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T. Shacon Jones II

Shacon Jones II is an artist-scholar-activist and doctoral candidate in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies, with PhD minors in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Primarily interested in the Black male body in undervalued citizenship-making and life-sustaining practices, his dissertation employs visual studies and ethnographic methods to examine mundane and spectacular choreographies of Black men engaged in radical pleasure. Shacon has served as a graduate fellow for the Black Community Service Center, Stanford Arts Institute, Hope House Scholars Program, and the Haas Center for Public Service. He holds a M.A. in Education from Stanford Graduate School of Education, a M.F.A. in Theatre Management and Producing from Columbia University, and a B.A. in English and Dance (double major) from Morehouse College. Outside of research and teaching, Shacon is involved in foster care advocacy and is pursuing certification as an intimacy consultant for live performance and TV/film.