SHANNON WEBER, PH.D
SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATOR & WRITER
Hello there! I'm Shannon Weber (she/her), author, educational consultant, and Director of Digital Learning at The Body Is Not An Apology. I hold a Ph.D in Feminist Studies from the University of California with a focus in gender and sexuality and have taught gender studies and sociology at Tufts University, Brandeis University, Northeastern University, and Wellesley College. My body of writing spans published academic research, popular writing for outlets like Bitch Magazine and Teen Vogue, and three books on social justice, most recently a children’s book on activism for equality.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in the Northwest by working-class parents, I earned my undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke College as a first-generation college graduate. After spending roughly a third of my life each in three different US geographic regions, New England continues to feel like home. After spending time on California’s Central Coast and seven years as a Bostonian, I am currently based in Northern California.
These days, I can be found spending quality time with my partner and pet children, planning COVID-safe(r) excursions, and going down historical rabbit holes. Some of my favorite things include liberatory social movements, spirituality, autumn, the ocean, and learning about my ancestors (good and bad). I'm forever proud to be a millennial.