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Shaneda DestineShaneda Destine

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology

The University of Tennessee
McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0490


Interest Areas

Race, Class, and Gender; Black Social Movements; Intersectionality; Critical Race and Political Economy


Dr. Destine’s research program centers on race, gender, sexuality, and contemporary social movements. She is most interested in how systematic oppression effects the overall well-being of marginalized people. She investigates forms of resistance of Black women and Black Queer people, as they create spaces of Black Joy and Respite, while struggling for liberation. Dr. Destine’s work is theoretically informed by Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Black Radical Social Movement Theory. Her goal is to further the notion that race, gender, class, and sexuality act as vectors of oppressions central to the sustaining global capitalism and systemic oppression, particularly through the use of state violence.

Refereed Book and Journal Articles:

  • Destine, Shaneda. Published October 2019.“ #ReclaimingMyTime: Black Women Movement Actors’ Experiences with
    Intra-Movement Conflicts and the Case for a Transformative Healing Justice Model.” Societies without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences 1(13).
  • Destine, Shaneda and Walda Katz-Fishman. July 2017. “A Critical Pedagogy with College and High School Students in
    St. Louis Post-Mike Brown.”   Humanity & Society 41 (3):1-10.
  • Katz-Fishman, Walda, Jerome, Scott and Shaneda Destine. November 2016. "The Dispossessed and Disposable: Today’s
    Rising Movement Engages Frantz Fanon."  Issues in Race & Society: An Interdisciplinary Global Journal 4 (1): 62-81.


  • Destine, Shaneda. June 2015. Review of “Young and Gay: Jamaica’s Gully Queens” Produced and Directed by Christo
    Geoghegan of VICE News. Societies without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences 10 (1). Retrieved

Past courses include: Introduction to Sociology, College Career Advancement, Introduction to African and African American Studies, Women of Color, Sociology of Class and Inequality.

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