Dissertation Year Fellow 2015-16
Shanna Corner is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include: culture, religion, human rights, law and society, globalization, and gender. Her dissertation research examines the ways that United Nations (UN) and country-level actors, who work with women’s rights, conceptualize religion and its relationship to human rights in varying ways and how this impacts negotiation and reporting that takes place in the UN and different countries.
While at Note Dame, she has gained research experience through her work on the National Study of Youth and Religion (NSYR) and the Lilly Parenting Project, as well as through her work as the project manager for the Cardus Education Study (CES). Before coming to Notre Dame, she completed a master’s degree in international studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and English at Grand Valley State University.