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Academic Advisor and Lecturer


B.A., University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

English and Humanistic Studies

M.A. & M.F.A., Minnesota State University, Mankato

English and Creative Writing - Fiction

Ph.D., University of Nebraska–Lincoln

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, a small town near the upper Mississippi River. She holds bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in English and Humanistic Studies, and a M.A. in English and M.F.A. in fiction from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She completed her Ph.D. in English at UNL in 2017.

Kathleen's current research addresses the representation of Black girlhood in African American women's literature, Black girls' intellectual production, and the study of chronic illness in academia. She regularly teaches courses in writing, literature, popular culture, and women's and gender studies.