University of Minnesota
Department of Sociology

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Dr Shannon Golden

Sociology 1052 Social Science Bldg 267 - 19th Ave South

Department Affiliations


I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellow with the Human Rights Program. I am currently working on my dissertation about how communities rebuild after violent conflict and widespread human rights abuses. I'm interested in processes of reconciliation, building collective identity, and constructing social solidarity.


  • peace, war, & social conflict
  • peacebuilding
  • sociology of law & human rights
  • migration & displacement
  • race & ethnicity
  • culture & religion
  • East Africa
  • public policy

Educational Background

  • PhD Candidate: Sociology, University of Minnesota, MN.
  • Graduate Minor: Human Rights, University of Minnesota, MN.
  • BA: Sociology, Wheaton College, IL, 2005.
  • Certificate: Human Needs and Global Resources, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 2005.
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