Dr. Shauna Knox is a researcher, strategist, and thought leader in Black humanity and the decolonization and re-humanization of Black citizens of the Global South. Dr. Knox is Senior Vice President of the National Black Child Development Institute and Co-Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum for People of African Descent Working Group. She served a six-year tenure at the U.S. Department of Education, during which she received a Breakthrough Award for her work on the steering committee leading the charge to upskill the Department following the eighth reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. She was also the designated Subject Matter Expert for Human Trafficking and Child Labor Exploitation at the Department. Dr. Knox has published two compelling books through Routledge Press: Engaging Currere Toward Decolonization: Negotiating Black Womanhood through Autobiographical Analysis, and The Black Subaltern: An Intimate Witnessing.