Dr. Shannon Harper


Dept:Sociology And Criminal Justice
Office:320 East Hall 510 Farm House Ln Ames IA 50011-1054


Shannon Harper is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, as well as core faculty in the U.S. Latino/a Studies Program at Iowa State University. She has a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Justice from the University of Illinois Chicago and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis on domestic violence from the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Harper’s research explores the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) and intimate partner homicide (IPH) and the gendered, structural, and cultural contexts through which both correlate and occur. Dr. Harper’s work also investigates how race/ethnicity, class, gender, and other identities intersect to shape marginalized survivors’ IPV and IPH experiences and interactions with the criminal legal system, specifically Latina and African American women. She has been published in multiple high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Feminist Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, Homicide Studies, and Public Understanding of Science.