Kenia Vanessa Mendoza

Credentials: BS, American University / JD, Washington College of Law – American University / MDiv, Wesley Theological Seminary / Ph.D., Drew University (Present)

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Specific Field: Ethics and Social Theory


Kenia Vanessa was born in La Paz, Bolivia and was then raised in the DC metropolitan area. After a few years of practicing immigration law in the area of deportation defense within the Latine community, Kenia Vanessa was baptized within a US protestant church, which propelled her study on the role of religion and social ethics concerning the lived experience of Latinas and her community using a Mujerista critique. Her interest areas also include Liberation and Postcolonial Theologies, Decoloniality, Decolonial Feminist Theology, Christian Social Ethics, Cultural Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Bioethics.