Kathleen Lacey

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316 Andrews Hall

Minnesota State University, Mankato, MA, MFA

English and Creative Writing - Fiction

Areas of Specialty

African American Literature

Multiethnic American Literature

Women's Literature

Popular Culture

Race and Medicine

Girlhood Studies

Courses Regularly Taught

Writing & Inquiry
Writing & Communities
Women in Popular Culture
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies

Kathleen Lacey is originally from Arcadia, Wisconsin. She holds bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in English and Humanistic Studies, and a MA in English and MFA in fiction from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She is currently completing her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kathleen’s current research addresses the representation of Black girlhood in African American women’s literature, the racialization of childhood innocence, and Black girls’ intellectual production. She regularly teaches courses in writing, literature, popular culture, and women’s and gender studies.