Shannon Lee Dawdy
|Shannon Lee Dawdy|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Institutions||University of Chicago|
Dawdy holds a PhD in anthropology and history and an MA in history from the University of Michigan, an MA in anthropology from the College of William and Mary and a BA in anthropology from Reed College.
Dawdy is an associate professor at the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on the Gulf of Mexico, with a special focus on New Orleans, from the colonial period to the post-Katrina present. Another topic of Dawdy's research is contemporary oceanic piracy, and the potential existence of pirate culture. She is currently working on a study of 21st-century American death practices.
In 2010, she was named a MacArthur Fellow. 
- Dawdy, Shannon Lee. "Curriculum Vitae" (PDF). Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Faculty - Shannon Lee Dawdy". University of Chicago. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Dent, Alexander Sebastian. "INTRODUCTION: Understanding the War on Piracy, Or Why we Need More Anthropology of Pirates." Anthropological Quarterly 85.3 (2012): 659-72. ProQuest. Retrieved 5 September 2016.