Shannon joined The Open University as a PhD researcher in 2021. Prior to this she completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology at The University of Bedfordshire in 2018, graduating with a First Class Honours. This was followed by a MA in Criminology at the same institution in 2019, where she graduated with a masters with distinction.
Shannon's research interests revolve around investigating topics relating to race, racism, gender and sexuality.
Shannon is based in the sociology department at the OU and was awarded a studentship by The Open University to conduct her current PhD project titled: Critically examining race, racism and decolonisation at The Open Universitity.
Supervisors: Dr Umut Erel, Dr Julia Downes and Dr Kathryn Medien.
[Book Review]: Avtar Brah, Decolonial Imaginings: Intersectional Conversations and Contestations (2023-10-13)
Sociology ((Early access))
Critical reflections on the racialised hierarchies of an ethnically diverse staff-student scholarship project team (2023-02-28)
Martin, Shannon and Lusted, Jim
Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education(26)
Examining transitions to distance and online higher education with students from refugee backgrounds (2023-09)
Charitonos, K.; Gillespie, M.; Dancu, L.; O'Malley, O.; Al-Rashid, A.; Martin, S.; Wilding, C.; Graffin, N.; Mutwarasibo, F. and Babjak, M.
In : BERA 2023 Conference (12-14 Sep 2023, Birmingham, UK)