Shannon Philip is a sociologist and social anthropologist working on gender, masculinities, sexualities, race and class in India and South Africa. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. His current research ethnographically looks at the urban contexts of Johannesburg and New Delhi to explore how urban transformations, gendered violence and masculinities intersect and their generative consequences on social relations. Shannon completed his PhD at the University of Oxford where he used a combination of longitudinal ethnographic methods and visual analysis to study urban youth, masculinities, gender, development and the policing of public bodies in neoliberal India. His first academic monograph based on his doctoral research is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in 2022 and is entitled Becoming Young Men in a New India: Masculinities, Gender Relations and Violence in the Postcolony.
Shannon Philip is a Guest Teacher in the Department of Gender Studies.