Shannon Spears

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Shannon Spears is from Louisville, Kentucky and is a second year Ph.D. student in the American Studies Department. Shannon earned her Bachelor’s Degree in both Humanities and Pan-African Studies as well as her Master’s Degree in Pan-African Studies along with a Graduate Certificate in African American Theatre at the University of Louisville. Shannon works as a graduate teaching assistant in the department of Humanities at the University of Kansas teaching Introduction to Humanities. Her dissertation research is on the Descendants of Freedmen’s’ disenrollment and disenfranchisement from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Shannon is interested in seeing where younger citizens stand when it comes to the Descendants of Freedmen’s disenrollment and disenfranchisement.     


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