I'm interested in the relationships between technology, law, social movements, and race and gender. In taking a critical perspective, my work illuminates the relationship between cultural values and institutional responses to sexual assault, and aims to improve support mechanisms for survivors of sexual violence.
There Was A 1908 Board Game About Women Fighting Cops In The Streets
Research coverage on the Kotaku blog. If you'd like to grab a copy of Suffragetto, you can do so here.
Update Your Fairytale
Shelby, Renee. (2012). Update your fairytale: media analysis of hook-up narratives. Sociation Today, 10(2). ISSN 1542-6300.
The Fading American Dream
Shelby, Renee. (2016). “Rising Inequality and the Fading American Dream.” In Focus on Social Problems: A Contemporary Reader, edited by Mindy Stombler and Amanda Jungles. New York: Oxford University Press.
The Problem of Whiteness in Leisure and Sport Practices
McDonald, Mary, and Shelby, Renee. (2017). “Feminism, Intersectionality, and the Problem of Whiteness in Leisure and Sport Practices.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Feminism and Sport, Leisure and Physical Education, edited by Louise Mansfield, Jayne Caldwell, Rebecca Watson, and Belinda Wheaton. Palgrave.
Collaborative Design Projects