Please see the HOME page for a description of my research interests, the BOOKS page for details about the books I have written, or the COMMUNITY CATS page for information on participating in my current research on community (aka "feral") cats and the humans who care for them.
(sole authored by Katja M. Guenther unless otherwise noted)
2023. "Challenging and Reinforcing the Ability/Disability System through Advocacy for Disabled Dogs." Disability Studies Quarterly 42 (3-4).
2020. "'Taking the Ghetto Out of the Dog': Reproducing Social Inequalities in Pit Bull Rescue." Ethnic and Racial Studies.
2019. "Secular Sexism: The Persistence of Gender Inequality in the US New Atheist Movement." Women's Studies International Forum 72(1): 47-55.
2019. Maldonado, Marta Maria and Katja M. Guenther. "Critical Mobilities in the Neoliberal University." Feminist Formations 31(1): vii-xxii.
2018. "Reclaiming Space for Women: Negotiating Modernity in Feminist Restorations in Post-Socialist Eastern Germany." In The Routledge Companion to Modernity, Space, and Gender, edited by Alexandra Staub. New York: Routledge.
2017. “Volunteers’ Power and Resistance in the Struggle for Shelter Animal Survival.” Sociological Forum 32(4): 1-13.
2017. “How Volunteerism Inhibits Social Movement Mobilization: A Case Study of Shelter Animal Advocates.” Social Movement Studies 17(2) 240-253.
2017. “Grassroots Organizing in Eastern Germany to Promote Women in STEM.” In Gender, Intersections, and Institutions: Intersectional Groups Building Alliances and Gaining Voice in Germany, edited by Louise K. Davidson-Schmich. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
2015. “Humor, Collective Identity, and Framing in the New Atheist Movement.” Co-authored with Natasha Radojcic, and Kerry Mulligan. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change 38: 203-227.
2014. “Bounded by Disbelief: How Atheists in the United States Differentiate Themselves from Religious Believers.” Journal of Contemporary Religion 29 (1): 1-16.
2013. Katja M. Guenther and Kerry Mulligan with Cameron Papp. “From the Outside In: Crossing Boundaries to Build Collective Identity in the New Atheist Movement.” Social Problems 60(4):457-475.
2012. “A Movement without Memory: Feminism and Collective Memory in Post-Socialist Eastern Germany.” Mobilization 17(2): 157-174.
2011. “The Possibilities and Pitfalls of NGO Feminism in Eastern and Central Europe.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. 36(4): 863-887.
2011. Katja M. Guenther, Sadie Pendaz, and Fortunata Makene Songora. “The Impact of Intersecting Dimensions of Inequality and Identity on the Racial Status of Eastern African Immigrants.” Sociological Forum 26 (1): 98-120.
2009. “The Politics of Names: Rethinking the Methodological and Ethical Significance of Naming People, Organizations, and Places.” Qualitative Research 9 (4) 411-424.
2009. “The Impact of Emotional Opportunity Structures on the Emotion Cultures of Feminist Organizations.” Gender & Society 23 (3): 337-362.
2008. “Understanding Policy Diffusion across Feminist Movements: The Case of Gender Mainstreaming.” Politics & Gender 4 (4): 587-613.
2006. “‘A Bastion of Sanity in a Crazy World’: A Local Feminist Movement and the Reconstitution of Scale, Space, and Place in an Eastern German City.” Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State, and Society 13 (4): 551-575.
Photo: Collars from animals impounded at a high-intake public shelter hang on a fence. Courtesy of L. Fogel.
Photo description: The black-and-white image captures a cluster of dog collars tossed onto a chain link fence. At the front hangs a collar with a tag attached that reads, "Special Dog. If found contact," and a telephone number. The chain link fence seems to run beyond the edge of the photo frame. In the background, the whisper of a one-story building is discernible.