Shanna Corner

Shanna Corner

Areas of Study

Culture, Religion, Human Rights, Law and Society, Globalization, Gender


Shanna Corner is a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Notre Dame and is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (CSRS). Her dissertation research examines the ways that United Nations 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.

Recent Awards

Shanna Corner was awarded a 2015 Joseph H. Fichter Grant from ASR (Association for the Sociology of Religion) for dissertation research.

Shanna Corner was awarded a Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship.