities in the United States and in England respond to student disclosures of sexual harassment and violence.

Departmental roles

  • Research Associate



I am interested in looking at gender-based violence, specifically sexual harassment and sexual violence, in university settings.


  • PhD thesis: US and English University Responses to Student Disclosures of Sexual Violence
  • Research assistant: HEFCE-funded project, “Developing an intersectional approach to training on sexual harassment, violence and hate crime”

Research group(s)

External activities


Invited talks and conferences

  • Roundtable participant, WRDTP event: “Doing research in an age of #metoo.” University of Leeds, 21 November, 2018.

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York
YO10 5DD