Hi! I’m Keisha E. McKenzie.
- Based in the US since 2004
- Researched how the British government made its 2002-2003 case for war in Iraq
- Relied on to think thoroughly, source the best granola french toast in NYC, and leave projects better than I found them
Over the last eighteen years, I’ve combined study and practice in institutional leadership, civic communication, philanthropy, and faith-rooted justice organizing.
I believe that all people have inherent worth and dignity, we deserve a world of connection and flourishing for all, and people of faith have a duty to help make that world real.
Keisha E. McKenzie, PhD, is a strategist who interprets communication, religion, spirituality, and politics as social change technologies. She has worked in leadership facilitation, communication and development strategy, faith organizing, and management with nonprofit and educational organizations across the US for over sixteen years.
Originally from the UK, Keisha completed college in Jamaica and doctoral studies in technical communication and rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Her research addressed the British government’s scientific and public communication about weapons of mass destruction in the lead-up to the 2003-2011 Iraq war.
Keisha is a member of the Aspen Institute Religion and Society Program’s Powering Pluralism Network; a board or advisory member at Break Free Together, BJC’s Center for Faith, Justice, and Reconciliation, and Renewed Heart Ministries; coauthor with Liz Reiner Platt (Law, Rights, and Religion Project) of the All Faiths and None religious liberty report and discussion deck; and a Rooted in Resilience Fellow at Faith Matters Network.
Keisha publishes an e-newsletter called On Tomorrow’s Edge.
She runs McKenzie Consulting Group, a systems strategy, comms, and social good firm.
By Invitation in 2023—
- At the 2023 Strickland Symposium, Wake Forest Divinity School, Greensboro, NC.
- At the 2023 Adventist Peace Fellowship Summit, LGBTQ & Adventism: Peace, Truth & Reconciliation.
- At the 2023 Powering Pluralism Summit, Washington, DC.
- At the 2023 BJC Luncheon, Atlanta, GA.
- At the International Religious Liberty Association’s 130th World Congress, Silver Spring, MD, and Washington, DC.
If you’d like to share your work or an opportunity for us to collaborate, please send me a note.