Tanya Ann Kennedy

Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies

Ann Kennedy came to the University of Maine-Farmington in 2007 from the University of Houston-Downtown. She holds a joint appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies and in First-Year Writing. She regularly teaches first-year writing seminar and “Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.” She also teaches “Contemporary Feminist Thought” and “The Female Body in Western Culture.” Her research areas include media and new media studies, feminist theory and activism, race and ethnicity, gender and globalization, critical time studies, and U.S. literature and culture. Dr. Kennedy’s most recent book is Historicizing Post-Discourses: Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture (SUNY, 2017). She has published articles in William and Mary College of Law’s Journal of Race, Gender and Social Justice, New Global Studies, and Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge and serves on the editorial board of Time & Society.


  • 2004 PhD English, Rice University
  • MA English, Rice University
  • 1991 BA English, Reed College
Tanya Ann Kennedy – Professor of Women's & Gender Studies