Undoing Oppressions: A Conversation with Nekeisha Alayna Alexis

When working to undo one type of oppression, activists often see how other types of oppression intersect.

Nekeisha Alayna Alexis is an Anabaptist scholar whose writing addresses issues of justice for both human and animals. In this conversation, she describes how her conviction to nonviolence evolved into her interest in co-liberation with animals and becoming a vegan. She also discusses her role in leading anti-racism efforts within the context of a seminary and why joy is at the foundation of her work.


Nekeisha Alayna Alexis is the Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, IN, where she leads a team of teaching faculty, administrators and students to build intercultural competence throughout the institution. As an independent scholar focused on issues of human and other animal oppression, she writes and speaks extensively in the areas of Christian theology and ethics, critical animal studies, and related issues.