Kenna Neitch teaches in areas of gender, sexuality, feminist methods and theory, and women’s literature. Her research takes a transnational feminist approach to Central American women’s testimony and activism, particularly in digital and collective forms.
Dr. Neitch teaches in areas of gender, sexuality, feminist methods and theory, and women’s literature. Her courses generally feature a combination of writing, workshops, research into cross-border feminist activism, and creative digital projects.
Kenna Neitch’s current book project, Persistence/Resistance: Gender, Testimony, and Transnational Organizing in Central America, centers indigenous and decolonial feminist theory in its transdisciplinary analysis of precarious women’s testimonies in collective and digital forms. She engages with feminist knowledge production in Central American women’s strategies of testimony and coalition building in the last forty years. Persistence/Resistance draws on feminist digital humanities to provide one of the first scholarly accounts of #MeToo in Central America in dialogue with previously unexamined women’s encuentros (institutional publications). Through persistence, her project offers a new cross-disciplinary framework for how scholars talk about and learn from activists and marginalized communities.
Her work is available or forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Feminist Studies, Wasafiri: International Contemporary Writing, Women’s Studies: An inter-disciplinary journal, and The Global South.
- Ph.D., Texas Tech University
- M.A., Texas Tech University
- B.A., Texas Lutheran University