Through the generosity of the Interactivity Foundation (IF), Dr. Shannon Wheatley Hartman is serving as a Fellow with the CPGC. Her time with the CPGC will focus on supporting and promoting democratic discussion in community-campus partnerships, on campus, and in classrooms.
As a Fellow with the Interactivity Foundation (IF) since 2011, Shannon has worked with communities across the United States to advance democratic discussion on issues that press the national and global agenda. Much of her work with the foundation includes developing pedagogical approaches, discussion materials, and research in the field and practice of deliberative democracy.
Prior to joining IF and the CPGC, Shannon was a Lecturer of International Relations at Arizona State University, where she was awarded Teacher of the Year for the School of Politics and Global Studies. Her teaching interests and research focus on cosmopolitanism, immigration and border politics, nonviolent resistance, critical security, postcolonial studies, the politics of humor (seriously), and research methodology. Her publications on the privatization of immigrant detention can be found in International Political Sociology, The Routledge Handbook of Private Security Studies, and in Critical Approaches to Security: Theories and Methods. She has also published critical essays on ecotourism and travel writing in the Journal of Politics and Margins, Peripheries, and Excluded Bodies: International Relations and States of Exception.
Shannon is a native of Kentucky and proud alumna of Transylvania University. She also holds a MsEcon in Postcolonial Studies and Research Methodology from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She earned a Ph.D. in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and Political Theory from Arizona State University.