Kenna Neitch

Kenna NeitchContact Information

025 MacMillan Hall
Oxford, OH 45056
Office Hours (Fall 2021):
T R 11:30-1:00


Visiting Assistant Professor
Global and Intercultural Studies (Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Heanon Wilkins Fellow


PhD, Texas Tech University 
MA, Texas Tech University 
BA, Texas Lutheran University 


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.