Krista Grensavitch

Krista Grensavitch, Ph.D. is a lecturer in Women’s and Gender Studies, History, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Her research explores the intersection of Feminist Pedagogy, Material Culture Theory, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Responding to the so-called ‘Material Turn’ within the discipline of history and, more widely, in the humanities, she argues that continuing the work of bell hooks’ engaged pedagogy, which places an emphasis on developing and maintaining well-being, is best done by incorporating objects in teaching and learning. Drawing from her own teaching experience, Krista explores and complicates ideas relating to authority, unknowability, and identity within the higher ed humanities classroom. By presenting her research and dissertation in various formats, including video, text, and audio, she hopes to ensure that the ideas and insights she offers are accessible and transferable.


A short video chronicle of a student journey on a project about women’s erasures from history. Inspired by Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, young women from Wisconsin embraced local archives to express their critical ideas.


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