Amanda Kessner

Class of 2010

Amanda KessnerAmanda Kessner is a Feminist Studies doctoral student in the department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The program seeks to advance interdisciplinary feminist research. Courses are offered in post-colonial feminisms, social movements, critical sexualities, environmental justice, and the intersections of race, ethnicity, and nationalism. Currently, Amanda is taking courses in Feminist Studies, African and African American Studies, and Philosophy. Her research interests include transnational feminism, feminist methodology for academic research and NGO/development work, tracing foods with colonial legacies, neoliberal consumption, and food systems. After Amanda earns her PhD in Feminist Studies she hopes to teach at the university level.

Amanda Kessner graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2010 with a double major in Community Studies and Feminist Studies.