Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kayla Keener

Kayla Keener

Kayla Keener

Affect, irony, phenomenology, neoliberalism, niche markets and consumer culture, popular culture, alternative genders and sexualities

Kayla received her BA from the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands in 2009, with an emphasis in Analyzing Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Gender through Religion, Literature and Activism. She received her MA in Women’s Studies, with an emphasis in Culture, Globalization and Development, from The George Washington University in 2011.

She began the PhD program in Cultural Studies in 2015 and is interested in how structures of affect impact and maintain niche markets and commodity cultures, particularly in relation to ironic and alternative forms of consumption.