McKenna Stayner (2013)

McKenna Stayner is a writer, interviewer, editor, and grant writer. Currently, she is an interviewer for the Brooklyn Historical Society's oral history project with the Brooklyn School of Inquiry. Before moving to New York, she managed outreach and publicity for Voice of Witness, a social justice oral history book series published by McSweeney's. McKenna went to St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico for her undergraduate degree in philosophy and literature, and her blood runs Santa Fe-turquoise. She's interested in food justice, refugee rights, Borges, and the rejuvenation of journalism through oral history. Her thesis explores sensory memory in refugee narratives, focusing on scent and non-textual visuality.