T’Shana McClain

T’Shana McClain

Research Associate

T’Shana McClain, MSW, is a research project manager at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA). She works primarily on the Cultivating Learning and Safe Environments (CLASE) project, which focuses on issues of sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault at UT System institutions of higher education. McClain has been working in the field of intimate partner violence and sexual assault for over 5 years. Her direct service work includes counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services to survivors and perpetrators of intimate partner violence and sexual assault in institutions of higher education and community-based settings in rural North Carolina. Her previous work included non-profit community organizing across the Southeast to promote full LGBT equality and support grassroots organizers. In her spare time, she likes to read nonfiction, watch historical documentaries, and explore new running locations.

Professional Interests

Restorative justice; intimate partner violence; sexual violence; perpetration risk factors; intersectionality in violence research; mass incarceration; suicide prevention; and resiliency in marginalized populations.


  • M.S.W, Western Carolina University
  • B.S. Psychology, Western Carolina University
  • B.S. Sociology, Western Carolina University


John W. Hargis Hall (JHH)


Mailing Address

The University of Texas at Austin
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
1823 Red River St. 1.114
STOP D3510
Austin, TX 78712